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Weekend Getaways from Trichy

Tiruchirappalli, dearly called as Trichy by the Tamil speaking population living all over the world, is one among the most happening urban centers in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Being a leading city and renowned tourist destination in the state, Trichy is a place that is visited by a wide range of travelers like pilgrims, holidaymakers, business people, irrespective of times of year. Located along the course of River Kaveri, Trichy has got rather a unique feature, may be a specialty, which is almost the geographic center of the state.

Being a city that is located almost at the center of the Tamil Nadu, people who are traveling to all the neighboring states use Trichy as a stop-over. Not just that, the beautiful city is dotted with a wide range of places of interest all around. As a matter of fact, it needs at least three days to explore the city! Also, the strategic location of the city extends one more advantage that it offers excellent weekend getaway options on all sides. Let's take glance through the various and most popular options for Weekend Getaways from Trichy, Weekend Breaks from Trichy, Short-breaks from Trichy, Two Day Trip from Trichy and Short Trips from Trichy.


Distance from Trichy: 57 km
Preferred Route: via NH67
Approximate Driving Time: 1 h

Thanjavur Temple

Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore is a celebrated cultural junction, located just 57 km away from the Malaikottai Maanagar of Trichy and 324 km away from the state capital Chennai (via Grand Southern Trunk Road/NH45). Known for its far-famed Great Living Chola Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Monuments) like Brihadeeswara Temple also known as Thanjavur Big Temple, Thanjavur is one among the most visited and nearest tourist destination by people who visit Trichy. Thanjavur is a land that offers a wide range of options for tourists as the city is the home of a numerous historic temples, ancient monuments, garden, palace and many more.

Some of the most popular places of interest in Thanjavur include Brihadeeswara Temple, Shiv Ganga Garden, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Nayak Durbar Hall Art Museum, Tamil University Museum, Sangeetha Mahal, Grand Anicut, Thanjavur Art Gallery, Vijayanagara Fort, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Saraswathi Mahal Library, Schwartz Church, Rajaraja Chola Museum, and Archeological Museum and so on. Get to Thanjavur and explore the birthplace of some of the celebrated arts and crafts of South India.

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Distance from Trichy: 102 km
Preferred Route: via NH67
Approximate Driving Time: 1 h 45 min

Kumbakonam Temple Gopuram

A notable temple town of the state, Kumbakonam reminds of historic Hindu temples (and temples only) to Tamil people. An age-old town and an erstwhile headquarters of Chola dynasty, Kumbakonam is all about antiquity that is well reflected in its temples and other religious sites. Located approximately 100 km away from Trichy and 282 km away from the state capital Chennai (via Grand Southern Trunk Road/NH45 and NH 45C), Kumbakonam is one among the most visited pilgrimage town in all of South India.

Some of the most popular places of interest in Kumbakonam include Adi Kumbeshwarar Temple, Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Ramaswamy Temple, Chakrapani Temple, Nageswaran Temple, Pateeswaram Temple, Airavatesvara Temple, Swamimalai Temple, Someswar Temple, Sarangapani Temple, Koothanur Saraswathi Temple and so on.

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Distance from Trichy: 88.8 km
Preferred Route: via Salem - Namakkal - Trichy Road/Tiruchengode - Namakkal - Trichy Road
Approximate Driving Time: 1 h 50 min

Fort of Namakkal

Namakkal, fondly called as Namagiri is an integral part of the Kongu Nadu in the state. An historic city, Namakkal is approximately 80 km away from Trichy and 390 km away from Chennai (via Grand Southern Trunk Road/NH45 and NH 68). The name Namakkal reminds of the massive Anjaneynar statue which can be easily seen while crossing the city by bus! The city also houses the famous rock cut cave temple namely, Namagiri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami Temple.

Some of the most popular places of interest in Namakkal include Namagiri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami Temple, Namakkal Anjeneyar Temple, Kamalalayam, Koolipatti Murugan Temple, Kolli Hills, Vasalurpatty Boat House, Old TAMPCOL Site Botancial Garden, Akasa Gangai falls and so on.


Distance from Trichy: 81.2 km
Preferred Route: via Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway
Approximate Driving Time: 1 h 40 min

Karur Temple

One among the oldest towns in the state, Karur is formerly called as Karuvur. Karur is regarded as one of the most important commercial hubs of Tamil Nadu as the town is dotted with bus body building industries all around. Also, the notable Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) factory in Karur is named as the most prominent manufacturer of bagasse based paper in the globe and the second most prominent paper producer in all of Asia.

Some of the most popular places of interest in Karur include Mayanur Pilgrimage, Nerur, Pasupatheiswarar Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Thanthondri Malai Kalayana Venkataramana Swamy Temple, and Sri Jaya Anjaneya Temple and so on.

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Distance from Trichy: 104 km
Preferred Route: via Grand Southern Trunk Road/Trichy - Dindugal Road
Approximate Driving Time: 1 h 30 min


Dindigul has two different faces, an antique face and a rapidly growing city face! Dindigul is believed to be an age old settlement, that the region was under the powers of differ dynasties and kingdoms at different times. Located approximately 100 km from Trichy and 431 km away from the state capital Chennai (via Grand Southern Trunk Rd/NH45), Dindigul reminds of lock making to the Tamil speaking population as the term 'Dindigul Pootu' is often used in every day spoken language.

Some of the most popular places of interest in Dindigul include 14th century Kalahastheeswara-Gnanambika Temple, Kodaikanal - Princess of Hill Stations, Seenivasaperumal Temple, Begumbur Periya Pallivasal, Thadikombu Soundararaja Perumal Temple, Thowheeth Masjid, Mandi Pallivasal and so on. Do not ever forget to indulge in Biryani adventure in the city as the 'Dindigul Biryani' is famous all over the world.

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Some of the other options for Weekend Getaways from Trichy include:

  • Sivaganga - 128 km from Trichy
  • Perambalur - 57 km from Trichy
  • Salem - 140 km from Trichy
  • Pudukottai - 57.7 km from Trichy
  • Thiruvannamalai - 185 km from Trichy
  • Thekkady, Kerala - 245 km from Trichy
  • Coimbatore - 217 km from Trichy
  • Madurai - 135 km from Trichy

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