"Trichy and Srirangam" Tiruchchirappalli by Willettsworld

Tiruchchirappalli Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 114 photos

Tiruchirappalli, more commonly known as Trichy, is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu and is located on the south bank of the Cauvery River with Srirangam, on an island, on the north bank. The most famous landmark of Trichy is the Rock Fort Temple which is perched on a huge 83-metre high rocky outcrop. The smooth crop was first hewn by the Pallavas but it was the Nayaks of Madurai who later built the temple in the 7th century. There are actually two temples on the rock - one dedicated to Lord Shiva and the other to Lord Ganesha. Apart from this the only other sights within the city are the Lourdes Church modelled on the famous basilica in France, a Muslim tomb and an Anglican church near the main train station. However, across the river, in Srirangam, lies the largest active Hindu temple in the world - the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple which really deserves a visit. 2km east of this is another large temple complex called the Sri Jambukeshwara Temple, which, again, is worth a visit if you have the time. I only stayed here 1 night after arriving from nearby Madurai and just about had enough time to see all the sights.

  • Last visit to Tiruchchirappalli: Feb 2007
  • Intro Written Oct 9, 2009
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