Trichy at a glance:
Coordinate: 10.7905° N, 78.7047° E
State: Tamil Nadu
How to reach:
By Train: The main Trichy railway station is the Trichy City Junction, whose station code is TPJ. Always check schedules thoroughly as the schedule for your train to Trichy may change at any time. The train schedules are always kept updated, so if you keep checking you will never miss you Trichy Train.
By Flight: You can take flights to Trichy from all over India. Trichy Airport or Trichy International airport has terminals for both domestic and international flights. Make your Trichy travel as economical as possible by booking early. The airport is situated at a distance of 5 km from the centre of the city. From the airport, one can take either a cab or a shuttle service to get around the city. Check the Trichy flight status before you board, to make sure that you are kept up to date with the schedule of flights.
By Cab/Car: The highways to Trichy are well laid and will make you Trichy trip by car a pleasant one. It is relatively easy to reach Trichy by car through various cab companies. While driving your car to Trichy make sure to stop at some of the roadside stalls for some filter coffee that Tamil Nadu is famous for.
Things to do and places to visit in Trichy
Kallanai (also known as the Grand Anicut) is one of the oldest dams that is still in operational condition. Located at a distance of about 15 kms from the main city, the dam was first constructed under the Rule of the Chola king, Karikala, around the 2nd Century AD.
In addition to beautiful temples, Trichy also has something for your children. Mukkombu is a picnic spot located at a distance of about 18 kms from the city.
Rockfort Ganpati Temple
By far the most popular place in all of Trichy is the Rockfort Ganpathi Temple. It derives its name from it’s unique building style. The temple structure comprises a huge rock, which is believed to be the oldest rock in the world, even older than The Himalayan Mountains.
Samayapuram Amman Temple
The beautiful temple is located at about 20 kms from the main city of Trichy. The Goddess worshipped here, Goddess Mariamman is believed to be the goddess of power.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is situated in Srirangam Town of Trichy. The temple is devoted to Lord Ranganatha, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu. The temple complex along with the surrounding area covers a total area of 156 acres.
Vekkali Amman Temple is another very famous Hindu temple dedicated to Vekkali, a form of the Hindu Goddess Parvati. It is located in Woraiyur, Trichy.
Viralimalai Murugan Temple
Viralimalai Murugan Temple is located in the centre of the Viralimalai town of Trichy. The temple is one of the most popular temples in Tamilnadu. The temple derives its name from the Viralimalai hill, where it is located.
What to eat in Trichy :
Local Food and Cuisine
When it comes to food options, Trichy has a lot of varieties available. Most of the food is South Indian, but a few multicuisine restaurants are also available.