Tiruchirappalli now called Trichy is situated on the banks of the
Cauvery river. Trichy, the fourth largest city in the state was a
citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. But the
Pallavas never really managed to retain control of this strategic city
and lost it to the Pandyas several times.
Tiruchirappalli is known for its Rock Fort and its temple at a height
of over 83 metres. Other renowned temples are, the Sri Ranganathaswamy
Temple (Srirangam), Siva temple at Tiruvanaikkaval and the Samayapuram
The airport at
Tiruchirapalli has flights to Chennai, Sharjah, Kuwait and
connected to Chennai, Madurai, Thanjavur, Bangalore, Mysore,
Tirupathi, Rameswaram and Kochi.
Tiruchirapalli has a good
network of roads to connect with all major cities in Tamil Nadu.
Trichy's most famed landmark is an 83 m high rock which is the only
outcrop in the otherwise flat land of the city. The most amazing fact
about the rock is that it is one of the oldest in the world -
approaximately 3,800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks
of Greenland and older than the Himalayas.
This located on 19, Bharathidasan road. Bronze and stone sculptures
are on display here. Admission is free; the museum is open an all days
St John's Church
This church built in 1812 has louvre doors which open to convert it
into airy pavillion and is located near the Theppakulam.
The Siva temple here has some interesting inscriptions as well as
beautiful sculptures. One of the inscriptions deal with the musical
treatise of Mahendravaraman Pallava and his experimentation with
eight-stringed called Parivadini.
Tiruvanaikkaval Or Jambukeswarar Temple
Situated 2 km east of Srirangam, this beautiful Siva temple steals the
show from the larger Ranganathaswami temple due to its excellent
architectural design. The temple is named after the elephant which is
beleived to have worshipped Lord Siva here. Installed under an ancient
Jumbu tree, the lingam is partially submerged by water and is meant to
represent God-incarnate as Water.
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