Tourism

Rock Fort Temple

Sri Thayumana Swami Temple dedicated to Lord Siva and Vinayaka Temple built a top collectively called as Rock Fort. The 83 m high Rock Fort is in the middle of the city was initially built by Pallavas and fortified by Nayaks. This high cliff fascinates people from all parts if South India to climb up 437 steps to reach "Utchi Pillayar" from where the whole city is visible.

Srirangam Temple

Sanctity is accorded to a place on the basis of its threefold popularity of the presiding deity, the quality of the holy waters and its hoary past. The holy shrine of Srirangam has all these attributes in rich measure. The township of Srirangam envelopping the shrine is situated on a tiny island formed by the bifurcation of the river Cavery at a place called Mukkombu (Upper anaicut). The southern distributary of the river retains the name Cavery, while the northern branch is called Coleroon. The abode of the Supreme Lord, Sri Ranganatha, the reclining form of Lord Vishnu is situated in Srirangam 8 kilometers from Trichy city. There are not less than 22 gopurams, one of which is the tallest in India. The 72m high 13-tiered Rajagopuram was built in 1987 while the remaining 21 gopurams were built between th 14th and 17th centuries.

Thiruvanaikaval Temple

Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated 2kms east of Srirangam, The temple is named after the elephant which is believed to have worshipped Lord Siva here. Installed under an ancient Jambu tree, the lingam is partially submerged by water and meant to represent God incarnate as water.

Ayyappan Kovil

Located near the district court of Trichy, is a peaceful temple and attracts many people in all weekdays. This temple is famous for its discipline and neatness. Another special thing is that there are many small stones collected from holy rivers and holy places all over the world placed on many small platforms alon with the respective names of the rivers and places. Everyday pooja is being conducted to these stones as well.

Vekkaliamman Temple

Woraiur was once the capital of the Cholas. The Vekkaliamman unique temple is having no roof for the presiding deity, the reason being the Goddess here has saved the people here from the Sand-rain and turbulent wind showered at this place by the curse of the Lord Siva here on the request of the pious devotee saint Sarama Munivar. She said that she will have the roofing only when all the people of this town gets the same. One shrine devoted to Lord "Pongusani" is worth to mention. It lies not far from Nachiyar Kovil and Panchavarneswarar temple.

Vayaloor Murugan Temple

Arulmigu Subramaniyaswami Temple lies at Kumara Vayaloor, 12 kms from Tiruchirappalli, near Kuzhumani, the village with lush green fields .It is one of the famous Lord Karthic temples of this area. The Kandar sasti festival during October - November, is celebrated in a grand manner for lord Muruga here. The presiding deities are named as Adinathar and Adinayaki. During all Sastis (6th day from New/ Full moon day) Karthigai Deepam, Thaipoosam, Panguni Uthiram, Full moon days ,first day of English and Tamil New years thousands of devotees are visiting this temple

Samayapuram Temple

This is a very important place of pilgrimage, famous for its temple dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman. The people believe that what they pray will occur. In the Tamil month "Chitirai" there will be a car festival and Poochoridal will be celebrated in "Pannguni"

Uthamar Kovil

The place is known as Pichandarkovil as Lord Shiva was relieved of His doshas here. As Lord Vishnu stood here as Kadhamba tree, it is also known as Kadhambanur-Karambanur. Husband and wife should live in unity understanding each other, a life described Uthamba meaning best, hence, the place is also known as Uthamarkoil. As all the three Lords grace here with their respective consorts, Tirumangai Azhwar had praised this temple in His Mangalasasanam as Uthamar koil. It is believed that families will prosper with prayers in this temple. brahma temple in tamilnadu brahma temple in tamilnadu

Anna planetarium

Anna Science Centre, Tiruchirappalli has been rendering excellent and yeomen services to cater to the needs of younger generation and the general public of the region in the cause of education, taking up the objectives of Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre, eversince it was dedicated to the Nation on June 10, 1999. The Planetarium, which has been a source of information and inspiration in the region, receives students in groups visiting from Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Perambalur, Dindigul, Karur, Madurai Districts apart from Tiruchirappalli.

Mukkombu

The Upper Anaicut built in the 19th Century is about 685m long. The dam is divided in to three major sections so that it got the name "mukkombu", situated at the head of Srirangam is a very pleasant spot and people crowd their in weekends and on all holidays. Mukkombu is about 685-meter long (2283 foot), and was built in the 19th century by Sir Arthur Cotton who drew inspiration from the 2nd century Kallanai dam (Grand Anicut) by the Cholas. The Kaveri river forms the boundary between the Erode and Salem districts. The Bhavani River joins the Kaveri at the town of Bhavani, where the Sangameswarar Temple, an important pilgrimage spot in Tamil Nadu, was built at the confluence of the two rivers.

Kallanai

Kallanai (also known as the Grand Anicut) is an ancient dam built across the Kaveri River in Tiruchirapalli District in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. Located at a distance of 15 km from Tiruchirapalli, the dam was originally constructed by the Chola king Karikalan around the 2nd Century AD. It is considered to be one of the oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structures in the world which is still in use. The Delta farmers of Tamil Nadu have demanded that the Tamil Nadu government honour Karikala Cholan, who built the Kallanai.

Malai Kovil

Erumbeeswarar Temple in Thiruverumbur, Tamil Nadu, India, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva. Built on a 60-foot (18 m) tall hill, it is accessible via a flight of steps. The temple's main shrines and its two prakarams (outer courtyards) are on top of the hill, while a hall and the temple tank are located at the foothills. Shiva is believed to have transformed himself into an ant hill and tilted his head a this place to enable ants to climb up and worship him. Erumbeeswarar is revered in the canonical 7th-century Tamil Saiva work the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.

Viralimalai Temple

The pilgrim is about 30 Km from Trichy situated on the Madurai Road. Lord Subramanya Temple is situated on a hillock called, as "Virali malai" becomes the name of that place. A peacock sanctuary is also there on the hill.

Brihadeeswarar temple

Rajaraja Cholan, the Great Chola king built the Bragadeeswarar Temple, also known as Big Temple. The outer measurement of the temple is 783 feet by 397 feet. High temple is an example of the Indian sculptural architecture greatness.

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