Things to Do in Trichy
Tiruchirappalli (commonly known as Trichy) is an extensive industrial city located in Tamil Nadu. Trichy is known for its ancient and diverse history that can be traced back to the Early Chola Dynasty. Being one of the primordial inhabited cities in Tamil Nadu, the city possesses the marks left by 10 different rulers. The city’s rich cultural heritage can be seen through the architecture of buildings. It is truly a paradise for Hindu pilgrims and history buffs alike.
This list covers Trichy’s popular attractions.
The Rockfort Temple is an ancient fort, and its structure comprises a large rock. The three famous temples (Thayumanavar Temple, the ManikkaVinayakar Temple and the UcchiPillaiyar Temple) located inside its premises still baffle a lot of people for their ingenious architecture. Just 5kms away from Trichy Railway Station, this temple is sure to mesmerise anyone with its striking architecture and impeccable construction.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
A Dravidian style of architecture and a must-visit for all the Nirvana seekers and photo extremists. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is considered one of the country’s major Hindu temples. This architecture is pure work of art and is set to fascinate everyone. The royal temple tower and a hall with 1000 decorated pillars are sure to leave you in awe. Situated in the town of Srirangam, the temple is bound to make your trip worthwhile.
One of the divine places to visit in Trichy, this temple is one of the five major temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the 2nd century AD, its Dravidian style of architecture is eye candy to every budding Architect, Engineer, Historian and many more. If you are a person with religious beliefs or is curious about Tamil culture, this is a must-visit temple. The temple is also known as Thiruvanaikoil Temple.
Vekkali Amman Temple
A temple dedicated to Goddess Parvathi is one of the famous places to visit in Trichy. The temple faces north and is believed to grant victories in battle, thus visited by many pilgrims to seek blessings and fight their struggles. The shrine is made of gold and silver donated by devotees around the world. The best time is to visit during the celebrations like Chithirai, Navratri, Karthikai, and Aadi Perukku.
St Joseph’s Church
St. Joseph’s Church is one of the most significant churches in Trichy. Built in the year 1792 by Schwartz, this church has witnessed many historical events related to British rule.
This dam was built nearly 2000 years ago by the Chola dynasty rulers. They were known to create marvels that today’s engineers find difficult to recreate, even with the biggest equipment. The scenic environment and lush green surroundings make it an ideal picnic spot for families, history buffs and photo fanatics.
A picnic spot to rejuvenate yourself and spend some merry time with your close ones. Located at the foothills of Kollimalai, these gorgeous falls attract a large number of tourists for their serene environment. A spot for peace and tranquillity like nowhere and completely indulge yourself with mother nature. Buses facilities are available directly from the Trichy Central bus stand, and basic amenities like restaurants and resorts are available at the hilltop itself.
Tropical Butterfly Conservatory Campus
A great place to enjoy with your whole family and get impressed by mother nature’s art on these beautiful creatures. This Tropical Butterfly Conservatory is located at Melur on Srirangam Island, with a span of over 25 acres. This beautiful place holds 50 resident species and 100 migrant species of butterflies. In order to make this attraction livelier, this conservatory facilitates a walking trail, an amphitheatre, an in-house incubation laboratory, boating and play area for kids.
The Railway Museum / Railway Heritage Centre is a destination to enlighten and entertain your kids. The museum exhibits digital archives like maps, railway manuals, old artefacts, documents and photographs of South India’s railway heritage. Not only that, the outdoor exhibits functional toy trains and vintage locomotive engines that you can get on and look inside.
Hope this list of places helps you plan your vacation/trip enthusiastically. This list celebrates all of Trichy’s glory. Don’t miss out on staying at one of the best 3-star hotels in Trichy, which is located at heart and offers easy access to all these places.