Tiruchirappalli , Tamil Nadu

Description

Trichirapalli is a great antiquity and has been ruled by the Cholas, Pandiyas, Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Delhi Sultans, Vijayanagar Empire, Nayak Dynasty, The Carnatic State and the British at different times. The archaeologically important town is Woraiyur, which served as the capital of the early Cholas is a suburb of Tiruchirapalli.

Now it is emerged as centrally located place for the State of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka. Main business is Banana and its products. Factories like Ponmalai Railway Work Shop, HAPP, BHEL are main identity. World renowned educational institutions like NIT, IIM, BIM, National Law School, St. Joseph College, Jamal Mohammed College and lot many. The city is widely appreciated for Economical Medical Treatment mostly by Middle East, Asian and African peoples.

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Mukkombu

 Mukkombu is about 18 kilometers west of Trichy at a point where River Kollidam branches out from the main river, Cauvery. It is a lovely picnic spot skirting acres of verdant greenery. The place also has a well-manicured park. 


Srirangam Ramanathaswamy Temple

Srirangam is bounded by the Cauvery river on one side, and the Kaveri distributary Kollidam on the other side.Srirangam is famous for its Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and the largest temple complex in India.


Samayapuram Temple

The main deity, Samayapurathal or Mariamman is made of sand and clay, like many of the traditional Mariamman deities.It is believed by the devotees that the Goddess has enormous powers over curing illnesses and hence, it is a ritual to buy small metallic replicas, made with silver or steel, of various body parts that need to be cured, and these are deposited in the donation box.


Thiruvanai Koil Shiva Temple

 It is situated on the northern banks of the Kaveri  river adjacent to Srirangam Island. This large temple celebrates Shiva as Jambukeswara, an embodiment of the element water and is often referred to as Appustalam and is hence one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams the other four being Tiruvannamalai (Fire/ Agni), Chidambaram (Space/ Akash), Kanchipuram (Earth/ Prithvi) and Kalahasti (Air/ Vayu) respectively. 


Vayalur Murugan Temple

This temple is around 1200 years old built during the reign of theCholas.


Rockfort and Uchipillaiyar Temple

The temple is situated at the top of the rock. The temple is mystic in its nature with an awe-inspiring rock architecture. The Ganesh temple is much smaller with an access through steep steps carved on the rock and provides a stunning view of Trichy, Srirangam and the rivers Kaveri and Kollidam.


Kallanai

 Located at a distance of 15 km from Tiruchirapalli, the dam was originally constructed by the Chola King Karikalan,and is considered to be one of the oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structures in the world which is still in use.


Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The church is decked out in Gallo-Catholic design, from neo-Gothic spires to anguieshed scenes of crucifixion and matrydom painted inside.


Viralimalai

The famous Lord Shanmuganathar temple is situated on the top of the granite hill at Viralimalai. Peacocks are abundant in the region and Viralimalai forms a sanctuary for the birds.


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