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Tiruchirapalli Travel Guide

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Tiruchirapalli Travel Guide

On the banks of river Cauvery stands a lovely town of the name Tiruchirapalli. Without delving deep into why it got such a name, let us just go straight into the attractions, and other unique places embedded in its territory. You will be amazed to see the hustle and bustle even during the wee hours of the day.  The city looks as if it is on its wheels always. It is one of those cities which has a number of temples each unique on its own. This city is supposed to have seen everything that has happened over the past 2500 years. So, naturally, you can expect to see some age-old testaments and symbols of various cultures and tradition that stood the test of time.

Amongst all the temples here, the one that takes centre-stage is the Rockfort temple. You need to climb utmost 1000 steps to climb atop the small hill, on top of which is the presiding deity Lord Ganesha. This is arguably the highest point in this city from where a panoramic view is very much possible. As you climb up the stairs you will see many mandapams, sannidhis where you can get darshan of many deities. Apart from this temple, you also have many other temples to pay visit to namely the Sri Rangam temple in which the main deity is Lord Ranganathar who showers blessings on his worshippers in his ananthasayanam ( a pose in which he sleeps on an eight-head snake with his head resting in his hands). Some other temples that revel in fame here are Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, Vekkaliamman temple, Thiruvanaikaval temple and quite a few others.

Say if you are a person who gets elated on excursions, you have many things to rejoice about.  Kallanai dam, at a distance of 25 km from the city is famous in this part of Tamil Nadu. For some riveting action, you can get your kids to Mukkombu which is actually a place where the river Kollidam separates from Cauvery. For all those art aficionados out there, Sittanavasal is a place to visit. Only in this part of Peninsular India you can see a number of fresco paintings which elicited awe and inspiration in many modern-day painters.

If you think you need to do something to beat the heat you can try to dip yourself into the fresh waters of Cauvery which flows into the city or else you can escape to a place called Pachamalai- a low lying hill station which boasts of a comparatively colder weather than trichy itself.

If nothing mentioned above interests you, this should. Trichy is a paradise for shoppers. It is famous for cheroots, jewelry, brassware, handicrafts, carpets and cigars. You can even shop around for buying decorative pieces made of ornamental flowers as well. The government owned emporia, privately run shops in and around the main guard gate are very famous in catering to the needs of a typical customer. So, if you want something fancy, step into such shops and fill your cart.

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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