TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu in southern India. With a population of 916,857 as of 2011 Census. The climate in the city is extremely hot and low humid.
Trichy is an ancient city of South India and it was the capital of Chola and Naicka kings for many centuries. The battle between the British (East Indian Company) & French with the help of locals marked the beginnings of the British Raj in the southern part of India.
By carMajor national highways pass through Tiruchirappalli leading to well-connected road network to rest of India. Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road) or National Highway 45 (NH45) is one of the busiest National Highways in Southern India with a total length of 472 km (293 mi). The highway exactly starts from Kathipara junction in Guindy, a very busy confluence of five roads in south Chennai and extends up to Theni. It connects Chennai to its airport and the southern suburbs. The two important cities connected by this highway are Chennai and Trichy and the two important towns connected by this highway are Dindigul and Theni in Tamil Nadu. The highway has a 4 lane (2 lanes each direction) system between Chennai and Trichy, though a complete change to 6 lanes is being planned. And Dindigul - Theni part is under four-lane construction. The Chennai International Airport is located on this highway within the Chennai City limits.
By busThe highest number of buses leaving Chennai is towards Trichy and vice versa. One can either take the State Government run buses (State Express Transport Corporation or Tamil Nadu State Transport Corp.) or private buses. The private buses run by the following operators are very convenient and timely and comfortable:
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Tiruchirappalli International AirportTiruchirappalli is a convenient, low-cost entry point to India from South-East Asia; Air Asia has flights from Kuala Lumpur via Singapore. Tickets booked in advance cost around ₹3,000 (US$60, for a four-hour flight), but can be well below ₹2,000 during frequent sales. This is quite a good option even if you fly from Thailand or Malaysia to South India. Singapore-based Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Scoot Tigerair provides a service from Singapore daily. Air India Express (an LCC subsidiary of Air India) flies to and from Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore daily and Abu Dhabi weekly twice. Air India Express also operates a daily domestic service to Chennai and weekly service to Mumbai. Sri Lankan Airlines gives connection to rest of the world through Colombo as the transit point. Trichy is also connected to Colombo by Mihin Lanka. Spicejet flies to Chennai.
By trainTrichy Railway Station is well connected to all cities and most of the major towns in India. Located at the middle of Tamil Nadu makes it one of the busiest railway stations in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the major junctions which has trains to Trivandrum, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Kochin, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Howrah and other parts of India. Rail tickets can be booked online via Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website - www.irctc.co.in .
Tamil is the language spoken in Trichy. The accent of Tamil spoken here is neutral (unlike the cities of Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli, which have their own characteristic and heavy accents).
English is understood by most of those in the city.
The headquarters of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha located at Trichy has contributed a lot towards growing the Hindi language.
Trichy district is famous for many ancient and popular temples and religious institutions. The bus network of Trichy is very developed and most of the city readily accessible by bus at reasonable prices.
All Saints Churchaddress: Salai Rd, Puthur.
Basilica of the Holy Redeemer
Gunaseelam - Vishnu Templededicated to Lord Srinivasa.
Jaamiya Masjidbuilt by the Nawab of Arcot more than two centuries ago.
Jambukeshwara TempleFamous Shiva temple and One of the five Pancha bootha kshetras (five elements namely water, earth, air, fire and ether). This one is appu sthala (representing water).
Perumal Malaiaddress: ThuraiurAnother Temple for Lord Vishnu.
The Rockfort TempleThe temple complex has many temples. Thayumaanavar, Uchchi pillayar and Maanikka vinayagar are the most important temples. One can feel the icy chill of the wind when getting to the top of the rock. (The temple is housed on the top of a famous rock). One also gets a splendid view of the city and the Cauvery river from the top. Enjoy the bird's eye view of Trichy, SriRangam, Cauvery and its surroundings in the morning or in the evening. A must-visit place of anyone in South India.
St. John's Churchone of the oldest churches in India.
St. Joseph's Churchaddress: 200 year old placeOf worship.
St. Lourd's Churchaddress: Theppakulam.
Samayapuram Amman TemplePeople walk in from the surrounding districts to offer their prayers. Popular with the masses. Can be crowded on Fridays.
Sri Brahmapureeswarar Templeaddress: Brahma Sthalam at Tirupattur.
Sri Ranganathaswamy templeThis temple has the sleeping form of Lord Vishnu. It has 21 gopurams and the biggest of them is 73 m high. The temple complex area is 2.5 sq.km. Non-Hindus can only go up to the sixth wall but not inside the gold topped sanctum sanctorum.
T.E.L.C Holy Trinity Cathedraladdress: Melapudur.
Thablay Aalam Baadsha DhargahThe mausoleum of a Muslim saint who came to Trichy centuries ago.
ThiruvellaraiSendamarai kannan temple which was built before Srirangam Renganadhaswami temple and Thiruvanaikovil Jambukeshwara temple.
Vayalur Murugan TempleIt is one of the six Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Muruga
Viralimalai Murugan Temple
Woriyur with Vekkaliamman TemplePopular with the masses. Can be crowded on Fridays.
Apart from temples, there are also some destinations, ideal for picnics, day trips or just looking around.
Kallanai2,000 yr old dam built on the Kallanai river, (an offshoot of the Cauvery river) by Karikala Cholan.
Mukkombua tourist spot at
PuliyancholaiA green hideout around a pretty waterfall. On the Foot hills of Kollimalai - Kolli hills near Thuraiur.
SriRangamIt is bounded by the Kaveri River, an island and a part of the city of Tiruchirapalli - important industrial and educational hub of central Tamil Nadu
Thillai Nagarbusy commercial and residential district.
Tiruchirappalli Cantonmenta residential that originated as a cantonment of the Madras Regiment in the 18th century. Most of the hotels and restaurants Tiruchirappalli Junction, and the main tourist office, and post office of Tiruchirappalli are located here.
Butterfly Parkphone: +91 431 241 4265address: Tropical Butterfly Conservatory Campus, Srirangam TalukLarge park featuring a glass butterfly house, landscaped gardens, a fountain and an eatery. There are many huts made of hay, so it is convenient to sit and have fun along with family even on a sunny day. There is a small boating pond and play areas for kids. Many plants are labelled properly with their local name and biological name, so it is educational.
Significant industrial landmarks
BHELBharat heavy electricals manufacturer.
GoldenRockThe factories of the Golden Rock Locomotive Workshops and the residential quarters of its employees are located here.
HappThe Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project or HAPP is an Indian defense establishment operated by the Ordnance Factories Board.
OFT,Ordnance Factory TiruchirappalliOrdnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) also called Ordnance Factory Trichy is a defense company based in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the 41 Indian Ordnance Factories functioning under the Ordnance Factories Board of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
- Chinna Kadai Street,(NSB Road): The main shopping centre is the "Chinna Kadai" street that runs along the "teppakulum" (temple tank) of the Uchchi Pillaiyar Rock temple. The street is packed with apparel, jewellery and household merchandise stores interspersed with restaurants and snack bars.
- The most popular stores for apparel shopping are
- Saradhaas - very old store famous for silk saris and biggest store. Cheap and best quality
- Krishna Readymade Hall - cramped shop with good selection of readymade salwar and western wear
- Lakshmi Silks - further down the street beyond the Uchchi pillaiyar temple, good collection of wedding saris
- The Chennai Silks - variety of modern styles
- Ahmed Bros - variety of modern styles
- Mangal and Mangal-Good collection of jewellery.
- Gopaldas - good quality, traditional designs
- Sampath jewellers - Gold ornaments collections and silver collections
Shree Lakshmi Kreations -Good source of Natural Diamonds and Diamond jewellery, Traditional Jewellery and coloured gemstones.They also manufacture jewellery according to your design.
There are some very popular schools with high educational standards in the area, including The Higher Secondary School for Boys (Srirangam),Campion, St. Joseph's Anglo Indian Girls Higher Secondary School, Holy Cross Girls Higher Secondary School, St. John's Vestry, Sri Akilandeshwari Vidhyalaya, Mahatma Gandhi, RSK, Montfort School and Kamakoti Vidhyala, Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School Ponmalaipatti.
There are several colleges in Tiruchy including Mookambigai College of Engineering, JJ College of Engineering and Technology, approximately 20 km from the central bus stand, St.Joseph's, Jamal Mohamed College, Bishop Heber's College, National College, Holy Cross College, SRC, IGC, EVR and the Law College of Trichy.
The National Institute of Technology & the Bharathidasan Institute of Management are located near Tiruverumbur, 14 km from Trichy.
BharathiDasan University is 2 km from Trichy towards Pudukkottai Road.
Dakshina bharat Hindi prachar sabha located near Tennur High road,Trichy is a portal for those who are eager to learn Hindi.
Andavar Sweetsaddress: Chathiram Bus Stand, Trichy.
Big chickaddress: Fort Station Road, Thillainagar
Chick punchaddress: Spencers hyper mart food court
Cappuccinoaddress: St Joseph College shopping complex, Chatram bus standThe coffee shop
Hotel Aananthaddress: Trichy-Tanjore highway near ThiruverumburNewly opened veg & non-vegetarian restaurant, serves high-class food with great taste.
Ice Blue Restaurantaddress: Trichy-Tanjore highway near ThiruverumburNewly opened non-vegetarian restaurant, serves high-class Chettinad food with great taste.
Khurunji, Hotel GuruPure vegetarian restaurant. Good quality food and fast service. All items are made fresh. Lunch meals priced at ₹45 are available from 1PM-4PM. A typical meal for two can cost about ₹70-₹100. A/C dining room for an extra ₹5 per person.
Marrybrownaddress: Williams Rd
Sangeethaaddress: Racquet Court LnVegetarian restaurant of the Hotel Aanand
phone: +91 431 241 2333address: # 27,Rockins RdEstablished 1964, traditional South Indian food with prompt service from 5:30AM-11:30AM. then lunch from 11:45AM-3:30PM. Evening snacks and meals up to 10:45PM. A/C dining service available at minimal extra cost. Home delivery and outdoor catering available.
Banana LeafNon-vegetarian restaurant.
Domino's Pizzaaddress: Tillai Nagar
Hotel Feminaphone: +91 431 241 4501address: Williams RdRestaurant inside the hotel of the same name.
Kannapa Chettinad restaurantaddress: Mannarpuram, TillainagarNon-vegetarian restaurant. Here you get high-class Chettinad food with a traditional taste.
Kulathur Briyani hotelNon-vegetarian restaurant. Famous for Sunday afternoon biryani with good taste.
Sangeethaaddress: Racquet Court LnVegetarian restaurant of the Hotel Aanand.
Seakings Ice Creamsphone: +91 431 270 0731address: 6 RR Sabha Buildings, W.B. RdA 33 year old ice cream parlour with a wide range of in-house ice cream sundaes to choose from. Includes signature dishes like Triple Treat and Falooda.
Sree Krishnasaddress: Rockin StA nice vegetarian restaurant which offers Indian and Chinese food. The morning, a continental breakfast is available.
Thanco's Fresh Fruitsz Ice-creamphone: +91 431 4200750address: Yummy Naturals, No.5,Parasakthi Complex, 2nd Cross, Thillainagar Main RdFirst ever fresh fruit icecream in Trichy, provided without artificial flavours, preservatives or chemicals. Wide variety of unique flavours like tender coconut, guava, sitaphal and chikoo.
Vijay food courtaddress: Manghalam towers, CantonmentBaskin Robins, Noodle King, Tandoor Express, Adayar shree bhavan, El bustan, Royal feast, Chennai Fried Chicken, Pizza Corner, Vijay Cinemas.
phone: +91 431 404 5000address: 22-25, Mannarpuram JunctionMulticuisine restaurant
Birmanda Sarbat Stalladdress: Palakarai Main RdServes sarbat, an ayurvedic nanari juice. In the city for more than 3 decades.
Hotel Anandphone: +91 431 2415545address: Racquet Court Ln
Hotel Arunphone: +91 431 241 5021address: State Bank RdA/C and non-A/C rooms.
Hotel Meegaphone: +91 431 241 4092address: 3 Rockins RdClean hotel with TV in every room. No hot water is available.
Mayavaram Lodgeaddress: Near TeppakulamDecent hotel.
phone: +91 431 400 2000address: # 27, Rockins RdNewly renovated, cable TV in all rooms, running cold and hot water. Travel desk assistance and hygienic veg restaurant at the ground floor.
Femina Hotelphone: +91 431 241 4501address: Williams Rd
phone: +91 431 404 5000address: 22-25, Mannarpuram Junction
Jenny's Residencyphone: +91 431 246 1301address: McDonald's Rd
phone: +91 431 241 4414address: McDonald's Rd
phone: +91 452-4244526address: Hotel Sangam, Collectors Office Road, 620001Sangam Hotel is a well-known hotel in Trichy (Tiruchirapalli)
- Sahaja yoga Meditation, ER Matriculation School (near Chatram Bus Stand), Trichy on every Sunday 6PM.
- Apollo Speciality Hospitals,Ariyamangalam Area, Chennai - Madurai Highway, Tel:0431-3307777
- CSI Mission Hospital, Woriur, Tel:0431-2761927
- Kauvery Hospital Heart City, No-12/52, Alexandria Road, Cantonment, Tel:0431-4003500 Emergency Tel:0431-4022555
- Kauvery Medical Centre, No.1, K.C.Road, Tennur, Tel:0431-4022555
- KMC Specialty Hospital, No.6 Royal Road, Cantonment, Tel:0431-4077777
- Tiruverumbur Medical Centre, is located at Tiruverumbur nearly 10 km from Tiruchirappalli
- Vasan Medical, All Over the City
- Apollo Pharmacy, All Over the City
- Med Plus, All Over the city
- Thulasi Pharmacy India, Thillai nagar, Cantonment, Thiruvanaikovil
- Jayakondam — 120 km, important historical place
- Kulithalai — on your way to Kulithalai, you can enjoy the road journey virtually on the banks of Cauvery, unforgettable experience
- Karur — 80 km, industrial town for handlooms and woven fabrics and you can find few temples
- Madurai — one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in India
- Musiri — location of the longest river bridge across the River Cauvery in Tamilnadu
- Pudukkottai — 45 km from Trichy; near Sithannavasal, famous for its carvings & paintings dated back centuries
- Thanjavur — another Historical city away from 60 km, Important tourist centre in South India, famous for its Brihadeeshwara Temple (Big Temple), Don't miss it. There are many interesting places and temples in and around Thanjavur
- Kumbakonam — This is called City of Temples. away from 90 km, Important tourist centre in South India, famous for the Sarangapani Temple,, Chakrapani Temple,,Kumbeswarar Temple,,Mahamaham Tank,etc. There are many temples in and around this city.On the way from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam you can visit madeup Thiruvalanchuzhi (White Pill made up of sea froth)"Swamimalai(Murugan Temple)",Patteeswaram Durga Temple, Saththimuththam Temple etc.Navagraha Sthalams are worth visiting.