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9 Places You Must Visit in Tiruchirappalli

Updated on July 7, 2019
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Srikanth has visited Tamil Nadu many times. He likes this Indian state. He enjoys helping people make the most of their trip to Tamil Nadu.


Tiruchirappalli is a busy city in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India. More than 900,000 people live in this Indian city, which covers an area of around 167.23 square kilometers. Tiruchirappalli is located on the plains between the Shevaroy Hills to the north and the Palni Hills. It has a tropical savanna climate. Average temperature is 28.9 °C.

How to Reach Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli is well-connected by air, rail and road. The city has an ISO 9001:2008 quality certified international airport, the Tiruchirappalli International Airport. The Tiruchirappalli Junction railway station is located in Rockins Road. Chatram Bus Stand and the Central Bus Stand are the two major bus stations in the city.

Hotels in Tiruchirappalli

4-Star Hotels
3-Star Hotels
2-Star Hotels
1-Star Hotels
Lakshmi Hotel
Sangam Hotel
Hotel Shri Swarna's Palace
Hotel High Point
Breeze Residency
Alam Residency
Hotel Raks
Grand Gardenia
Hotel Sona's

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

This temple is located in Srirangam, an island that is part of Tiruchirapalli. It is also known as Thiruvarangam. It is dedicated to Sri Ranganathaswamy, the reclining form of Lord Vishnu.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is the foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu. The Rajagopuram is 73 meters high. Built in the Dravidian style of architecture, the Temple Complex is massive in scale and covers around 156 acres.


The temple is open daily.

6.00 am - 7.15 am (Viswaroopa Seva)
9.00 am - 12.00 pm
1.15 pm - 6.00 pm
6.45 pm - 9.00 pm

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Ucchi Pillayar Temple

Located on top of Rockfort, this 7th-century Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Ganapathi. Views are superb from the top of the massive outcrop (273 feet high); with eagles wheeling beneath and Trichy sprawling all around.

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Ucchi Pillayar Temple Timings

6.00 am
8.00 pm

Kallanai Dam

Located around 15 kilometers from Tiruchirapalli, this ancient dam was built across River Kaveri with uneven stones. It was built in the second century by Chola King Karikalan.

The purpose of constructing this composite dam and reservoir was to divert the waters of River Kaveri to Thanjavur for irrigation. Kallanai Dam is a classic example of engineering marvel of ancient India.

Kallanai Dam is 329 meters long and 20 meters wide. It is in excellent condition and used as a major irrigation dam. It is also known as Grand Anicut Dam.

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Kallanai Dam Timings

10.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Sri Ayyappan Temple

Located in Lawsons Road, this temple is famous for the 50-ft-tall statue of Lord Ayyappan. Cleanliness and silence in the temple premises will delight you. This wonderful place of worship welcomes all human beings, irrespective of their religion, color, race, sex, language, status, property and birth.

Puliyancholai Falls

Located around 76 kilometers from Tiruchirappalli, the Puliancholai falls is a terrace waterfall. It is on the foothills of Kolli Hills. It is surrounded by lush green forest. The stillness is livened by the groups of people jumping in the stream for occasional dips. This region a trekker's paradise. It houses many medicinal plants.


Mukkombu , which is also known as Upper Anaicut, is a 685-meter-long dam built on River Kaveri. Located around 18 kilometers from Trichirappalli, this beautiful picnic spot is well-known for its verdant green landscape. It has an amusement park, science park, boating, children’s garden, sports facilities, toy train, fishing facilities and more.

The pleasant breeze and nice atmosphere makes this an ideal picnic spot.

— Sharmila Thangapandi
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Jambukeswarar Temple

This Shiva temple is located in Sannathi Street, Thiruvanaikoil, Srirangam. This 1,800 year old temple was built by Chola king Kocengannan. It is a good example of Dravidian architecture. The temple is open from 5.30 am. to 1.00 pm; and from 3.00 pm. to 8.30 pm.

Heartfulness Meditation Center

Located in K. K. Nagar, this meditation center enables you to experience the spiritual side of Tiruchirappalli. Here you can learn techniques to relax, rejuvenate and evolve. I liked the hospitality of the people here.

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple

This temple is located in Maruthur Road. It is dedicated to Samayapurathal, a form of Aadi Shakti. Since the diety is made of sand and clay there are no abhishekams on it.

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