Located at the excursions of River Cauvery, Tiruchirappalli is reported as the 4th largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu. The name ofthis city came after the fight between Lord Shiva and the demon Trisiras. But now it is a renowned commercial center as well as a cultural heritage of India. The artificial diamonds that you get here are equally famous. Along with this you can also shop for cigars, clay toys, glass bangles, wooden toys and handloom cloth.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Tiruchirappalli
There are some great destinations in Tiruchirappalli, each of them having its own unification. Few of them are stated below:
Rock Fort is the most popular destination of Tiruchirappalli. This fort is located at about 300 ft above the city. It is situated at the bank of River Cauvery. Here you will locate a temple of Lord Vinayaka at about a distance of 470 steps. Lord Vinayaka was Lord Vishnu’s vehicle and is half-man and half-bird. The story of Lord Vinayaka is mentioned in the greatest epic, Mahabharata.
Then you have Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. The highlight of this temple is its location. It is located at Sri Rangam Island in River Cauvery. It was not built by any singly dynasty. Kingdoms like Cheras,Cholas, Hoysalas, Pandyas, and Vijayanagaris contributed in the construction of this epic temple. It took also more 6 centuries to build this memorial shrine.
Thiruvanaikkaval is yet another destination in Tiruchirappalli which is a must visit tourist destination. This place has countless visitors every year. It is yet another holy shrine situated at 6 kms east to the Srirangam. It is renowned for famous elephant that devoted Linga. You can find the optimum art work done by Dravidians here.
Woraiyur is again a place with momentous significance. During the Chola Kingdom ruled Tiruchirappalli, this place was considered to be their capital. You get the best handmade cigars here. These cigars are well known round the world. Plus the handloom sarees of Woraiyur are also very popular Sri Jambukeswara Temple, located at a few distance away to the east of Ranganathaswamy Temple. The highlight of this temple is the interiors. You can see a large court with the mind blowing Dravidian architecture of about 16th century.
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How to reach Tiruchirappalli
Reaching Tiruchirappalli is certainly not that difficult. Tiruchirappalli airport is just 5 kms away from the city and has a well to and fro of flights from Chennai, Kuwait, Sharjah and even Colombo. The railways at Tiruchirappalli are excellent. It is a very important junction of the south India and therefore you will find lots of trains coming here. Also you have great facilities for the road transportation. You get both public as well as private vehicles here. For more privacy and convenient you can hire a private car.
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