Vayalur Murugan Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and was built in the 9th century AD by the Cholas. The temple is one of the important ones from an archeological perspective as the walls have various inscriptions related to the Hindu religion.
Viralimalai is a small town located at about 30 km from Trichy. A famous Murugan temple and the Peacock Park on a small hillock top are the tourist attractions of Viralimalai. The town is having a large number of wild peacocks, roaming around the Murugan temple. Peacock is said to be the vehicle of Lord Muruga which is also the Indian National Bird.
Samayapuram is a very important place of pilgrimage at about 10 kms from Trichy which is famous for its temple dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman .The Hindus believe that the Goddess is all powerful and their prayers are heard and boons are received from the Goddess. In the Tamil month “Chithirai” there is a car festival and “Poochoriyal”(flowers bath to the Goddess of Mariamman), attended by many pilgrimages from various parts of Tamilnadu and other places of India.
Tourist Spots in Tiruchirappalli City, commonly known as Trichy is the fourth largest city of Tamilnadu state in India. Situated on the banks of river Cauvery, Trichy is having many very good Tourists Spots. In and around Trichy there are many tourist spots, including many places of historical importance. The main and the most popular place of tourist attraction is the Rockfort(Malaikkottai) Temple, which is also a very important religious shrine for Hindus. The Rock Fort Temple complex in Trichy is a collection of three temples, the Manikka Vinayakar Temple at the foot of the hill, the Uchhi Pillaiyar Kovil at the top of the hill and the Thayumaanavar Kovil on the hill top. There is a Hundred Pillar Hall in the temple. This Shivastalam is a rock cut temple on a hill and is the most remarkable landmark in Tiruchirappalli that can be reached by a flight of 437 steep steps made of stones en-route to the famous Ucchi Pillaiyar temple. The total height of the Rockfort(Malaikkottai) is 250 feet. Except the steps there is no other means, like winch or lift for reaching the top of the Rockfort(Malaikkotai). From the top of the hill you can have a panoramic look of the Trichy city below and Srirangam island and the towers of Srirangam temple and the tower of Thiruvanikovil temple on the other bank of Cauvery river. In the main road leading to the entrance of Rockfort/Malaikkottai the Trichy city’s main textile bazaar is there. Famous Textile shops and General stores in both the sides of the main road are always crowded with tourists and local population making purchases. Read more: Tourist Spots in and around Trichy
A Government Museum is located at Rani Mangammal Mahal near Super Bazaar of Trichy. The museum has the collection of several cultures of Mahavir, Buddha and Vishnu etc. It also houses fossils, prehistory Megalithic, Paleolithic and Neolithic tools, earthen moulds for metals, inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts, insects, reptiles, birds,mammals. Ancient sculptures such as thirumal crawling Krishna, thirumal with consorts, Goddess Durga, Saint Manickavasagar, Nataraja and Chandra Sekharare on display. In addition the museum has the collection of tribal model of Pachamalai hills, Thanjavur painting , Coins of India etc. The museum remains open on all week days except Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm. Read more: Tourist Spots in and around Trichy
Kallanai as it is called in Tamil the Grand Dam built across Cauvery river by Karikal Cholan, one of the famous Chola kings in the year 2AD, is at about 12 kms from Trichy. Kallanai- the stone bridge is 990 feet long and 60 feet20 wide. There are parks in between the dams, where tourists can enjoy free air in the surroundings of water, when there is plenty of water flowing in the rivers.
The Upper Anaicut “Melanai” built in the 19th Century is about 685m long. The dam is divided in to three major sections so that it got the name 'mukkombu',situtated at the head of Srirangam is a very pleasant spot and people crowd their in weekends and on all holidays.
Srirangam, also called "Boologa Vaigundam" an island surrounded by the rivers Cauvery and Kollidam(Colleron) situated at 7 km from Trichy, is the abode of the Hindu-Vaishnava Supreme Lord, Sri Ranganathar, the reclining form of Lord Vishnu. The temple of Ranganathaswamy, the largest in India, is of particular veneration to all Hindus. Srirangam is also listed as one of the Nava Graha Sthalas, or temples representing the nine planets of our solar system.The Srirangam temple is having 21 towers, the tallest being the Rajagopuram of 216 feet high with 13 tiers. The Rajagopuram was completed in the year 1987, until when it was a partial tower called Mottai kopuram which was built along with other towers in the period between the 14th and the 18th centuries. Every year on the Vaigunda Egadhasi day in the Tamil month of Margazhi/ Deceber-January, "Sorga vasal" Thirappu/ Entrance of Heaven opening will be celebrated in the Srirangam temple attended by a large number of Hindus. They believe that by entering the "Sorgavasal" in Srirangam/Boolga Vaigundam/The Heaven of Earth will attain Vaigundam in the later life.
In Trichy the Lourdes Church of St.Joseph’s College is a big Christian church located opposite Rockfort. This church is a replica of “Basilica of Lourdes” in Southern France built in the year 1812 in the gothich architectural style. The church is really huge and has an imposing structure having a tower of 200feet high with a large cross on the top. Another beauty of the church is its stained glass paintings depicting scenes from the Holy Bible. There are many good Colleges and Schools in Trichy
The Puliyancholai Falls are one of the most amazing picnic spot you can visit in the ancient town of Tiruchirappalli. The falls are a terrace waterfall located in a very serene and calm environment. The calm scenery which can be encountered during your commute is an amazing experience and will refresh your senses for sure.