The Rock Fort Ganapathi Temple also known as the Uchipillaiyar Koil is situated at an 83 m tall rock. This rock is said to be the oldest rock in the world dating back to 3800 million years. This temple is a combination of the two famous Hindu Temples of the 7th century that were devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. The temple has to be reached by climbing about 344 steps.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is situated in Srirangam Town of Trichy, Tamil Nadu. This is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu and covers a total area of 156 acres. This temple is also amongst the first ones of 108 ‘divya desams’ of the abode of Lord Vishnu. It has been constructed in Dravidian style of architecture and has been glorified by the literature of early Tamil literature canon. This temple also has the honour of being the largest functioning temple in the world.
The Tiruvanaikkaval Temple is a popular temple of Trichy dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was built by Kocengannan, also known as Kochenga Chola who was one of the earliest Cholas, which existed about 1800 years ago. It is also one of the five major Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu and represents the five elements. The location of this temple is adjacent to the Ranganathaswamy Temple of Srirangam.
This temple is a peaceful place for worship. There is no caste creed or race bars in this Temple. The high degree of discipline is propagated here. Infact the temple is famous for its neat maintenance and planned activities. A large meditation Hall is seen here. Also, many boards and Hoardings with excellent messages to life are seen here. Being located nearer to district Court the Temple is really a place to find the way towards loyal life .special prayers are conducted for people who are unmarried and also for the childless people.
St John's Church
Built in 1812, this Church has louvered doors, which when opened, turns the church into an airy pavilion. It has the usual array of plaques to the departed, most of who seem to have fallen victim to cholera, malaria or enemy bullets. Its excellent setting and marvellous architecture, make it a site worth visiting. The brilliant architecture is a treat to the eyes. The surrounding cemetery is also interesting. It is situated near Theppakulam.
The Government Museum of Trichy is located near the Rani Mangammal Mahal. It lies in the heart of Bharathidasansan town near the super bazaar of Trichy. The major attraction of this museum are the sculptures of Mahavira, Gautam Buddha, Lord Vishnu and many more. Other significant items at the museum include ancient fossils, prehistoric Megalithic tools, Palaeolithic and Neolithic Tools. It also houses certain earthen and metal moulds with inscriptions on them along with a few palm leaf manuscripts.
The Maariamman Temple also known as the Samayapuram Maariamman Temple is a popular Hindu temple situated in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. This temple is devoted to Samayapurathal also known as Maariamman. The idol of its main deity is also made of sand and clay like the idols of other traditional Maariamman deities are made.
Vayalur Murugan Temple
The Vayalur Murugan Temple is situated at 9 km west of Trichy in Tamil Nadu. The temple is also called by names like Adi vayalur, Kumara vayalur, Vanni vayalur and Agnishwaram. It was built around 1200 years back in the Chola period. The main deity of this temple is Lord Muruga, while the temple is also famous amongst the devotees of lord Shiva.
Gunaseelam Vishnu Temple
The Gunaseelam Vishnu Temple is a well known temple of Trichy dedicated to Lord Vishnu, situated on the banks of River Cauvery. The main feature of this temple is that mentally challenged children are taken to this temple and left here for 48 days to get them cured. The main deity of this temple is Lord Prasanna Venkatachalapathi. The premises of this temple include a sannidhi for Viganasar, which is based on the legend where Viganasar was blessed with Brahminhood by Lord Venkateshwara.
The Vekkaliamman Temple is situated 7 km from Trichy in the town of Woraiyur, Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the important pilgrimage centres as well as a seat of Cholas. The specialty of this temple is that its main residing deity does not have a roof over his head. This feature is based on the legend where Goddess Vekkaliamman instructed her devotees for not building a roof over her head until every person in the world has a shelter. The north facing of the idols present in this temple is also one noticeable feature. Special days of this temple are Tuesdays and Fridays.
Mukkombu is a popular picnic spot of Trichy, situated in its outskirts at a distance of 18 km from the city. Mukkombu offers many tourist attractions at one place, which include an amusement park, children’s park, fishing, sports, etc. All these features make it a popular weekend gateway for tourists. Its one of the main attraction is its upper dam constructed across the Rivers of Cauvery and Kolladam.
The Kallanai Dam is built over the River Cauvery in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. This dam covers a total area of 146.70 sq. km. It is also known as Grand Anicut and was built by the Chola King Karikalan in the 1st century AD. This dam is considered to be the oldest water regulator structure of world which is still in use. The origination of this dam was done with the purpose of string water that can be used for fertilising the delta region during irrigation.
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