Trichy also known as Tiruchinapalli, the fourth largest city of Tamilnadu is situated on the banks of river Cauvery. The meaning of the name of the city Tiru-chinna-palli means “holy-little-town”. It is known as one of the South Indian cities famous for its rich culture and heritage. The city houses many historic monuments and temples. The city was ruled by the Pandyas, Pallavas, Mutharaiyars, Vijayanagar Empire, Nayak Dynasty, the Carnatic state and the British. Being ruled by many emperors, the city got different culture and heritage. During freedom fighting time the city played an active role.
One can see the culture and heritage of the city in the structure of the monuments situated here. Rockfort is one of the famous sites of the city. This fort is visible almost all part of the city. It stands on a top of 273 feet high rock. Apart from this Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Viralimalai Murugan Temple, Samayapuram Mariamman, Thiruvellarai are some of the famous structures of the city. Ranganathaswamy temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is also known as the largest functioning Hindu Temple in the world. This temple was the tallest tower in the world till 1999 according to Limca Book of records.
Tamil is the mainly spoken language in Trichy. Th climate if the city is dry and hot. So, winter season, from November to February is the best time to explore the city. Pongal is the famous festival celebrated by the people here. It is known as the harvest festival or new year of Tamil people. Jallikattu is the famous event celebrated at the city. Now govt. has banned the event. The city is well connected from Chennai by bus and train. Karur, Madurai, Musiri, Thanjavur are some nearby places to Trichy one can visit. Exploring Trichy will really be a nice aspect.
The best time to visit the region would be the months of November to march.
By Air: The Tiruchirappalli airport is located 5 km from the city. Indian Airlines connects Trichi with Chennai, Sharjah, Kuwait, and Colombo.
By Train: Trichi is an important junction on the Southern Railway.
By Road: Trichi is also well connected by road with important places in South India. For local transport, there are regular city bus service to all the places of tourist interest from Central Bus Station and Chinthamani Bus Station. Tourist taxis, auto-rickshaws, and cycle rickshaws are also available.