Places to Visit in Tiruchirappalli

Places to Visit in Tiruchirappalli

Government Museum

The Government Museum in Tiruchirappalli is one of the most sought after tourist destinations. It is situated at a distance of 40 km from Trichy near the Pudukkottai station. The museum is home to a unique and interesting collection of objects related to Zoology, Paintings, Geology, Anthropology, Epigraphy and History of the state. However if you want to visit the museum avoid Mondays as it remains closed.

Viralimalai Sanctuary

If you love nature then the Viralimalai Sanctuary is just the right place for you. Viralimalai is a quaint little town located near Tiruchirappalli which is popular for the spectacular Murugan temple and the captivating Peacock Sanctuary. The village attracts tourists and pilgrims from all parts of the country. The sanctuary is simply a treat to the eyes as it promises sights of numerous wild peacocks roaming around and dancing freely.


Kudumianmalai is another famous village situated at a distance of 25 km from Trichy. Kudumianmalai houses a temple dedicated to Lord Sikhagireeswara. This temple is unique in the sense that it is huge and has a hall that is made up of a thousand pillars. The temple itself is a specimen of south Indian style of architecture adorned with beautiful sculptures.

Rock Fort Temple

The Rockfort or Ucchi Pillayar Koil is one of the most important tourist spots in Trichy. The Rock Fort Temple is located at the top of a huge rock in Trichy. The complex is home to two prominent Hindu temples constructed in the 7th century. One temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the other is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The rock on which this temple complex is situated is believed to be one of the oldest in the world.

Sri Ranganathaswami Temple

The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is another significant place of interest in Trichy. It is located in Srirangam which is situated at a distance of 7 km from Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is a popular Hindu pilgrimage center in India. The temple is one of the foremost abodes of Lord Vishnu. Constructed in true Dravidian style of architecture the temple finds mention in the early medieval literature of the state.

Tiruvanaikkaval or Jambukeswara Temple

The Tiruvanaikkaval is also a marvelous Hindu temple in Trichy. Situated just 2 km from Srirangam the Tiruvanaikkaval temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple attracts millions of devotees every year on the occasion of Shivratri.

Last Updated on : January 14, 2014