Known as the city of “Rock and Temples”, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), is in the center of Tamil Nadu. There are many temples here which are very popular and attracts a lot of visitors every year. One of the most establishes and occupied places in the state, Trichy has its own heritage and culture with lot of magnificent and authentic historical sites and structures can be seen. So let’s explore this ancient place and lists some of the famous temples here:

Ucchi Pillayar Rockfort Temple

Ucchi Pillayar Rockfort Temple

Devoted to Lord Ganesha, also known as Rock Fort temple, this temple is built on the rock of 85 m high with 344 steps that lead to the top at the altitude of 273 feet. Fro the top, one can see the stunning views of the Kaveri river, Tichy city, and Srirangam.
Built by the Pallavas, this temple has some incredible and beautiful ancient architecture which is now maintained by the Archeological department of India. There are two rock-cut temples in the fort, one is called Lower Cave temple in the lower part of the fort and one in the complex outside called the Upper Cave temple.

  • Address: Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, N Andar St, Teppakulam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620002
  • How To Reach: The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli International Airport (16 km), while the nearest railway station is Tiruchirappalli Junction(5.3 km). The temple is located 5 km from Central Bus Stand and 1 km from Chathiram Bus Stand.
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  • Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM
  • Best Time To Visit: April-May
  • Top Attractions: View from the top, architecture.

Jambukeswarar Temple

Jambukeswarar Temple Most Famous Temples in & Around Trichy

This temple is situated on the southern banks of river Kaver and near Srirangam Island. Built around 1800 years ago by the early Cholas, dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the major five temples representing the element ‘neer’ which means ‘water’. There is an underground water stream to the sanctum of Lord Jambukeshwara and water can be seen coming out of the stream.

  • Address: N Car St, Thiruvanaikoil, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620005
  • How To Reach: The temple is located 8 km from the central bus stand and 3 km from chathiram bus stand Trichy. Government and private bus service are available to reach Thiruvaanaikkaval. Nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli (15 km) and the nearest station is Trichy (8 km).
  • Timings:  5.30 am – 1 am and 3 pm to 8.30 pm.
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  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year.
  • Top Attractions: The underground water stream at the sanctum of the temple is always filled with water, irrespective of the season.

Ranganathaswamy Temple

Ranganathaswamy Temple

With the largest complex in the temple, this is the India’s biggest temple having 49 separate Vishnu shrines and one of Asia’s tallest temple towers at 73 m high.
Devoted to Lord Vishnu, this temple is said to be first among the eight self-manifested shrines of Lord Vishnu.

  • Address: Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620006
  • How To Reach: It is located at a distance of 1 km from Srirangam Railway Station, 9 km from Trichy Railway Junction, 62 km from Thanjavur, 145 km from Madurai & 327 km from Chennai.
  • Timings: 6 – 7:15 AM, 9 AM – 12 PM, 1:15- 6 PM and 6:45 – 9 PM
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  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
  • Top Attractions: Tower and temple complex.

Erumbeeswarar Temple

Erumbeeswarar Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is hoisted on a 60-foot tall hill called Malai Kovil and can be reached via a flight of granite steps. Carved with the Dravidian style of architecture, this temple has inscriptions which depict the story dated back to the Cholas in ten century and has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological survey of India.

  • Address:  Malaikoil, Thiruverumbur, Tamil Nadu 620013
  • How To Reach: At a distance of 2 km from Thiruverumbur Railway Station and 13 km from Trichy, It can be reached by buses or cabs.
  • Timings: 6.30 AM to 12 PM and 4.30 PM to 8.30
  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
  • Top Attractions: Lord Shiva idol

Panchavarneswarar Temple

Panchavarneswarar Temple Most Famous Temples in & Around Trichy

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this Hindu temple is located in Woraiyur and Shiva here is believed to portray five different colors (golden yellow, white, red, black and smoke ash) and gives the name of the presiding deity. The change in colors in the Linga is observed by the devotees during each puja. IT is the 5th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery river.

  • Address: Woraiyur- 620 003, Trichy district
  • How To Reach: IT is located at about 7 km from Trichy center, 3 km from Trichy Railway junction and 5 km from Trichy central bus stand and 10 km from Trichy airport. Local buses and cabs are available.
  • Timings: 5.30 AM to 12.30 PM and 4.30 PM to 8.30 PM.
  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

Vekkali Amman Temple

Vekkali Amman Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Vekkali , an avatar of Goddess Durga who is believed to be an epitome of immense strength, peace, willpower and harmony, this temple is located in the village of Woraiyur in Trichy. The presiding deity here has no roof and that the uniqueness of here. Here it is believed that wishes come true as the devotees have faith on the divine power of Vekkali Amman has only increased day by day and she is the guardian of the local, therefore, is of great importance here.

  • Address: Vekkaliyamman, S S Kovil Street, Woraiyur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620003
  • How To Reach: Travelling by cab is the best option as It is located 11 km from Trichy and 5 km from Trichy Railway junction. Buses are also available.
  • Timings: 6 AM to 11 PM and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
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  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year.
  • Top Attractions: The idol of Goddess Vekkali.

Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple

Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple Most Famous Temples in & Around Trichy

This Hindu temple is one of the 108 Vishnu temples in India and considered as the second in the line of Divyadesam after Srirangam Ranganathswamy temple. This temple is of great importance because it is believed that it is the birthplace of the Saint Tirupanazhwar who is one among the celebrated 12 Vaishanavite saints. Navaratri is celebrated here wholeheartedly in the month of September-October.

  • Address: Woraiyur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
  • How To Reach: Situated in Uraiyur, around 3 km from Trichy and is easily accessible by road.
  • Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM
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  • Best Time To Visit: September- December
  • Top Attractions: Birthplace of Saint Tirupanazhwar, one of the celebrated 12 Vaishanavite saints.

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple Most Famous Temples in & Around Trichy

Situated in beautiful landscape enriched by the Holy River Cauvery, the temple is devoted to Adi shakti Maha Kali and attracts a lot of tourists each year because of the greatness of Goddess Kali who is believed to be very powerful and wishes get fulfilled here. Known for its enchanting Kovil style of architecture, the temple is sculpted with the idols of the Hindu religion figurines on the exteriors and also the second wealthiest temple of Tamilnadu.

  • Address: Samayapuram, Tamil Nadu 621112
  • How To Reach: The Temple is situated in the Chennai – Trichy National Highway 15 K.M. from Trichy and has wider connectivity of the roads.Nearest Railway Station- Trichy Railway Station,Nearest Airport- Tiruchirappalli Airport
  • Timings: 5 AM to 11 PM and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM.
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  • Best Time To Visit: Jan- March
  • Top Attractions: Event called Poo Choridal

Vayalur Murugan temple

Vayalur Murugan temple

Built during the reign of Cholas and 1200 years old, the temple is dedicated to Muruga. Surrounded by lush green fields, a beautiful pond called Sakti Tirtham can be seen in front of the temple. It is located between the two villages called karkkudi and Somarasampettai and the river Uyyakondan is flowing on the northern side of the village. And also there are about 207 stairs to climb up to reach the temple.

  • Address: Vayalur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu 620102
  • How To Reach: Vayalur is located 9 kilometers west of Tiruchy.From Tiruchy buses run to Vayalur. The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli Airport at a distance of 19 km from the temple. The nearest railway station is Tiruchirapalli Railway Station at a distance of 12 km from the temple.
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year.

Sri Brahmapureeswarar Temple

Sri Brahmapureeswarar Temple Most Famous Temples in & Around Trichy

One of the rare temples which predominantly a Shiva temple and dedicated to Lord Brahma and It is believed that here, fate can be changed by seeking the blessings. Apart from this, there are other 12 small shrines for seeking blessings. The idol of Lord Brahma is decorated with turmeric and is six feet high sitting on a Lotus in meditative.

  • Address: Tirupattur, Trichy dist., Tamil Nadu 621105
  • How To Reach: 30 km away from Tiruchirappalli on Trichy-Chennai NH 45, past Siruganur. Public transport is easily available for the commute.
  • Timings: 7 AM – 12 PM and 4 PM – 8 PM
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  • Best Time To Visit: March-April
  • Top Attractions: Every year in the Tamil month of Panguni (March-April) for three days, the sunlight falls directly on the presiding deity.

So, If you are planning to visit Trichy, don’t miss these places to visit. I hope you like it!

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