9 Things & Places That You Do Not Want to Miss in Trichy

About Trichy

Tiruchirapalli, also called Trichy is a city in Tamil Nadu with its recorded history dating back to the 3rd century BC. Predominant tourist attractions here are the temples and the city is also recognized for its educational centres like IIM (T), IIIT and NIIT. During the 19th century a brand of cheroot known as the Trichinopoly cigar was exported in large quantities to the UK due to which the city was very famous.With Redbus Offers its become even easier to reach your favorite places in Trichy and enjoy the place to the fullest. You can select whereever you want to go and the Redbus app will guide you with the bus connectivity and ticket booking.

Why Go There:  Pilgrimage | Heritage
Ideal For: Friends | Family
Trivia:  Trichy, because of its energy equipment manufacturing units has also earned the title of “Energy Equipment and Fabrication Capital of India”
Things to Bring Back: Artefacts, Handicrafts, Brassware, Jewellery, Cigars, Antiques, Silk
Best Time to Visit: October – February


Places to Visit in Trichy

9. Anna Science Centre

Anna Science Centre is a planetarium inaugurated by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1999. This place is one place to be at if you are travelling with kids. It has an environment gallery with themes related to ecosystems, bio-diversity and conservation. It also shows 3D films like Shark Island, Magic Show and more. You can use Redbus coupons to get the bus tickets to this place at great discounts.

Distance: 6 km from city center
Time required: 1 hour


8. Our Lady of Lourdes Church

This church has a Gallo – Catholic design with neo-gothic spires and scenes of crucifixion painted inside. It was constructed in 1840 and holds an annual Our Lady of Lourdes festival on 11th February.

Distance: 6.2 km from city center
Time required: Less than an hour


7. Mukkombu

The Upper Anaicut or Mukkombu is a dam built on Cauvery river in the 19th century. The verdant greenery and a well-kept park makes it a famous picnic spot. The dam is 685 m long and breaks into two channels to form the island of Srirangam.

Distance: 18 km from city center
Time required: Less than an hour 

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6. Hazrat Nathervali Dargah

One of the oldest dargahs in India, it is dedicated to a Sufi saint Nathervali. He was one of the earliest known saint who brought Islam to southern India. The dargah attracts Muslims and people of other faiths all around the year especially during the Urs festival.

Distance: 2 km from city center
Time required: 1 hour


5. Rock Fort

Rock Fort is a historic fort and temple complex built by the Pallavas initially on a large rock. The Nayaks fortified it and carved 344 steps in the rock to reach the top. The complex has three temples inside – the Ucchi Pillaiyar Temple, Thayumanavar Temple and the Manikka Vinayakar Temple. The fort has seen wars between many dynasties and proves to be the most dominant landmarks of the city.

Distance: 8 km from city center
Time required: 1 – 2 hours


4. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Built over centuries, Sri Ranganathaswamy temple has largest temple compound in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world. It is dedicated to the reclining form of Lord Vishnu and is constructed in Dravidian architecture. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is the top most visited places in Trichy.

Distance: 10.4 km from city center
Time required: 1 – 2 hours

Other Temples to Visit:

  • Thiruvanaikoil Temple
  • Mariamman Temple
  • Sri Brahmapureeshwarar Temple
  • Sri Prasanna Venkatachlapathy Temple
  • Viralimalai Murugan Temple
  • Subramanya Swami Temple
  • Erumbeeshwarar Temple
  • Thalamalai Perumal Temple

3. Malayadipatti Rock-Cut Temple

This temple was built in the 8th century by Pallavas and are situated on granite hillocks. It consists figures of Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi and Brahma and is adorned with paintings, sculptures and stucco work. The mystical aura of the place engulfs any visitor and is a must-see site in Trichy.

Distance: 36 km from city center
Time required: 1 – 2 hours


2. Agaya Gangai Falls

Explore natural beauty of Trichy by visiting the Agaya Gangai Falls in Trichy. A jungle stream, Panchanathi, cascades down as the Agaya falls near the Arapaleeswarar temple in Kolli hills. Walk down 1050 steps to admire the glorious beauty of these falls.

Distance: 138 km from Trichy
Time required: 1 – 2 hours

Other Falls to Visit:

  • Puliyancholai Falls

1. Kolli Hills

Kolli mountains rise upto a height of 1300m and cover an area of 280 sq km. A part of the Eastern Ghats, they run parallelly to the East coast of South India and are a pilgrimage site as well. Hikers and nature lovers can enjoy this place and also visit the Arapaleeswarar temple along with the Agaya falls.

Distance: 107 km from Trichy
Time required: 1 – 2 hours


Things to do in Trichy

3. Shopping in Trichy

Trichy is famous for artefacts, handicrafts, brassware, jewellery, cigars, antiques and silk items. Explore markets like Big Bazaar Road and Chinnar Bazaar to get a good deal. You can also enjoy South Indian cuisine while in Trichy.


2. Enjoy a picnic at Mukkombu

Mukkombu is a dam surrounded by greenery and a park. Take a break and enjoy a peaceful picnic with your family here.


1. Hike to Kolli Hills

Any nature lover would love to hike through the Kolli hills. Explore an age old temple and unwind with a dip at the Agaya waterfall.


Places to Visit Near Trichy

  • Thanjavur
  • Madurai
  • Kumbakonam
  • Karaikal
  • Chidambaram
  • Yercaud

How to Reach Trichy

Nearest Airport: Tiruchirapalli International Airport

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Nearest Railway Station: Tiruchirapalli Junction

Nearest Bus Stops: Central Bus Depot, Chatram Bus Stand, A.S.G Lourdusamy Pillai Bus Stand

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Where to stay in Trichy?

SRM Hotel | Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Hotel | Ramyas | The Residency Karur

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