Top things to do in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

So large it feels like a self-enclosed city, Sri Ranganathaswamy is quite possibly India's biggest temple. It has 49 separate Vishnu shrines, and reaching the inner sanctum from the south, as most worshippers do, re…
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Rock Fort Temple

The Rock Fort Temple, perched 83m high on a massive outcrop, lords over Trichy with stony arrogance. The ancient rock was first hewn by the Pallavas and Pandyas, who cut small cave temples on its south side, but it …
Hindu Temple in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

Sri Jambukeshwara Temple

Of Tamil Nadu's five Shiva elemental temples, Sri Jambukeshwara is dedicated to Shiva, Parvati and the medium of water. The liquid theme is realised in the central shrine (closed to non-Hindus), whose Shiva lingam r…
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Shri Sangeetas

Don't let the behind-the-bus-station address put you off. Super-popular Sangeetas has tables in a buzzing, fairy-lit courtyard (or inside in air-con comfort) and a tantalising menu of pure-veg North and South Indian…
Multicuisine in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

Thendral

With its bamboo-clad terrace, semiopen kitchen and evening breezes, the Thendral roof-garden restaurant is a lovely dinner spot, specialising in barbecue and tandoor dishes. There's plenty of meat on the menu but th…
Hindu Monument in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

Rajagopuram

The first, southernmost and highest of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple's gopurams, the Rajagopuram, was added to the 20 older ones in 1987. At 73m high, it's one of Asia's tallest temple towers.
Museum in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

Art Museum

On the right just south of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple's fifth gopuram is the small but interesting Art Museum. On display you'll find good bronzes, tusks of bygone temple elephants, weaponry and a collection of supe…
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Vasanta Bhavan

A great spot for a meal with views, near the Rock Fort. Tables on the outer gallery overlook the Teppakulam Tank, or there's an air-con hall. It's good for both North Indian veg food (of the paneer and naan genre) a…
Museum in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

St Joseph's College Museum

In the cool, green campus next to Lourdes Church, this dusty museum contains the creepy natural history collections of the Jesuit priests’ Western Ghats excursions of the 1870s. Ask for access at reception on the le…
Museum in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

Railway Museum

Trichy's Railway Museum is a fascinating jumble of disused train-related equipment (phones, clocks, control boards), British-era railway construction photos, old train-line maps (including a 1935 pre-Independence In…