1. Rockfort Temple
The Rockfort Temple is one of the top places to visit in Tiruchirappalli. The temple is located just at a distance of 5 kms from Trichy Railway Station. It is an ancient fort and its structure comprises large rock. The Rockfort has three famous Hindi temples located inside its premises namely Thayumanavar Temple, the Manikka Vinayakar Temple and the Ucchi Pillaiyar Temple. The striking architecture of this temple is one of the oldest constructions in Tamil Nadu and a must-see attraction.
2. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Situated in Srirangam Town, Trichy, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is one of the other Trichy famous places to visit. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is amongst the major Hindu temples of the country. It is built in Dravidian style of architecture and is a must-visit for all the Nirvana seekers and photo fanatics. The temple also has a royal temple tower and a hall where there are nearly 1,000 decorated pillars, learning about which on a guided tour is one of the best things to do in Trichy.
3. Jambukeshwar Temple
Jambukeshwar Temple also known as Thiruvanaikoil Temple is one of the holiest places to see in Trichy. It is one among the five major temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tamil Nadu. The temples were built by Chola in the 2nd century AD in Drvaidian style of architecture. It is one of the must-visit temples for anyone interested in religious beliefs of the place or simply curious in knowing about the culture of Tamil Nadu.
4. Kallanai Dam
Kallanai Dam is one of the popular attractions in the city. It was built by Chola dynasty rulers and is nearly 2000 years old. The dam happens to be still in use and is located in a scenic environment and lush green place. For all those looking for some merry time with their close ones can visit this dam as it is an ideal picnic spot. It happens to be a great place for history buffs and photo fanatics too.
5. St Joseph’s Church
Trichy houses several historic churches and St. Joseph’s Church is one of them. Built in the year 1792 by Schwartz, it is one of the oldest churches in India and has seen many historical events related with colonial rule. The church was built during the British rule when there was mass conversions to Christinaity and hence this church was used by Britishers to spread Chrisitianity.