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Things to do in Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli is an ancient city of southern India. The city, commonly called Trichy, is considered the heart of Tamil Nadu. It’s a centre for ancient temples and bustling bazaars. And with a strong character and rich culture, Trichy is made for travellers who can see beyond what meets the eye. So if you want a travel destination like no other, this is what you’re looking for.
A must-visit place for anyone in southern India is The Rock Fort Temple. This temple complex is home to Trichy’s three most important temples, which are Thayumanavar, Ucchi Pillayar, and Manikka Vinayagar. Besides the wind, you’ll get a chill in your spine when you take in the view of the city and the Kaveri river at the top.
Go explore the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and be stunned by its height and design. Culture lovers will also find it fascinating because it’s the most important temple of the Hindu God Lord Vishnu. Other beautiful religious sites you should add to your Trichy travel bucket list are Jambukeshwara Temple, St. John’s Church, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Get to know the city even more and visit the museums. Check out the indoor and outdoor exhibits of artefacts, sculptures, carvings, instruments and more at the Government Museum. There’s also the Railway Heritage Centre where you can discover the history of the South Indian Railway Company.
Of course, if you’ve come to Trichy, you have to spend time and some of your rupees on shopping. Stop by the Chinna Kadai Street, which is packed with apparel, jewellery and other stores, along with restaurants and snack bars. You can also buy some great souvenirs at the Manghalam Towers and Femina Shopping Mall.
Feeling hungry right about now? Restaurants like the lovely Thendral, Golden Palm, and Vasanta Bhavan serve great food, which you can also enjoy along with great views of the city.
When to visit Tiruchirappalli
The best time to visit Trichy is from November to March when the weather is most pleasant. This is the best time for you to travel and go sightseeing in the city because you’ll be able to avoid the scorching hot sun in the summer and the city’s monsoon season. But remember to pack your umbrella because you might experience a bit of rain on your visit.
English is understood by most in the city, but Tamil is the official language in Trichy. It’s best you bring a good phrasebook or find basic Tamil phrases online to help you on your trip.
Before you fly to India and visit Trichy, you need to secure an eTourist Visa (eTV) to enter the country as a tourist. For more info on visa applications and other travel documents you might need, check out the website of the High Commission of India in Singapore.
Travelling to and around Tiruchirappalli
To visit Trichy, your plane will be landing at Tiruchirappalli International Airport. From there, you can reach the city centre by riding the bus or taxi. Once you’re settled in the city, go and start exploring Trichy by taxi, bus, or auto rickshaw.
Your adventure in Trichy is going to be a treat (not tricky). So pack your bags, grab your passport, and book your Tiruchirappalli flights with Skiddoo today!
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