Situated on the banks of the river Cauvery, Tiruchirappalli, has an antiquity of centuries. This was the citadel of the early Chola Rulers, and then the Pallavas conquered and ruled this city. The struggle of power between the Pallavas and Pandiyas continued for years and pallavas lost the struggle many times. Finally the Cholas retained control and ruled it for a long time. When the empire collapsed around 1565, it was the turn of the Nayaks, Marathas, Carnatic Nawabs, French, and finally the British. The city, around Rock Fort is a fine blend of tradition, heritage and a modern environment. Several churches, colleges and missions of the 17th Century made people call it ‘Rome of the East’.
Tiruchirapalli is 325 km from the State Capital, Chennai. This was called as Trichnopoly during the British Rule. Locals call it as Tiruchi. This city on the banks of River Cauvery is the Head Quarters of the Tiruchi District and fourth largest city of the State. Plenty of tourist spots keep this destination busy throughout the year.
Perched high on a massive outcrop, the Rock Fort Temple waits for the visitors with stony arrogance; reaching the top requires climbing over 400 stone-cut steps
A beautiful island surrounded by river Cauvery and its tributary Kollidam, visit the scenic landscape that also has a high spiritual reverence
Tiruchirappalli Airport is an international airport and is connected by flights with major cities in India.
Tiruchirapalli is a major junction connecting several important cities in India.
Tiruchirapalli is connected by good motorable roads to all places in South India.
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