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How to Explore the Fusion of Old and New in Tiruchirappalli

Engulfed into a super comfortable blanket of old and conventional traditions, Tiruchirappalli is one place that is sure to leave you spellbound with its true traditional yet modern outlook on life. If you ever get a chance to visit its bustling streets, you can simply lose control of your senses as the place amazes you with its never-ending luring beauty and charm.

Planning an itinerary for Tiruchirappalli can get highly challenging as there is much to absorb as a tourist here. Visiting for the first time? Stick to the itinerary mentioned below to make the most of your trip to Tiruchirappalli.

Top attractions in Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli has no dearth of fascinating places when it comes to sightseeing, there are multiple things that you could see and do on your trip. Visiting the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple could kickstart your Tiruchirappalli sightseeing adventure. This revered religious site is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is flooded by many pilgrims all year round, hence one of the most visited places here. Being one of the Divya Desams, the temple holds a dear place in the heart of Vaishnava sect devotees coming to pay homage to Lord Vishnu. The architecture of this temple is purely mesmerizing as the premises holds 7 enclosures with 21 elaborate towers and colossal rampart walls.

Tiruchirappalli is a famous religious town, thus there are other temples too that you may visit to seek divine blessings from the almighty. The next stop on your list should be the Jambukeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva (the Supreme God). It is regarded as one of the Pancha Bhoota Sthalam, thus holding great significance for Shaivites across the globe. Built by early Cholas, Jambukeswarar temple is located on the Srirangam island, it also is one of the five Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu. One can also find interesting Chola inscriptions in the temple.

Yet another place of religious importance is the Rock Fort Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the banks of river Kaveri and offers picturesque views to pilgrims coming in seeking the divine blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Other temples that one may visit in Tiruchirappalli are as follows: Vekali Amman temple, Maariamman temple, Bhrahmapureeswarar temple, and Sri Ayyappan temple.

A planned visit to the Kallanai dam is sure to surprise you as you would bear witness to some of the most breathtaking views from the dam. One can leisurely spend a day here with their family or friends amid the striking views from the dam.

Famous food of Tiruchirappalli

An authentic Tiruchirappalli platter includes the following dishes that are as follows: Parupu, Sambar, Rasam, Moru, Kootu, Poriyal, and Appalam. These are served at every nook and corner in Tiruchirappalli, however, you may also converse with the locals to find the hidden gems for the best authentic taste of Tiruchirappalli’s famous delicacies.

Best time to visit Tiruchirappalli

The best time to visit Tiruchirappalli is during the Winter months starting from November and up till February as the weather remains positively favorable for tourists to explore as the temperature ranges from 19 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius. Summers can get highly scorching and excruciating from a sightseeing point of view.

See you in Tiruchirappalli this winter!