Enjoy a cultural heritage local tour at the heart of Tiruchirappalli and discover the sights with your private guide.
What to Expect
Tiruchirappalli (Trichy or Tiruchy) is in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Trichy is an ancient city of South India and it was capital of Chola and Naicka kings for many centuries, having historical background. The battle between British (East Indian Company) & French with the help of locals, decided the beginnings of British empire in southern part of India. Trichy district is famous for many ancient and popular temples and religious institutions.
You will be picked up at 9 am in the morning from your hotel, airport or railway station. Then visit the St. John's Church before you continue to the Rockfort Temple. It has many temples. Thayumaanavar, Uchchi pillayar and Maanikka vinayagar are the most important ones. One can feel the icy chill of the wind when getting to the top of the rock. The temple is housed on the top of a famous rock-88 Metres tall. One also gets a splendid view of the city and the Cauvery river from the top. Enjoy the bird's eye view of Trichy, Sri Rangam, Cauvery and its surroundings. A must-visit place of anyone in South India.
You then also see local markets where you can enjoy some shopping. Then drive to Srirangam and visit the Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, the temple for the sleeping form of Lord Vishnu. This temple is considered the foremost temple of lord vishnu (Bhooloka Vaikundam)for Vaishnavites. Non-Hindus can only go up to the sixth wall but not inside the gold topped sanctum sanctorum. The body of the Hindu saint Ramanuja has been preserved since 1000 years inside this temple.
After that visit Thiruvaikoil Jambukeshwar Temple. This is a famous Shiva temple and one of the five Pancha bootha kshetras (five elements namely water, earth, air, fire and ether). This one is representing water. Next continue your tour to Kallanai, a 2,000 years old dam built on the river Kallanai, an offshoot of the Cauvery river by Karikala Cholan. The tour ends between 5 and 6 pm with the drop off at your desired location.
- English-speaking local city expert
- Air-conditioned vehicle with private driver
- Private Tour
- Pickup and drop off at your hotel or the airport
What's Not Included
- Entrance fee
- Food & drinks