Top 10 Must Visit Tourist Temples of Tiruchirappalli

Trichy or Tiruchirappalli is an important educational,commercial and manufacturing centre of Tamil Nadu. The city was listed as the third cleanest city in India in 2016 and home to most prominent historical monuments of Tamil Nadu such as the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam, Jambukeswarar temple at Thiruvanaikaval and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Ucchi Pillayar Rockfort Temple, Trichy

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Ucchi Pillayar Temple at Rockfort is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, situated at the top of the rock. The temple has rock cut architecture and offers stunning view of Kaveri river, Srirangam island and Trichy city.

Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikkaval

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Jambukeswarar Temple at Thiruvanaikaval is the most famous Lord Shiva temple in South India and also one of the five major Lord Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu. The temple is also located in the Srirangam island and part of the Paadal Petra Sthalams.

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam island is dedicated to reclining form of the Lord Vishnu, known as Ranganatha. The temple has one of the tallest temple tower in south India and one of the largest Hindu temple in the world.

Erumbeeswarar Temple, Thiruverumbur

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Erumbeeswarar Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, situated at top of the 60 feet tall hill and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple was built by Aditya Chola and the protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Ukrakaliamman Temple, Tennur

Tennur Ukra Kali Amman Temple is a goddess temple, located in suburbs of Tiruchirappalli. Tennur is also a important business center of Tiruchirappalli.

Panchavarnaswamy Temple, Woraiyur

Panchavarnaswamy-Temple

Panchavarnaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in Woraiyur and part of the Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple has several historical inscriptions of the Chola period.

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, Samayapuram

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Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is dedicated to South Indian Hindu goddess of rain and associated with Goddesses Parvati,Kali and Durga. The temple is second most wealthy temple in Tamil Nadu and attracts thousands of people.

Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple, Uraiyur

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Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, situated in Uraiyur suburb Tiruchirappalli. The temple is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Lord Vishnu in India.

Thanthodreeswarar Temple, Woraiyur

Thanthodreeswarar-Temple

Thanthodreeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by the Pandya, located in Woraiyur. The temple has images of Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan and Nandi bull.

Vekkali Amman Temple, Woraiyur

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Vekkali Amman Temple is located in Woraiyur suburb in Tiruchirapalli and known for the feature, absence of roof over the sanctum.  Other famous attractions of Trichy or Tiruchirappalli city also include Our Lady of Lourdes Church,Railway Heritage Centre, Upper Anaicut Dam, Kaveri River, Nadir Shah Mosque and Jallikattu match.

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