places to visit in trichy except temples
Trichy, Cleanest City In Tamil Nadu:
Trichy or Tiruchirappalli, located in the heart of Tamil Nadu, pumps normally and directs the people in the right way who are visiting the city. Fresh air, pure Cauvery water, spiritual & historical temples, joyful street shoppings & many more tourist places make Trichy a wonderful place to visit and for stay. When it comes to cleanliness, Trichy stands tall and earns the award “Cleanest City of the Tamil Nadu” every year. Even the award is lucky to meet the Trichy regularly for its cleanliness!
List Of Tourist Places in Trichy Except Temples:
1. Kallanai Dam, Trichy:
“Grand Anicut” also known as “Kallanai” is one of the most famous and Oldest Dam in Trichy to hang out with friends & family. It is located just 20 km away from Trichy. Kallanai dam was built by the Great Karikalan Cholan in the 2nd Century of AD which was 2000 years ago and the dam was again remodelled by the British during the 19th Century. Read More
2. Agaya Gangai Waterfalls:
Agaya Gangai waterfalls, located in Kolli hills, only 3 hours of travel from the Trichy. If you are so lucky, then travel to the doors of heaven by visiting this falls. The Agaya Gangai waterfalls is 300 feet (91 m) in height which is connected with the river Aiyaru. Beautiful location to spend with your friends & family. To reach the waterfalls you need to climb down nearly 1250 steps. While going down deep in every step, you feel the drizzle that makes your journey chill.
3. Mukkombu Dam, Trichy:
Mukkombu means ‘three branches’ in Tamil. The Upper Anicut is also known as Mukkombu, is the dam built on the Cauvery River. The dam is located 18 km away from Trichy city. The dam was constructed between 1836 and 1838 by Sir Arthur Cotton. Read More
4. Butterfly Park, Trichy:
Butterfly park, located at Trichy Sri-Rangam is Asia’s biggest park dedicated to one of the 2 top game-changers of the global food chain, the butterfly. The butterfly plays an important role in pollination which is the major step in food production.
5. Pachamalai Hills:
The Pachamalai Hills, a green hill range situated 80 km from north of Tiruchirappalli with an altitude of 500 m to 1000 meters. Pachamalai hills are meant for trekking and enjoying the new jungle experience with indigenous flora and fauna. The sounds of the rivers Sweata and Kallar besides the Koraiyar, Mangalam Aruvi and Mayil Uthu falls will be the best companion for you while travelling. The best time to visit the hills is September – June which invites you with sweet Jack fruits which are cultivated there. With all the birds, butterflies and exotic animals, Pachamalai hills will be in your mind frame for a long time!
6. Puliyancholai Falls:
Puliyancholai Falls, located at the footstep of the Kolli Hills, are 50 km from Trichy. Puliancholai is a superb scenic spot splashed with a small stream terrace waterfall that cascades through rocky terrain. It is a thick forest region, best suited for trekking and other adventurous activities.
7. Trichy Railway Museum:
Railway Museum Trichy is one of the most important places to visit in Trichy, which is a part of the South Indian Railways celebrations. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. It has many memories inside which can be viewed by the spectators. It includes old documents and rare photographs, maps, railway manuals, books, old lamps used at stations, bells & staff badges which used in the old SIR era. A steam engine from the Mettupalayam-Ooty section and a toy train operates for kids & a lot of photos from British Indian Railways are available. It is a great place to spend with your friends and family.
8. Trichy Anna Science Center Planetarium:
Anna Science Center, Trichy located at the Trichy – Pudukottai NH near Airport. It has established by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The planetarium covers different ecosystems and biodiversity with sections that include 3D movie shows in Tamil and English. The centre is important for the children as they were aware of the world we live in and a connection with our environment. Statues of different animals are present in the Evolution Park and in the herbal garden you can witness many plants and get to know about their uses. The other activities include camps, night sky observation tours, science demos, and students’ programmes. The entrance fee is affordable and you will get more knowledge at the Anna science centre, Trichy.
Tourist Places in Trichy / Temples to visit in Trichy:
There are many temples in Trichy to visit. The following places will make you feel spiritual and increase your love for Trichy with interesting history and facts.
1. Rockfort Temple:
Rockfort Temple Trichy also known as “Trichy Malaikottai” (மலைக்கோட்டை) has a magnificent piece of history. The rock is one of the oldest in the world-approximately 3,800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland and older than the Himalayas. Read More
2. Samayapuram Temple:
Samayapuram is one of the most important pilgrimage places. It is one of a few popular temples sanctified to Goddess Sakthi and she is worshipped here as Mariamman, fondly called by her devotees as “Amma”. Read More
3. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple:
The divine identity, the first, in the list of 108 Divya Desams, this epic 6th-century marvellous holy temple which hosts Lord Ranganatha, is located in the island which is surrounded by the majestic River Cauvery and its tribute channel Kollidam.
4. St. Joseph’s Church:
St. Lourdes Church is also known as Our Lady of Lourdes Church is located in Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu. St. Lourdes Church is located inside the campus of St. Joseph’s College Trichy. Read More