Tiruchi

Tiruchirappalli City, commonly known asTiruchiis the fourth largest city of Tamilnadu state in India. Situated on the banks of riverCauvery,Tiruchi is having many very good Tourists Spots. The main and the most popular place of tourist attraction is theRockfort(Malaikkottai) Temple, which is also a very important religious shrine for Hindus.The RockFortTemple complex in Tiruchi is a collection of three temples, theManikka Vinayakar Templeatthe footof the hill, theUchhi Pillaiyar Kovilatthe top ofthe hill and theThayumaanavar Kovilon the hill top. There is aHundred Pillar Hallin the temple. This Shivastalam is a rock cut temple on a hill and is the most remarkable landmark in Tiruchirappalli that can be reached by a flight of 437 steep steps made of stones en-route to the famous Ucchi Pillaiyar temple. The total height of the Rockfort(Malaikkottai) is 250 feet. Except the steps there is no other means, like winch or lift for reachingthe top oftheRockfort(Malaikkotai).

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple - Introduction

Fromthe top ofthe hill you can have a panoramic look of the Tiruchi city below and Srirangam island and the towers of Srirangam temple and the tower of Thiruvanikovil temple on the other bank of Cauvery river.

In the main road leading to theentranceof Rockfort/Malaikkottai the Tiruchi citys main textile bazaar is there. Famous Textile shops and General stores in both the sides of the main road are always crowded with tourists and local population making purchases. During Deepavali festival the crowd will be very huge and the vehicle traffic will be stopped in the road and only a thick crowd will be making purchases of new clothes for Deepavali. You can enter the Main Bazaar called Sinnakadai Veedhi/Small Bazaar, through a large gate of the old Tiruchi City, called theMain Guard Gate.

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple - Introduction

The Teppakulamnear the Rockfort/Malaikkottai is one of the biggest artificial tanks in Tamilnadu. Every year Teppam floatfestival is celebrated in a very grand manner. Due to frequent suicides by jumping into the tank, all the four sides of the tank are covered by wired fence. There is a boating facility in the