In and around Triuchirapalli there are many attractive places to visit such as Srirangam Ranganathar temple, Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar Temple, The Grand anicut (Kallanai in tamil) which is a century old Dam across the river Cauvery, and Ucchi Pillayar Temple (Rock Fort). Triuchirapalli has better connectivity from across the India by Air, Train and Road.

How to Reach Trichy From Chennai:

There are many buses from CMBT is running daily from Chennai to Trichy. Similary more trains are also available from Chennai Egmore to Trichy Junction.

View of Ucchi Pillayar Temple:

View of Trichy city From the Top of Rock Fort:

Srirangam Temple Tower from the Top of Rock Fort:

Sculptures engraved in the Rock Fort:




Once I was travelling in C51 (Adayar to Tambaram) to reach my room after my office hours I saw this guy. I remember it was around 9PM in the night and all passengers were looking tired the bus driver also. As usual the MTC bus was full of crowd; most of the passengers were youngsters with mix of IT people and daily wages. Among this crowd I saw a man who looked like a salesman, he was wearing one big headset and was writing something in a pad he carried. The surrounding youngsters including myself thought that he was going to advertise about his product in this crowded bus. After writing something he showed that Pad to one side of the bus all were listened and read what was written in that Pad. I was also eager to read what he wrote. He showed his Pad in another side of the bus. I read it; he made all our imaginations were wrong, yes he wrote about the necessity of wearing helmets while driving. He erased his Pad and wrote something then showed the pad once again to the whole bus. This time he wrote about road safety. Like this he created awareness about pedestrian’s safety. By this unique campaign he made his journey as a useful one. He did that service without any hesitation. I wish to appreciate that man by remembering in this Post.

It happened to see this stranger when I returned from Theni to Dindigul to catch Pandian express to reach Chennai after attending one of my Friend marriage. The TNSTC bus by which I travelled was full of crowd, most of the co-passengers felt uneasy and all were expecting when the bus would reach their stop. Even in that uncomfortable situation, some of the Passengers were speaking in mobile with louder voice as usual. Suddenly the bus was slow and there were some big noise in outside, We all focused our attention in outside to know what happened. There was an accident, some vehicles and peoples around the accident site who were helping the affected peoples. It seems that accident happened long time back the rescue operation was normal but there was no any ambulance or any police. Our bus crossed that place slowly and all of us returned to normal mode, some were explained about the accident with their imagination skills. Now only I saw a man who was speaking in mobile suddenly cut his call and dialed the emergency number 108 and informed about the accident then he continued his old call. In that crowded bus no one thought of dialing the emergency number but he did it and stood out from the crowd, I appreciate his helping tendency and wish to thank him by this post.

What an architecture!!! What an Engineering skills my ancestors had!!! like this I had many thoughts in my mind while seeing this gigantic Temple. Really an Engineer should visit this temple at least a time in their life.

This temple is also called by the following names Peruvudaiyar Kovil or Rajarajeswaram. A very big thanks to King Raja Raja Chloa I for his gift to this world. UNESCO honored this temple by giving World Heritage status to this temple.

How to reach from Chennai: By Bus – From Koyembedu there are many buses are available to Tanjavur. In Tanjavur You can reach this temple by using local bus / auto. By Train – From Chennai Egmore there are many trains are running daily to Tanjavur. 

Facilities: In Tanjavur there are many hotels available. So no problem for accommodation and food. In side this temple Drinking water, Toilet facilities are available.

The best time to visit this temple is morning/evening to walk slowly and enjoy the every work of this Temple, otherwise you will have to run around the temple because of the hot sun. 

Thiruvalangadu is a village, situated near Thiruvallur and Arakonam. It has famous Sri Vataaranyeswarar Temple that is very ancient temple which has big history. Amman name is Sri Vandarkulali Amman. That temple is one of the 5 sabhas where lord siva is performing his holy dance. This is Rathina sabha which is first among 5 sabha. All the festivals related Lord siva is being celebrated well here but the notable one is Aarudra darshanam.

Speciality of the Temple: Here the Lord Saneeswara’s son Manthi worshipped Lord Shiva that is called Mantheeswarar. You can get the blessings of Lord Mantheeswarar to get rid of from the bad effects due to horoscope.  Special poojas are being condcted at every saturday.  This is very holy temple, you can feel the blessings in this very peaceful temple.

How to reach from Chennai: By Train-From central catch a train to Arakonam and get down at Thiruvalangadu railway station. From that station you can get a share auto to reach the temple (4kms travel). By Bus – From Tambaram/Avadi catch a bus to Thiruvallur, From Thiruvallur you can get a bus directly to Thiruvalangadu or catch Arakonam bus which goes via Thiruvalangadu.

Facilities: Only small hotels are available since it is a village. It is better to bring the booja things from you home town or from Thiruvallur.

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