Trichy offers a range of tourist attractions as excursion. These excursions are equally breathtaking as the attractions of Trichy. Cholas and Pallavas rulers have built most of these monuments and temples. We are listing a few of them here: -
Thanjavur, the capital of the imperial Chola dynasty, is situated just
50 kilometers from Trichy. The city is famous for its temples and
shrines, the most notable being the magnificent Brihadeswara temple. The
temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from that, the Thanjavur museum
and Art gallery is also noteworthy. Thanjavur or Tanjore is famous for
souvenirs like Thanjavur Art Plates, handicrafts, hand-woven silk and
Pudukkottai town that is situated 60 kilometers from the Trichy was
once a princely state. The town is a must visit for both researchers as
well as casual visitors. There are numerous dolmens, stone circles, and
other forms of megalithic burials in the town dating back to
Gangaikondacholapuram is located at a distance of 100 km from Trichy.
The Siva temple called Gangaikondacholesvaram here was conceived and
constructed by the Chola king Rajendra I after his victory over the
kingdoms in the region of the river Ganges.
The town of Kallanai is located 25 kilometers from the city of Trichy.
The city is famous for The Grand Anicut. It is an ancient dam built by
Karikala Chola across the river Kaveri in the 1st century AD. This dam
is still in use as part of the district irrigation system.
Mukkombu is a wonderful picnic spot where the river Kollidam branches
off from the Kaveri. The place is just 20 kilometers from the Trichy and
is very popular among the kids.
Viralimalai that is situated 30 kilometers from Trichy is famous for a
Pallava temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The temple is located atop
a hill, which is also the site of a peacock sanctuary.
Sittanavasal is located just 60 kilometers from Trichy. The place is
famous as a site for an ancient Jain monastery that is located in a
cave. The caves have some of the most exquisite fresco paintings in
Pachamalai hill is a low-lying hill station with gentle plateau. The
altitude of this place is moderate but it boasts off a very pleasant
climate round the year.