Tiruchirapalli that is popularly known as Trichy stands on the bank of river Kaveri. Trichy that is centrally located in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu is famous for its fusion architecture and monuments. The name Tiruchirapalli originated as a tribute to Jain monks that are popularly called 'Chira' in Tamil. 'Tiru' in Tamil means 'in respect of'. Therefore 'Tiruchirapalli' means 'the town of respected monk'.
The attraction point of Trichy is a famous Vaishnavite temple named
Shirangam. This is one of the biggest and most popular of temples in
India. The city also boasts off a famous Shivite temple called
'Thiruanaikka' that is considered as one of the five main abodes of Lord
Shiva. But the most important construction in Trichy is the oldest man
made dam named Kallanai that was built by Karaikala Chola across the
river Kaveri. Apart from that, the Rock Fort and Pallavas temples are
other attractions in Tiruchirapalli.
Tiruchirapalli is home to many historic temples, monuments, churches
and mosques. Uraiyur that is the local name of the old-Trichy city has
over 2500 years of known history. The place was the capital of the early
Cholas. The place later became the capital of Nayaks. The conquest of
Tiruchirapalli by the British East India Company marked a major step in
the British conquest of India. Even then, Trichy was considered as an