Anna Science centre was a kind initiative of the government of Tamil Nadu to make people aware about the phenomena of fragile earth and how it is intact with natural atmosphere and how we should interpret to balance the equation of both. The amazing gadgets within though defines an attainment and evolution of science but still it is more concern about ecological, biogeochemical cycles, biodiversity, pollution and sustainable energy sources.
Tiruchirappalli also known as Trichy or Tiruchi is the fourth largest city in the state of Tamilnadu. The city Trichy could have been the capital of the cholas in the early 3rd century B.C, but it went over the hands of many rulers pandavas, medieval cholas, Pandyas, Delhi sultanate and finally it got over from the hands of Vijaynagar to Madurai Nayaks, who brought importance to this beautiful city by bring up the glorious Rock Fort Temple. Trichy has fine blend of traditional and modernity which is something very unique and more of all, people who make visit to Trichy are enchanted by the beauty of the city, which is well organised and has something in its magical pot to offer for everyone. To make the tour of Trichy an experience of lifetime, it is an ideal plan to go with the tour package to Trichy or with any well organised Kerala tour package that covers the region of Tamilnadu including Tirchy and places of interest in an around Kerala.
Tourist Attractions in Trichy
Rock Fort Temple:
Built on 273 foot high rock, Tiruchirappalli the historic fort is an open art gallery of ancient Vijayanagara architect. One has to climb 417 steps to reach the summit of the fort and inside the fort there are three temples built over the times. The palace built at the base of the rock is another interesting tourist attraction. Below the Shiva Temple, two Pallava cave temples are there, which has beautiful sculptures of the 6th and 7th century. The rock fort temple is the major tourism attraction of Trichy and is worth to visit to know its historical importance that shaped Trichy today.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple:
Hindu Temple dedicated to Ranganatha, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple constructed and architect in Dravidian style is an important tourist attraction in Trichy. It is one among the five distinguished and important temple that is located along the bank of the river Kaveri for the devotees of Ranganatha.
a beautiful attraction located just 18 kms from Tiruchirappalli on the serene banks of Cauvery and Kollidam, highly noted for its scenic beauty, fishing facility, boating, children and family park, safer bath river and amusement park. It is an ideal place to enjoy some beautiful time with near and dear ones being close to nature.
Anna Science Centre:
Established by the Government of Tamilnadu, Anna Science Centre is where you get to know the themes related to Ecosystem, Biological Gas Cycles and various other scientific topics are shown to the visitors and students. The Planetarium also has software on “Shark Island”, “Try Science Around the World”, a system which has information about science centres in more than 50 countries and “Vigyan Prasar”. Show are organised both on English and Tamil language which starts from 10:30 till 4:45 PM.
Kallanai also know as Grand Anicut is one of the world oldest dams built over the river Kaveri. This oldest dam was built by Chola King Karikalan around 2nd century BC and is considered to be the world’s oldest water diversion or water regulators in the world. Later in 19th Century, the dam was re-modelled by the British and an engineer captain Caldwell by name was appointed for the purpose. It is another priceless tourism attraction of Trichy which is visited by huge number of tourists while on a visit to Trichy.
Beside these wonderful places and tourism attractions, there are many to list as important tourist attractions to visit in. Few to name are Pachamalai, Government Museum, Sittannavasal, St. Joseph Church, Oomaiyaan Kottai, etc.
Trichy does not offer so many activities to carry out, but there are few non-profit clubs, which carry out trekking and hiking activities. Apart from that one can organize picnic or plan for an exciting evening walk in Mokkumbu which is located at a distance of 18 kms.
Well there are many exciting places to see and these wonderful place keep visitors so much engaged that they hardly think of doing any extra activities. When cultural beauty, alluring sights of nature, intricate architecture of temples and forts and lovely people surrounds you, you hardly think of going for any other activities, but to enjoy the time to the fullest.
Mukkombu is a 685 meters long dam running parallel across the river Kollidam built by Sir Arthur Cotton in 19th century. Besides being a dam, it is interesting tourism spot located just at a distance of 18 Km from Trichy. Visitors not only see this century old dam but there are several other attractions around it drawing tourist and residents from the city in large number. Mukkombu is quite popular among youth and children owing to the fact that it serves as an important picnic spot and provides an ideal place to hang-out with friends.
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is a beautiful ancient temple located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. It is recognize as the most important of all the eight self-manifested temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is known by different names as Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam, Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa. The temple is enormous in size spreading over a large area of 156 acres. The temple is credited as the largest functioning Hindu temple in India.
Srirangam, also referred as Thiruvarangam is a picturesque temple town located at a distance of 7 kms for Trichy. The island spread over an area of 600 acres and is surrounded with the river Cauvery on one side and its tributary Kollidam on the other. It is a famous destination for Hindu devotees due to the fact that there are many temples within this island dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. A large population of Vaishnavites or the follower of Lord Vishnu resides in this temple town.
Although, Trichy is not at all a shopping destination as people visit this place in attraction of its beautifully carved temples, churches and historical monuments, but a person who is fond of shopping will have a delightful experience in Trichy. You can get to view traditional handicrafts of Tamil Nadu in Trichy. Woodcrafts as well as weaving are also a rich tradition in Tamil Nadu. Shopping areas in Trichy is in abundant where you can avail traditional wear sarees to modern day pants.
When it comes to dining in Trichy, one can find hosts of multi-cuisine restaurants serving wide range of scrumptious and mouth-watering foods and beverages without being heavy to your pocket. The city also consist of many restaurants where you can savour your gastronomic needs and palate with local cuisines served in traditional style. Also the majority of the restaurant here offers you warm and hospitable ambience along with superior service from its cordial and attentive staffs which add new perspective to your dining experience.
Situated on the bank of river Cauvery, Trichy also known as Tiruchirapalli is the fourth largest city of Tamil Nadu. Rock Fort and wonderful temples are the major attraction of the city. Round the year, the city witnesses a considerable number of visitors from and outside India. Reaching Trichy does not pose any problem and any individual can easily reach the city as it is well connected with all the modes of transportation namely Airways, Roadways and railways.