By far the most popular place in all of Trichy is the Rockfort Ganpathi Temple. It derives its name from it’s unique building style. The temple structure comprises a huge rock, which is believed to be the oldest rock in the world, even older than The Himalayan Mountains.
Kallanai Dam, which is also known as the Grand Anicut, is an ancient dam built across the Kaveri River, located at a distance of 15 kms from Tiruchirapalli. The dam was originally constructed by the then ruler of the area, a Chola king Karikalan around the 2nd Century AD. One of the oldest standing dams of the world, this dam aptly exemplifies the amazing engineering marvel India was capable of at that time.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is situated in Srirangam Town of Trichy. The temple is devoted to Lord Ranganatha, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu. The temple complex along with the surrounding area covers a total area of 156 acres.
Devoted to Lord Shiva, the Erumbeeswarar Temple was worked by the Chola on a 18 meters tall slope. The sanctuary is again worked in a Dravidian style however is some way or another somewhat unique in relation to the next Dravidian sanctuaries. The Gopuram of the sanctuary isn’t as tall as different sanctuaries and has just two levels. The sanctuary structure is more similar to a fortification than a sanctuary and furthermore filled in as the infantry to the French during their war with the British for the locale’s occupation.
Jambukeshwara Temple is one of the 5 significant sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu which are devoted to the Hindu divinity Lord Shiva. The sanctuary was worked in Dravidian style of engineering by the Cholas in the second century AD. The wonderful stone carvings portray the different legendary occasions and are fine instances of the craftsmen’s stone cutting dominance.