Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli (Trichy, Trichinopoly or Tiruchy) is in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India.

Understand

Trichy is an ancient city of South India and it was capital of Chola and Naicka kings for many centuries. The battle between the British (East Indian Company) & French with the help of locals marked the beginnings of the British Raj in the southern part of India.

Get in

Tiruchy, Trichy or Tiruchirappalli is well connected to Chennai the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Geographically located at the center of Tamil Nadu, Tiruchy provides good connectivity between all major towns and cities in Tamil Nadu both by road and rail.

By car

Major national highways pass through Tiruchirappalli leading to well connected road network to rest of India. Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road) or National Highway 45 (NH45) is one of the busiest National Highways in Southern India with a total length of 472 km (293 mi). The highway exactly starts from Kathipara junction in Guindy, a very busy confluence of five roads in south Chennai and extends up to Theni. It connects Chennai to its airport and the southern suburbs. The two important cities connected by this highway are Chennai and Trichy and the two important towns connected by this highway are Dindigul and Theni in Tamil Nadu. The highway has a 4 lane (2 lanes each direction) system between Chennai and Trichy, though a complete change to 6 lanes is being planned. And Dindigul - Theni part is under four lane construction. The Chennai International Airport is located on this highway within the Chennai City limits.

By bus

The highest number of buses leaving Chennai is towards Trichy and vice versa. One can either take the State Government run buses (State Express Transport Corporation or Tamil Nadu State Transport Corp.) or private buses. The private buses run by the following operators are very convenient and timely and comfortable:

  1. KPN Travels
  2. Parveen Travels
  3. SRM Travels
  4. MJT Travels
  5. City Express Travels
  6. ABT Travels
  7. RKT Tours and Travels
  8. SRS Travels or
  9. RPN Travels
  10. Sri Renganathan Travels

Other alternatives are at Redbus

All these have Internet bookings so you can plan your trip in advance.

By plane

The airport is located around 5 km towards Pudukottai at Chembattu.

Since 2008, Tiruchirappalli has become a convenient low-cost entry point to India from South-East Asia, as Air Asia started flights from Kuala Lumpur via Singapore. Tickets booked in advance cost around ₹3,000 (US$60, for a 4 hr flight), but can be well below ₹2,000 during frequent sales. This is quite a good option even if you fly from Thailand to South India. Singapore based Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Tiger Airways provides a service from Singapore daily. Air India Express (a LCC subsidiary of Air India) flies to and from Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore daily and Abu Dhabi weekly twice. Air India Express also operates a daily domestic service to Chennai and weekly service to Mumbai. Sri Lankan Airlines gives connection to rest of the world through Colombo as transit point. Trichy is also connected to Colombo by Mihin Lanka. Domestic carriers Jet Airways and Spicejet provide services to Chennai. Jet Airways serves to Chennai and other its International Destinations with transfer at Chennai and/or Mumbai.

By train

Trichy Railway Station is well connected to all cities and most of the major towns in India. Located at the middle of Tamil Nadu makes it one of the busiest railway stations in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the major junctions which has trains to Trivandrum, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Kochin, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Howrah and other parts of India. Rail tickets can be booked online via Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website - www.irctc.co.in .

Talk

Tamil is the language spoken in Trichy. The accent of Tamil spoken here is neutral (unlike the cities of Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli, which have their own characteristic and heavy accents).

English is understood by most of those in the city.

The headquarters of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha located at Trichy has contributed a lot towards growing the Hindi language.

See

Trichy district is famous for many ancient and popular temples and religious institutions. The bus network of Trichy is very developed and most of the city readily accessible by bus at reasonable prices.

Basilica of the Holy Redeemer
View of the Rockfort Temple from the Kaveri bridge
Sri Ranganathaswamy temple

Apart from temples, there are also some destinations, ideal for picnics, day trips or just looking around.

Significant industrial landmarks

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Learn

There are some very popular schools with high educational standards in the area, including The Higher Secondary School for Boys (Srirangam),Campion, St. Joseph's Anglo Indian Girls Higher Secondary School, Holy Cross Girls Higher Secondary School, St. John's Vestry, Sri Akilandeshwari Vidhyalaya, Mahatma Gandhi, RSK, Montfort School and Kamakoti Vidhyala, Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School Ponmalaipatti.

There are several colleges in Tiruchy including Mookambigai College of Engineering, JJ College of Engineering and Technology, approximately 20 km from the central bus stand, St.Joseph's, Jamal Mohamed College, Bishop Heber's College, National College, Holy Cross College, SRC, IGC, EVR and the Law College of Trichy.

The National Institute of Technology & the Bharathidasan Institute of Management are located near Tiruverumbur, 14 km from Trichy.

BharathiDasan University is 2 km from Trichy towards Pudukkottai Road.

Dakshina bharat Hindi prachar sabha located near Tennur High road,Trichy is a portal for those who are eager to learn Hindi.

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