Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort


Tiruchirappalli, situated on the banks of the river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. It was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Apart from the Fort, there are several Churches, Colleges and Missions dating back to the 1760s. The town and its fort, now in Trichy were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. This city has given great Tamil scholars whose contributions to the Tamil literature have been very significant.

Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort is an historic fort and temple complex built on an ancient rock situated in the town of Tiruchirapalli in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The 83 metre rock fort situated in the center of town is a major landmark in the town of Tiruchirapalli; it is visible from a long distance. This is also a major tourist spot among which the most famous being the Pallava era Ganesa temple and the Nayaka era fort. The fort complex has witnessed fierce battles between Madurai Nayakas and Bijapur, Carnatic and Maratha forces. The fort played an important part during the Carnatic wars, helping lay the foundations of the British Empire in India.


Location info:

Address:Rock Fort ,Tiruchirapalli ,Tamil Nadu
District: Tiruchirapalli
Nearest City: Tiruchirapalli
Best time to visit: December-March


The maximum temperature during summer is approximately 37°C, while during winter it dips to a low of 20°C


The history of the stone Rock Fort Temple is related to the history of Tiruchirappalli, which itself has a long history. The history of Trichy dates back to the centuries before the Christian era, when it was a citadel of the Chola dynasty. In the 12th century, Cholas were defeated by the Vijayanagar kings of Hampi, who also defeated the invading Muslims. The Nayaks of Madurai came to power in less than fifty years later and went on to construct the ravishing Rock Fort temple. They were the ones who firmly established Tiruchirappalli as the trading city.

Interesting things to Visit:

Tiruvanaikkaval :Jambukeswara Temple Situated 2 km east of Srirangam, this beautiful Shiva temple steals the show from the larger Ranganathaswami temple due to its excellent architectural design. The temple is named after the elephant, which is believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva here. Installed under an ancient Jambu tree, the lingam is partially submerged by water and meant to represent God incarnate as Water.

Gangaikondan Cholapuram : Gangaikonda Cholapuram is located in Udayarpalayam Taluk (also spelt as Taluka) of Perambalur district, at a distance of 100-km from Trichy. Rajendra I, a Chola ruler established Gangaikonda Cholapuram as his capital city and built a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from the gigantic Nandi, there are some eye-catching sculptures including a dancing Ganesha, a lion-headed well and an amazing piece depicting Rajendra being crowned by Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Sri Ranganathaswami Temple : At Srirangam Situated 7km from Trichy is Srirangam, the abode of the Supreme Lord, Sri Ranganatha, the reclining form of Lord Vishnu. The temple of Ranganatha, the largest in India, is of particular veneration to all Hindus. Srirangam is also listed as one of the Nava Graha Sthalas, or temples representing the nine planets of our solar system.


Viralimalai Sanctuary : Viralimalai is a small town located about 30 km from Tiruchirappalli and 40 km from Pudukkottai. It is famous for its Murugan temple and the Peacock Park. The town is blessed with a large number of wild peacocks, which roam around the Murugan temple.

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Trichy junction
Nearest Airport:Trichy 5kms
Road Transport:Trichy is well connected by road with important places of South India. City bus service, tourist taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available for local transportation.

Nearest Visiting places:


20 km from Trichy. This is a very important place of pilgrimage, famous for its temple dedicated to the Goddess Samayapuram Mariamman. Its one of the abodes of Shakti in India. Ph 0431-2670460


24 km from Trichy on the North bank of Cauvery River. in Triuchirapalli Musiri Road. There is a Vaishnavite Temple and the name of the God is Lord Prasanna Venkateshwarar. Gunaseelam Temple is a place for worship, festivals and also for mental relief or alleviation.
Sri Kokarneswarar Temple


8 km from Trichy. Located on the outskirts of Trichy. There is a small Lord Muruga Temple set in the midst of lush green vegetation.

Uthamar Koil

Uthamar Koil in Karumbanur is one of the most famous shrines in 108 Vaishnavik Padalshtalam. This temple is situated eight kilometers North of Trichy Fort Station , 4 km North of Srirangam Railway station. Here is the temple where the Lord Creator – Brahma, the lord for the well being of the universe – Vishnu and the destroyer of universe – Siva take their abode. This place is also known as “ Kadambavanam” or “Trimurthishektram”.


Nearest Petrol Pump:

Petrol Pump Trichy,Tamilnadu,India


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Williams Rd, Tiruchchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620001 - 0431 2415128

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Collector Office Road, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil nadu 620001 - 0431 2414700


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Rockins Rd, Tiruchchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620001 - 0431 2460652

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:

Police Station
, Thiruchirapalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Gandhi Market Police Station
W B Road, Thiruchirapalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Srirangam Police Station
THERKU VASAL, Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Thiruverumbur Police station
Thiruverumbur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu- 0431 2557234

Nearest Hospital:

Institute Of Opthalmology -Joseph Eye Hospital
,Kilapudur, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu- 0431 2460622

Sowmanasya Hospitals Pvt Ltd
6, K K Nagar, Chinthamani, V N Nagar, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil nadu 620002 - 0431 2704304

Rangashri Child Care Clinic
New 76, Srirangam, Gandhi Road, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil nadu 620006- 0431 2435600

Kavery Medical Centre & Hospital
Thennur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil nadu 620017- 0431 4022555