Monday, May 28, 2012

Tiruchirappalli, the Holy Rock Town

In our tour of State of Tamil Nadu from Thanjavur we traveled to Tiruchirappalli more popularly known as Trichy. As for 16th century a rock inscription Tiruchirappalli is mentioned as Tiru-ssila-palli meaning "Holy Rock Town" in Tamil language.



The city was under the control of several dynasties Cholas, Pandyas, Pallavas, Sultanate, Vijayanagar and Nayak in the olden days. The places of interest that I have seen here are:
Another important town close to this place is the island temple town of Srirangam.

55 comments:

ellen b. said...

Such interesting architecture. I enjoyed viewing it...

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, the church is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Rajesh!

Carol said...

Beautiful architecture. The buildings are so majestic!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The Trichy Rock Fort and Lourdes Church look beautiful. I like the view of the whole city!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely images from Trichy - a city with great history !

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Good one...I've seen this place...:-)

Lorrie said...

Lots of history there, and interesting architecture.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

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Jeevan said...

That's amazing shots on the view of Tiruchi!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful imagery. Love the top right image in the collage, as one can see the bird flying in the sky, giving the image a sense of height.;)
xoxo

shooting star said...

missed trichy on my south india tour..seems another wonderful temple town :)

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Ranj said...

Awesome! Will be revisiting Trichy in two weeks time.

Lowell said...

It looks to be a very large city! With not only Hindu temples but a Catholic church...how do you find your way around in such a place?

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
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joo said...

Lovely photos of fascinating places!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Makes a lovely mosaic. Lourdes Church doesn't sound like it belongs there.

Gary said...

Another great tour. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

Very interesting and beautiful place.

Sylvia K said...

What a fascinating and beautiful place, Rajesh! Your photos are superb as always. I really love the last shot with the temple against those blue, blue skies! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Al said...

Another amazing place, there's so much history where you live.

Black Jack's Carol said...

The history of Canada is very young in comparison to India and so an ancient city that has been through several dynasties is fascinating.

Indrani said...

Great captures.

ladyfi said...

Love that white temple in the last shot! Very eye-catching.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Such an ancient place, seemingly bursting with history judging by your photos. I assume the holy rock is that visible in the lower left of your photo-mosaic.

Leovi said...

No doubt an impressive number of good photos, the beauty of India is inexhaustible.

Rizalenio said...

Full of white buildings/houses/temples from that overlooking view. Wonderful sceneries.

Roger Owen Green said...

interesting history!
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Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful!

My Ruby Tuesday post, come and visit when you can.

Inty swetha said...

I loved that place too when I went with my family. the architecture makes us wonder and inspire :). Good photos :)

Genie said...

Was surprised to see the church. It seems a bit out of place. The other structures are so ornate and beautiful. That last shot is awesome. I just love looking at your pictures. genie

Jim said...

The architecture is wonderful.

Meoww said...

All your posts leave me with a feeling of nostalgia.

Missing India and all its beauty :( Love the pics of temples showcasing the uniqueness of our architecture.

SandyCarlson said...

An incredible place, to be sure.

Luna Miranda said...

what an interesting place, the temples and churches side by side are great places to visit.

lotusleaf said...

Nice mosaic of Trichi!

Lina Gustina said...

A great place to visit.

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Eden said...

Such a beautiful place to visit. Great shots.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is so amazing. Great place to explore. ^_^ Thanks for joining..Water World Wednesday

nainitalbiscope said...

Beautiful place...

anney said...

I love the breathtaking view!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Trichy is definitely a beautiful city as one could gatrher from your post and the accompanying pictures.

Joy said...

I always like birds eye views of cities as they spread out to the horizon. Srirangam picture so beautiful.

Sheer Serendipity said...

The architecture in the temples are incredible!

Hazel said...

India is filled with so many fascinating things. I am seriously considering a visit.

Clytie said...

Absolutely beautiful ...

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this beautiful city.

Pat said...

There is some amazing and ancient architecture in India! Thanks for sharing it.

mysay.in said...

the clicks talk !! dont they ? :)
you already have so many people appreciating your work and I always stand late :) Anyways - Late Came Great Came :D

Bushra said...

Lovely captures!

D.Nambiar said...

So interesting to know that Thiruchinapalli could have been derived from Thiru sila palli.

Thank you.

hitesh patel said...

nice and interesting place....images are also good..:)

Vishal Rathod said...

Have been there , Its a lovely city. Nice pictures .

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Alka Narula said...

Loved the church photo..nice work

mynascence said...

A slice of Indian heritage and culture. Loved it.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this place.