Tiruchirappalli is situated on the banks of the River Kaveri. It is 320 kms. from Madras. This city was a Chola citadel during the Sangam Age. The Pandyas and Pallavas Held Sway over this region for short Periods. The Nayaks of Madurai built the town and the historic Rock Fort, which played a vital role in the Carnatic wars in the 18th Century. Today Tiruchirappalli is a blend of history and tradition-a pilgrim center as well as a thriving commercial city.
Fairs & Festivals :
Mohini Alangaram, Vaikunta Ekadesi, Garuda Sevai, Flower Festival and Car Festival at Sriangam-December-January.
The float festival at Teppakkulam -March-April. Samayapuram Mariamman Temple Poochorithal festival -April.
General Info. :
Area : 23.26sq kms.
Population : 711,120 (1991 census0
Altitude : 78 metres
Climate : Max Min Summer 37.10c 36.40c Winter 21.30c 20.60c
Rainfall : 83.5cms.
Season : Throughout the year
Clothing : Tropical
Languages : Tamil, English and Urdu
Tourist Office: No. 1, Williams Road, Cantonment. Tourist Information Centre :Airport-7kms. Tourist Information Centre :Railway Junction.
Communication Poat, Tlegraph, STD, Telex, Fax etc. Courier Service Available. Money Changers State Bank of India and other nationalized banks transact foreign exchange. Hotel Tamil Nadu and other apporoved hotels also handle foreign exchange. Medical Facilities
Hospitals Government Headquarters Hospital. Railway Hospital, Golden Rock. Child Jesus Hospital, Cantonment, Dr. Joseph Eye Hospital, Melapudur. Many private hospitals are also available. Chemists: Available.