Thiruchirapalli (Trichy) - The "Malgudi" of my travelogue

Tripoto
15th Feb 2016

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The Hotel-

I stayed for 6 nights and seven days at Trichy and opted for Hotel Maya's, Thiruchirapalli. I was accompanied by my wife and my 3year old son. The Hotel is very close to Chatram Bus Stand connecting major cities and different parts to Trichy.

The Old design of wooden corridors of the Hotel Mayas

Photo of Hotel Mayas, Melachinthamani, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India by Deepak Sharma

The hotel is an old hotel of trichy, but the staff sounded thorough professional to me.

They offered me great hospitality and daily morning surprises like upgradation of my meal plan to higher buffets classes.

"Geethanjali"- The Veg Restaurant : The restaurant was the USP of this hotel. The food they served was delicious also the way they served was very traditional.

Photo of GEETHANJALI RESTAURANT, Woraiyur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India by Deepak Sharma

It is one of the finest dining available in trichy.

The best and the unique thing about the restaurant was that they had a kid's chair, which was small in size with long legs. It was an amusement for my son and he loved being offered the chair.

Son Enjoying his Chair

Photo of Thiruchirapalli (Trichy) - The "Malgudi" of my travelogue by Deepak Sharma

The cleanliness was up to mark and it was more than 100% return to the money I paid.

I would surely recommend it to fellow travellers.

I arranged an activa for local site seeing. It costed me Rs 600/day which was worth spending.

Photo of Thiruchirapalli (Trichy) - The "Malgudi" of my travelogue by Deepak Sharma

The Ancient Dam- Kallanai:

We went to ancient dam- Kallanai build on Kaveri River by Chola king Karikalan in 2nd Century AD. I was amazed to see the build quality and architecture and wondered how they built such a dam in 2nd century AD.

Photo of Kallanai Dam, Thogur Village, Grand Anicut, Tamil Nadu by Deepak Sharma

The way to Kallanai was lush green with Banana fields and Palm trees.

Photo of Thiruchirapalli (Trichy) - The "Malgudi" of my travelogue by Deepak Sharma

The city is small yet with all modern amenities available.

Ranganathswamy Temple

The main attraction of Trichy is the Ranganathswamy Temple located in Shrirangam, Trichy. Srirangam is situated on an riverine island. One have to cross a bridge on kaveri to reach this temple. The architecture is again wonderful.

Photo of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Deepak Sharma

Ranganathswamy Temple is considered to be one of the largest hindu temple of the world. The inscriptions in the temple are supposed to be ancient and carved between 9th to 16th century AD by Cholas, Pandyas and Vijaynagar Dynasty.

Thousand Pillar Mandpam

The temple has many mandapams, The Thousand pillar mandapam is the main attraction which is made up of granite. It was structured in 1365AD during vijyanagar Dynasty.

Photo of Sri Ranganathar Swamy Temple, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India by Deepak Sharma

Other Mandapams include the Shesha Mandapam, Garuda Mandapam and Kili Mandapam (Hall of Parrot).

There was a Lakshmi temple whose construction was under progress.

Photo of Thiruchirapalli (Trichy) - The "Malgudi" of my travelogue by Deepak Sharma

The Market:

The market is small yet filled with interesting stuff. The Pattu (Silk) sarees of Trichy are famous all over India.

Photo of Thiruchirapalli (Trichy) - The "Malgudi" of my travelogue by Deepak Sharma

It was a pleasant Stay at Tiruchirapalli.

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