Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Incredible India Tour - 02 April 2009 (Thursday)

From Palani we were off to Trichy.

Tiruchirappalli commonly known as Tiruchi or Trichy is Tamil Nadu's Fourth largest City after Chennai, Madurai, and Coimbatore with an estimated population of 1,067,915 (as of 2008). It is situated in the centre of the state, on the banks of the Cauvery River. Trichy is a Municipal Corporation and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirapalli District. Trichy city encompasses Srirangam, a Vaishnavite temple and the biggest functioning Hindu temple in the world.

Srirangam is famous for its Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, a major pilgrimage destination and one of the largest temple complexes in India.The gopuram of the temple is called the Rajagopuram and is 236 feet (72 m) tall, the tallest in Asia. The temple is replete with excellent carvings and numerous shrines dedicated to various gods.We stayed at the Guru Hotel. The Khurrunji Restaurant was awesome !!! Both food & service ;) We were damn tired but had a nice time there ;)