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Tiruchirappalli Travel Guide, India

Tiruchirappalli is a city in north Indian state Tamil Nadu and is also known by the name of Trichy or Tiruchi. Tiruchirappalli is sometimes also spelled as Tiruchirapalli. This city bags the fourth position in terms of population when compared to other cities of Tamil Nadu. It comes behind Chennai (as the most populated), Madurai (as second most populated), and Coimbatore (as the third most populated) in terms of population. Tiruchirappalli is also a very famous metropolitan city of Tamil Nadu. Tiruchirappalli is located right in the center of Tamil Nadu and hence is easily connected to almost all the cities of Tamil Nadu by some means of transport or the other.

Tiruchirappalli is famous for the largest temple for Hindu devotees when compared to all the temples on this planet. The temple is named Srirangam and it is the Vaishnavite Temple of Tiruchirappalli.

Tiruchirappalli received its name from the deamon with three heads Trishira who was called as Chira. He happens to be the son of Ravana who was also a deamon in the Mahabharata. Chira performed prayers in the Shiva temple of Tiruchirappalli and theories say that deamon ruler named Tirisiran used to worship Lord Shiva and hence the city was named with many names like Tiruchirappalli or Tiruchirapalli or Tirisirapuram etc. Another theory says that the three peaks of this city were under the control of Parvati, Shiva, and Vinayaka and hence the city was named Tirisirapuram or to be more specific, Tri-Shikharam.

 Telugu is spoken by the larger chunks of the inhabitants in Tiruchirappalli. English, Malayalam, and Hindi are also the notable languages of this city.

Rice happens to be the most important dish of Tiruchirappalli and this is the case with complete south India. Mostly, in restaurants you will find lunch being given on banana leaves and not on dishes like in the rest of the world. Amongst the inhabitants the dishes which are most popular are idli, halwa, dosa, jelebi, biryani, and Mysorepa.

Like the rest of South India, Tiruchirappalli has also become an important industrial hub for India and hence it is many times referred to as the Fabrication and Energy Equipment capital of India. Amongst the famous industrial houses of Tiruchirappalli the major ones are BHEL, Golden Rock Locomotive Workshop, Ordinance Factory, and Dalmia Cements.


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