Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort
Address: Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, Teppakulam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620002
Description: Tiruchirappalli Rock fort turned out to be one of the famous landmarks of Tiruchirappalli city. Rock Fort is a single huge rock of 273 feet high, located on the southern bank of Cauvery river. Rock Fort is a fortification and temple built on the ancient rock. Over the hilltop, two Hindu temples are constructed the Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rock fort and the Thayumanaswami Temple, Rock fort dated around billion years ago.
The fort has witnessed fervent conflicts between Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur and Madurai Nayakas. The fort played a significant role during the Carnatic Wars by supporting to lay the foundations of the British Empire in India. The Rock fort was first built by the emperors of the Vijayanagara Empire and followed by the British Empire at the time of Carnatic Wars.
The rock is assumed as one of the oldest formations in the globe. It is 3.8 billion years, consistent with the old rocks in Greenland and others from the Himalayas, Quarts created in glass making, ceramics and feldspar found in this rock formation.
Apart from Ucchi Pillayar Temple and the Thayumanaswami Temple. Other attractive spots include the Madurai Nayak era fort and The famous Pallava-era Ganesha temple.
Highlight: Tiruchirappalli Rock fort is Trichy’s one of the prominent landmarks. It is one of the oldest construction in South India. Build by the Pallava Kings from the year 580 AD, Geologically the 83 m high rock. Top the hill there are Hindu temple ‘Uchi Pillaiyar Kovil” dedicated to Lord Vinayaka/Pillaiyar and Thayumanaswamy Temple. There are 180 steps to the Thayumanaswamy Temple Rock Fort.
Timing of temple: All day 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tripadvisor: 4 1/5 Stars
Level of Difficulty (Journey): Easy to Moderate