The fourth-largest city in the state, Tiruchirappalli, also called Tiruchi or Trichy, is a major tier II city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirappalli District.
Sits approximately at the geographic center of the state, Tiruchirappalli is located about 322 kilometers south of Chennai and 374 kilometers north of Kanyakumari. Ruled by the Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Pallavas, Nayak Dynasty, the Carnatic state, and the British, Tiruchirappalli’s reported history begins in the 3rd century BC.
Trichy also played a significant role in the Carnatic Wars (1746–1763) between the British and the French East India companies. Home to the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, one of India’s most prestigious engineering universities, the city is situated in central south-eastern India.
Erumbeeswarar Temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Agaya Gangai Waterfalls, Ranganathaswamy Temple, and Jambukeswarar Temple are some of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city.