, also called Tiruchirapalli, is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirapalli District. It is positioned almost at the geographic centre of the state, being situated 322 kilometres south of Chennai
and 379 kilometres north of Kanyakumari
. There are a large number of energy equipment manufacturing units in and around the city which it why it is often referred to as the Energy equipment and fabrication capital of India.
A major road and railway hub in the state, Trichy
is served extensively by the state government-owned TNSTC buses, and auto rickshaws. Both intercity services and local transport to suburban areas are provided by the two key bus termini of the city. The city enjoys its strategic position at the confluence of two major National Highways NH 45 and NH 67. NH 45B, NH 210, and NH 227 also originate in the city, thus boosting its connectivity. When it comes to rail transport, Tiruchirapalli Junction is the second biggest railway station in the state and one of the busiest in India. There are also other railways stations in the city, connecting it to several prominent cities and towns in India. The Tiruchirapali International Airport lies 5 kilometres from the city centre, and it handles fivefold more international air traffic than domestic services, making it the only airport of India with this huge variation. Healthcare infrastructure is also well-developed in the city, primarily provided by government-run and private hospitals. The CSI Mission General Hospital is one of the oldest in the city, while Vasan Healthcare, a rapidly growing healthcare chain, has its base at Trichy
The thriving educational sector of the city, coupled with excellent road and rail transport facilities, has largely encouraged the growth of real estate in the city. Kumbakonam
, and Thillai Nagar
are some of the sought-after property locations in the city. Both buyers and investors are taking a keen interest in the realty market here owing to its well-developed infrastructure. The prices are also affordable, which further attracts end users from neighboring areas who are in search of quality homes at reasonable prices. The successful industrial units functioning here has created diverse job opportunities and attracted professionals from different parts of the country thus in turn, giving a boost to the real estate sector.
boasts of a number of exquisitely sculpted temples and fortresses, some of which are the Rockfort temples, the Ranganathaswamy Temple, the Jambukeswarar Temple, the Erumbeeswarar Temple, and others. Other significant landmarks of the city include the Nadir Shah Mosque, the Christ Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Chokkanatha Nayak Palace (which houses the Rani Mangammal Mahal), the Nawabs Palace, the Railway Heritage Centre, the Upper Anaicut, the Grand Anaicut, etc. An important educational centre, Trichy
is home to prestigious educational institutions such as the IIM Trichy
, Indian Institute of Information Technology Trichy
, NIT Trichy
, St. Josephs College, National College Bishop Heber College, Government Law College, and several others. The city also houses sources of entertainment including clubs, parks, theatres, malls, etc. Festivals such as Pongal, Bakrid, Eid-Ul-Fitr, as well as nationwide festivals are celebrated here with immense enthusiasm.