Chettinad, Tiruchirappalli

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  • This is like a new world when you enter here. You can see the old culture still here. Not spoiled by the city culture. Old buildings with great architecture. Very tasty flavored foods. Old things that...  more »
  • the car is parked at the edge of a small wood, the sacred wood of Namana Samudram. In a deserted Sandy alley of hundreds of terracotta horses, pressed in compact rows, strong each damaged, stand guard. What a strange sight! A priest near the small altar, at the end of the alley, not a Brahmin but a Potter is responsible for ensuring this Sanctuary looks like a cemetery. We learn these potteries are divinity Ayyanar mounts and they are offerings to the villages God who protects the villagers of natural disasters and hunting the evil spirits that are the potters (hereditary load) priests who make them there is a festival with a procession of villagers bringing offerings terracotta I recommend this unusual tour
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  • This is a Palace built in 1912 by Raja Sir Annamalai CHETTIAR, a Native Zamindar of Chettinad, who started the famous Indian Bank and Annamalai University in Chidambaram. Its a family palace for their...  more »

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Where to stay in Tiruchirappalli

The main area to look for accommodations in Tiruchirappalli lies to the south of town. This district contains the majority of hotels in the city, as well as the main train and bus stations. Giving good access to such transport links, as well as some of the more popular restaurants in town, this district serves as a good option for those planning on staying just a short while, with the sights to the north all accessible by bus. If you're planning on staying for a little while, consider looking further to the north, where you'll find a number of guesthouses close to the temples and main bazaar.
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