Rock Fort Temple, Tiruchirappalli

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Geologic Formation Religious Site
Climb to the top of a large formation to explore Rock Fort Temple. The temple, cut from the rock itself and originally built in the seventh century, offers amazing views of the surrounding city. It remains a site of religious importance, and even features in some local religious tales. Prepare yourself for a climb up the steep steps to the temple, with a high enough gradient to make it difficult for elderly travelers. Once you've reached the top, take some time to view the city from above. Add Rock Fort Temple and other attractions to your Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary using our Tiruchirappalli family vacation planner.
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  • The name itself describes the importance of this temple. Here Lord Shiva is believed to bless his deity as a caring mother ( Thai - Mother, Anavar - being). As per our mythology a woman in a family wa...  more »
  • Very good and neat temple, mid way to the Uchi Pillayar. Here is where Lord Shiva took the form of a Woman and helped a pregnant woman for safe delivary. Thus the name Thaiymanavar - ie a the Lord who...  more »
  • We went for an early morning darshan. The crowd was very less. The climbing of steps is an enjoyable experience. From the top, we can have a beautiful view of the city. Sat on the steps for some fresh...  more »