Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli

A monumental Hindu shrine dominating the Srirangam skyline Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is dedicated to an incarnation of Vishnu. Constructed in the ornately decorated Dravidian architecture, the temple remains one of the most significant shrines devoted to the Supreme God. Take your time to explore the seven prakharas, stretched out gloriously over 63.1 hectares (156 acres) and containing 21 magnificent towers. A bustling, colorful hub, the temple hosts festivals for almost 250 days of the calendar year, and as one of the largest religious complexes in the world, the site attracts pilgrims from across the globe. For Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and beyond, use our Tiruchirappalli road trip planning tool to get the most from your Tiruchirappalli vacation.
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  • This temple is the largest FUNCTIONING Hindu temple in the world. The largest temple in structure is Angkor Wat of Cambodia. Very happy and blessed to be here from the childhood. Boologa Vaigundam - f...  more »
  • A huge Tempel with many different entrances and nice view points! It’s better to book a guide, Partha was an amazing guide :)!  more »
  • This is a massive temple that sits astride the banks of the Cauvery River across from Tricky. It is a massive temple that one should not miss and is considered one of the holiest Vishnu temples in the...  more »
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  • Crazily cool for photography of ancient Tamil Nadu. Very satisfying spiritual visit. Loved the pillars, ancient architecture to the core. A paradise for photographers,and a religious visit. Overall sceneric and highly religious visit....
  • Great place for Worshiping the Lord Perumal. Nice maintenance and the temple is vast and audio guides are available for the facilities of pilgrims. Renovation works are being carried out in few mandapams.
  • Temple is poorly minted. Beggers all around, no cleaness, It opens only after 5.30am but public gathering starts from 4am. There is no police protection.. Well constructed temple by the great kings but current management is poor..
  • Like the peaceful and calm atmosphere of the area surrounding the main temple!!!There are many things that can be learn't if you like learning history as the temple was built thousands of years ago!!!!
  • One of the best temples of Tamil Nadu. Very low cost food with high quality... Positive vibes all around.

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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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