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. Put Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple into our Tiruchirappalli trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tiruchirappalli.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is a huge Temple, li visited in 45 minutes with a local guide, too little. There were many events that took place while we were there (ceremony for newly married persons and an auction of sari). There is a celebration in January/February, probably the best time to visit this temple
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is stunning temple. We would be mesmerized by looking at the temple architecture. We need entire day to cover the temple. Cons: Look too much money minded. free darshan will take 5+ hours where 2...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Wow, what an architectural wonder... must experience this in person...try this place in the morning...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    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....
  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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..
  • July 16, 2017
    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!!!!
  • July 16, 2017
    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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