The extended historical background of Tiruchirapalli blesses the city with numerous temples and religious places. Rockfort Temple is undoubtedly the greatest landmark of the city. Rockfort temple complex is located on a rock which is acclaimed as the largest single rock existing on the planet. The visitors to the temple are welcomed by an ice chilly weather. The major highlights include Manikka Vinayakar Temple and Ucchi Pillayar Temple, both dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The Rockfort temple called Taayumaanavar Koyil Shivastalam and a royal palace are other attractions. It is a wonderful experience to have a fabulous view of River Cauvery and the city from the top of the rock.
Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha (the sleeping form of Lord Vishnu), Srirangam Temple located on Srirangam Island in River Cauvery is another popular tourist attraction. Constructed using Dravidian architectural style, it is a huge temple and considered as the prime temple of Lord Vishnu. Skyscraping gopurams (gateway towers), grand halls featuring beautiful sculptures and numerous shrines are the most significant features of the temple. The tallest of the towers is the second highest gopuram among the Hindu temples in Asia. Apart from these two temples, many other attractions like Jambukeshwara Temple, Kallanai Dam and Puliyancholai waterfall in and around Tiruchirapalli attract the tourists.