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Tiruchirappalli, commonly referred as Trichy a Rock City, is situated on the banks of river Kaveri. Trichy has a fine blend of temples and monuments and is a great travel destination. The city has a Rock Fort which is about 83 meter in height and is about 3,800 million years old; it is considered to be older than the Himalayas.
Historic but also, majestic is the Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple with 21 Gopurams which is situated in Sri Rangam about 7 km from Trichy. The Raja Gopuram of this temple is considered to be largest in South India. Thus, a very popular Tourist attraction, besides pilgrimage center.
Trichy is considered as the geographical centre of the state of Tamilnadu and well connected by road to various neighboring states/cities. Major organizations and institutes of the city include BHEL, Golden Rock Railway Workshop, Cement factories, Research Institute for banana and leading educational Institute viz. National Institute of Technology etc.
Tiruchirappalli Airport is situated adjacent to NH-210 (Tiruchirappalli Pudukottai National Highway) and is very near to Central point of Tiruchirappalli city viz. 5 kms. Government / Private Town Buses are available within 5-10 minutes interval towards City. Two AC Coaches are available from Tiruchirappalli Airport to Srirangam, covering the major points in the City. Taxi services are also available round the clock from the Airport to reach various destinations. Trichy also has good rail network connecting to Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Madurai, Kanniyakumari, Thiruvanadhapuram, Howrah and other major cities.
In the state of Tamil Nadu which is also known as the State of Temples, Trichy is the only Airport other than Chennai which has International Flights for the past four decades. Annual domestic and international operations at Trichy Airport are 686 nos. and 1659 nos. respectively.
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