Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

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Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

It is also called as Ucchi Pillaiyar Kovil. It is in the heart of the city. This is a 275 ft tall Rock Structure. It is amazing to hear, this structure is one of the oldest and calculated close to million years old. There is a Cave temple cut out at the pinnacle is believed to have been built in 580 AD. The Temples of Lord Siva calledThayumanavasa Swami temple, Where the lingam is said to be projection of the rock itself and LordVinayagr [uchhi pillaiyar] is the attraction of this 350 steps rockfort. There are inscriptions in these temple that dates back to 3rd century B.C. At the foothills of the rock fort, a big & beautiful tank and a pavilion where the annual Float festival enthralls thousands of people. The Home of Robert Clive when he was in Tiruchi and the18th Century Church, now housing the popular St.Josephs’s College are the two important landmarks near this Tank.

 

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