Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, Tiruchirappalli

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Tiruchirappalli Rockfort, locally known as Malaikottai, is a historic fortification and temple complex built on an ancient rock. It is located in the city of Tiruchirappalli, on the banks of river Kaveri, Tamil Nadu, India. It is constructed on an 83 metres (272 ft) high rock. There are two Hindu temples inside, the Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort and the Thayumanaswami Temple, Rockfort. Other local tourist attractions include the famous Pallava-era Ganesha temple and the Madurai Nayak-era fort. The fort complex has witnessed fierce battles between the Madurai Nayakas and Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, Carnatic region and Maratha Imperial forces. The fort played an important part during the Carnatic Wars, helping lay the foundations of the British Empire in India. The Rockfort is the most prominent landmark of the city.
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  • Climbed up 350 steps up the hill to have Darshan of the Ganapathi Temple popularly known as Rockfort Temple. The view of the Tiruchirapalli Town and nearby towns from the top of the Hill was worth...  more »
  • This is great venue for Lord Ganesha temple. Perched on top of a hillock with phenomenal view of Trichy and Cauvery river , this perhaps, is the highest Ganesh temple ever visited by me. The climb up....  more »
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