Situated on the banks of the river Cauvery, Tiruchirappalli, popularly known as Trichy, has antiquity of centuries. During the Christian era, the place was a bastion of the Chola power. After that it came under the control of the Pallavas who ceded it the Pandyas. Trichy again became part of the Chola Empire in the 10th century AD.
Today, Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Apart from the fort, there are several churches colleges and missions dating back to the 1760s. With its excellent infrastructure facilities, Trichy will serve as a good base to see central Tamil Nadu.