During the rule of the British this town was called Trichnopoly. Today it is Tiruchirappalli or in short, ‘Trichy’. This city is situated on the banks of the Kaveri River. Tiruchirappalli is the fourth largest city in the state and it was a citadel of the early Chola rulers which later fell to the Pallavas kings. The Pallavas never really managed to retain control of this strategic city and lost it to the Pandyas several times. The struggle for power between the Pallavas and Pandyas continued till 10th century as the Cholas asserted and assumed rule for a long time.
The city is a fine blend of the traditional and the modern and the town developed was built around the Rock Fort. Apart from the fort there are several churches, colleges and missions dating back to the 1760s. This town is also called the Rome of the East because every Christian denomination has some kind of an establishment in this city. With excellent infrastructural facilities, Tiruchirappalli is a good base to see east and central Tamil Nadu. The city is 325 km from Chennai.
By Air - Tiruchirappalli has an airport.
By Bus - Tiruchi is well connected by road with important places of Tamil Nadu and Southern Cities.
By Rail - Tiruchirappalli is an important junction on the Southern Railway.