Tiruchirappalli is also called Trichy or Tiruchi. It is the fourth-largest municipal corporation of Tamil Nadu. This place has come up as an important educational hub. Some of the most renowned government, autonomous and private institutions are located here. The significant industrial setups here are the Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Ordinance Factory Tiruchirappalli, Golden Rock Railway Workshops, and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. This place is also called the "Energy equipment and fabrication capital of India" because of the presence of energy equipment manufacturing industries. Trichy is also one of the cleanest cities of India. Software export of this region is worth around Rs. 262.1 million.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Tiruchirappalli International Airport is also known as Trichy International Airport, which is located 5 km from the city center. This airport received international airport status in October 2012. Some of the most popular airlines operating from here are JetKonnect, SpiceJet, Air India Express, Tigerair, Sri Lankan Airlines, and Air Asia. Popular destinations from here are Kochi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Colombo, Kuala Lampur, and Singapore.
A new terminal has been built at the airport recently, with an estimated cost of Rs. 80 crore. Some of the facilities available here are 6 Custom counters, 20 check-in counters, 16 Immigration Counters, 5 baggage X-ray scanners, 1 health officer counter, 2 security check units, 3 conveyor belts, 1 baggage-assistance counters, etc. Car rental services are also available from the Tiruchirapalli Airport.
More Information on Tiruchirapalli
Tiruchirappalli is spread over 146.90 sq km, and its population is 846,915. The languages spoken here are Tamil and English. The must-visit places in and around this city are:
- Kallanai Dam
- Rock Fort Ganapathi Temple
- Puliyancholai Falls
- Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple
- Samayapuram Amman Temple
- Vekkaliamman Temple
- St Joseph's Church
- Viralimalai Murugan Temple
- Mukkombu picnic spot
October to March is the best time to visit Tiruchirappalli.