Trichy: a beautiful city on the banks of a river, where temples create the skyline
Tiruchirapalli, more commonly known as Trichy, is a popular city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Trichy is known for its old-world charm and glorious Dravidian temples, that bring about thousands of visitors every year. The city has a population of around 900,000 residents. Top attractions include Shri Vayalur Murugan temple and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Prepare to submerge yourself into the wonder of Tamil Nadu with cheap flights to Trichy available for a limited period of time! Trichy is home to Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ), located on a 25-minute drive from the city centre. Tiruchirappalli International Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Air Mauritius. There are no direct flights to Trichy, but popular connecting flights depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration is approximately 21 hours, 10 minutes.
Popular flights to Trichy
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Trichy
Trichy is adored for its numerous historical temples that pay respect to the gods of the Hindu religion, scattered across the city’s slopes and inner-city dwellings. Spend your days touring more than 18 temples!
Indulge in a total recall of the senses as you unwind in the spas and sacred getaways of this destination. Massage, meditation and unveiling your inner beauty are all part of the Trichy experience.
Culture & Tradition
With a history that dates back to 300 B.C, you can count on there being a strong cultural pull in the city. The people of the city carry their traditions proudly, and you can look forward to special cuisine and events that celebrate the Tamil way.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Indian Rupee (INR)
1 ZAR = 4.71 ZAR
Tamil / Hindi / English
Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ)
GMT + 5:30
Best time to visit Trichy
Summer in Trichy is a scorcher with hot days and nights. Expect daytime highs of up to 35 degrees Celsius during the month of March through to August. Travel gets a bit cooler during the monsoon season (September to November) with wet days in the mix, so make sure to wear a lightweight raincoat when travelling around the city. The best time to visit would be between December and April. The days are slightly cooler and the nights are a nice relief from the heat. The city’s main attractions are open all year, but are best visited in the early mornings when it is still cool.
Weather & Climate in Trichy
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall chance (mm) per month
Trichy is a melting pot of rich cultural heritage and tall temples that overlook the city’s wandering roads and alleyways. The city is the third largest in the region of Tamil Nadu, located in the south of India. The city has a way in moulding its ancient past with its modern skyscrapers, and melting the two together in a way that flows seamlessly. Take a stroll from the Rockfort Hill and take in a bird’s eye view of Kaveri River on the green and lush side of the city. Then, cross the river and enjoy the aroma of Trichy’s street food scene and visit the famous Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple and the colourful Thiruvanaikaval Temple, spanning 156 acres!
Trichy is also known as a shopping district with many markets to spend your Rupees on. The most popular, found on Chinna Kadai Street, will have you browsing through handmade woollen rugs, intricately made jewellery and wooden crafts.
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South African passport holders require a visa to visit Trichy, and any other destination within India. Applications can be done online or through VFS Global Application Centre. You need your original passport, two passport-sized pictures of yourself, your completed visa application form and a few more things.
Trichy is a safe city to travel within with special consideration for women. There are women-only train and bus carriages, accessible to both locals and tourists. There is a comfortable security presence in the streets across the various districts of the city and those who visit generally feel comfortable walking around after dark.
It is always important to check in with your doctor before any international travel. Make sure that your immunisations are up to date and while travelling throughout India, make sure to carry bottled water and try the various street foods with a bit of caution.