Trichy Rock Fort
The city Tiruchirapalli is called as Rockcity. That is because of the rockfort . This was built during the Vijayanagar Empire by Vishvanatha nayaka. The importance of this rockfort temple is that, it is the oldest sediment fossil rock than the rocks of Greenland and great Himalayas. Archeologists say that the age of his rock is about 3800 million years. There are 300 steps laid of rock to reach the top. The stone carving seen here and engraved letters are dated to 3rd century B.C. on the top of this at its peak a temple iscalled as uchipillayar koil is found.From that place one can have a hawk’s view and can seen the entire town down.
In the middle of this mountain a shiva temple is seen. The deity is Lord shiva in the name “Mathrubutheswara” or “Thayumanavar swamy” underneath this siva temple two pallava caves are seen with extrinsic sculptures of ancient tamilnadu belonging to 6th and 7th centuries. At the basement of this Rockfort temple the temple tank called Teppakulam is seen. The house near that tank was the place of residence of Robert clive during the British rule. The place is entirely a wealth of beautiful sculptures and marvelous carvings. A museum is also there which is kept open all the days from 8 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 3 pm.
Malaikottai Temple (Rockfort)