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Rockfort is an ancient temple tunneled in oldest rocks and built as an fort. This engineering marvel belongs to 8th century AD built by Pallava Kingdom. The rocks are said to be 3800 years old (older than Himalayas).

You reach the top of this fort by climbing 417 steps (100 metres ) and can enjoy the panoramic view of the river cauvery and city of Trichy.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

Rockfort temple is in centre of the town and a landmark of its own.
You make a short climb, which may be little tiring but worth it. After halfway, you get refreshed by nice breeze flowing out of small windows cut through the walls of the fort.

At a fork, left is Thayumanaswamy temple and right is the way to top. Both are worth visiting.
Don’t miss the archeological sculptures on the way to top…

There is a Thayumanavar temple, is on the left when you climb the temple. It has brilliant painting and sculptures with a 1000 pillar mandapam.


Theppakulam Road, Trichy. Pincode : 622002 Trichy District, Tamil Nadu


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All Days- 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM

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