The rock Fort temple is an imposing structure built on a gigantic rock right in the middle of the town.The vijayanagara kings built it in the 14th century.400 odd steps lead you to the rock Fort Temple.There are flea markets at the base of the rock where you can buy temple offerings and other souvenirs.more
The largest temple site anywhere in India , the Srirangam is on a 600 Acre island formed by the Cauvery and the Kollidam rivers.The Ranganathar temple was built over many centuries ( the 11th to the 17th ) by the Vijayanagara Kings .Spend atleast three hours here to sink in the amazing variety of temple art and architecture on display here.The...more
This is another very large temple complex in Srirangam, about 2km east of the main Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. It was first built by Kocengannan (Kochenga Chola), one of the Early Cholas, around 1,800 years ago but the present complex dates from the 10th century. The temple is dedicated to the Vishnu deity, Jambukeswara, representing the element...more
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located in Srirangam, about 6km north of the city. It is among the most revered shrines dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu, in South India, and is the largest active Hindu temple complex in the world. The temple is built on an island in the middle of the River Cauvery and covers an area...more
Built in 1896 in the Gothic architectural style, this large church, located at a busy junction near the Rock Fort Temple within the St Joseph’s College complex, is a replica of the world famous Basilica of Lourdes, situated in southern France. The interior is lovely with some nice stained glass windows and altar pieces.more
In order to visit a few of the sights in Srirangam, I found a place on the southern road leading to the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple that hired bicycles. I hired one for a couple of hours for just Rs3 and cycled from the temple towards the river in order to visit the Ammamandapam and then east to the other large temple in Srirangam called the Sri...more
Favorite thing: The entrance to the Rock Fort Temple is quite easy to miss, which is what I did. Basically you need to look out for a small gopuram (blue temple tower with colourful stucco figures all over it). They'll then be a series of red and white steps that take you up to the summit through a small temple (see rather blurry second photo) and some stalls.