Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) is a prominent city for art and culture in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with several tourist attractions in the neighbourhood. Trichy has a rich cultural heritage, which dates back to more than 1000 years. Trichy is also the home to Grand Anicut, the fourth oldest dam in the world that was constructed in the 2nd century AD as well as the Rockfort.
The geographic location of Trichy makes it easy to visit prominent tourist attractions that includes World Heritage sites of Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram, natural escapades of Coutrallam Falls and Kanyakumari, hill stations at Munnar, Kodaikanal and Ooty, and the exotic Indo French enclave of Pondicherry. In addition, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, and Chennai connected by air makes it easy to explore the rest of the country. Trichy is also well connected to international destinations like UAE, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka with direct non-stop flights on daily basis.
Tiruchirappalli experiences a tropical savanna climate—designated “Aw” under the Köppen climate classification—with no major change in temperature between summer and winter. The climate is generally characterised by high temperature and low humidity. With an annual mean temperature of 28.9 °C (84.0 °F) and monthly average temperatures ranging between 25 °C (77 °F) and 32 °C (90 °F), the city is the hottest in the state. The warmest months are from April to June, when the city experiences frequent dust storms. As of November 2013, the highest temperature ever recorded in Tiruchirappalli was 43.9 °C (111.0 °F), which occurred on 2 May 1896; the lowest was observed on 6 February 1884 at 13.9 °C (57.0 °F).
The high temperatures in the city have been attributed to the presence of two rivers—Kaveri and Kollidam—and the absence of greenery around the city. As Tiruchirappalli is on the Deccan Plateauthe days are extremely warm and dry; evenings are cooler because of cold winds that blow from the south-east. From June to September, the city experiences a moderate climate tempered by heavy rain and thundershowers. Rainfall is heaviest between October and December because of the north-east monsoon winds, and from December to February the climate is cool and moist. The average annual rainfall is 841.9 mm (33.15 in), slightly lower than the state’s average of 945 mm (37.2 in). Fog and dew are rare and occur only during the winter season.