Musiri is a small city located in the Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu. It rises to an average elevation of 82 metres. Once an ancient inland port site, it was formerly called as Musukundpuri: so named after a Chola king called Musukundan. Musiri also bears another name Pseudostomus- which means ‘having false mouths’. Musiri is famous for its large production of rice, sugarcane and bananas.
Places to Stay
Musiri offers a number of accommodations in and around the city. There are many budget friendly lodges near the old and new bus station of Musiri. A one night stay at these lodges is pretty reasonable (Tariff – Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000).
While Tamil is the main language used in Musiri, other languages like Kannada, Telegu and Hindi are also widely spoken.
Jallikattu is a bull catching festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Musiri and nearby villages during Pongal. Brahmotsava and Panch Prakaram are also celebrated annually in Musiri.Places to VisitMusiri is known for its ancient temples. Chandra Mauleeswara, Angaalamman temple and Maariyamman temple are the popular temples in Musiri. Trichi, Namakkal and Karur are the nearby places to visit.
How to Get There
Tiruchirapalli is the nearest airport to Musiri, which is at the distance of 34 km.
Tiruchirapali is the nearest railway station to Musiri, located at distance of 15.8 km.
Musiri is well connected by adjoining cities through roads. Regular buses and auto rickshaws ply within and outside Musiri. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include National Travels, Standard Travels and Diya Travels. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.