The Sankagiri fort is located at a distance of about 30 km away from Salem. The fort is famous for its historical significance. Located on the Sankagiri hill, this fort is about 40 feet tall. The temple also houses 10 compound walls, several temples and mosques and platforms. The temple has several historically significant items such as weapons, pistols and jewels of Tipu Sultan and Theeran Chinnamalai who occupied this fort.
Theeran Chinnamalai was also hanged in this fort on the day of Aadi Padhinettu. After his death, the fort was occupied by the British, and it became their headquarters. One can also visit the St Anthony’s church on the way to this fort. The fort is a must visit for people interested in the history and architecture of the region.