What stands as a historic structure today was once a ground for several battles and invasions. Today, these structures look like nothing has happened by they carry a bloody history and incredible tales that are interesting. Here is one such fort complex that has been a prominent place for several rulers of ancient India - the Gingee Fort Of Tamil Nadu.
Gingee Fort, also called as Senji Fort, is one of the beautiful forts in Tamil Nadu. This fortress is built across three hillocks in Villupuram district. It is said that earlier there was a mini fort constructed by Cholas but it was later revamped by the Nayaks.
Spaning over three hillocks, this fort has stood the test of times. Today, it is one of the popular tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu. The fortifications, temples and various other parts of Gingee Fort offers a lot to explore.
Shall we take a stroll around this beautiful destination and know more about the tales of its time?
Where Is Gingee Fort?
Gingee Fort is located in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is around 157 km from Chennai and 72 km from Pondicherry.
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History Of Tamil Nadu
A small fort was constructed during the time of Chola dynasty. Later, it was revamped by the Kurumbas (who ruled for sometime). The present structure was built by Gingee Nayaks in the 15th and 16th century.
Gingee Fort is spread across three hillocks named: Krishnagiri, Rajagiri and Chandrayanyug.
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Best Time To Visit Gingee Fort
October to February is the best time to visit Gingee Fort.
Attractions Of Gingee Fort
Gingee Fort is a huge fort with many attractions: Kalyan Mahal, Chenjiamman Temple, Anaikulam Pond, prisons, granaries, Kamalakkani Temple, watch tower, Ranganathar Temple, etc.
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Today, Gingee Fort is under the Archaeological Survey of India.