Gingee Fort

 

Overview

Gingee is a panchayat town in Viluppuram district.  which is located on the Thindivanam to Thiruvannamalai road about 25 km from Thindivanam. 160 kilometres  from the state capital, Chennai, and is close to the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Shivaji, the Maratha king, ranked it as the most impregnable fortress in India and it was called the "Troy of the East" by the British. 
Originally the site of a small fort built by the Chola dynasty during the 9th century AD, The Gingee Fort complex is on three hillocks: Krishnagiri to the north, Rajagiri to the west and Chandrayandurg to the southeast. The three hills together constitute a fort complex,
The fort, in modern times, is maintained and administered by the Archaeological Survey of India.The Kalyana Mahal is one of the most attractive ruins in the fort that is built in Indo-Islamic style. It consists of a square court, surrounded by rooms for the ladies of the Governors household. In the middle of this court, there is a 27-meter high square tower, built of stone. The tower has a pyramidal roof. The rooms in this tower are very similar to other Vijayanagar Nayaka buildings elsewhere.: The fortifications contain a sacred pond known as aanaikulam, Vekataramana Temple: Located to the west of the inner gate of the lower citadel, the temple contains a remarkable sculpture depicting Lord Krishna playing on the flute with is two consorts. This is the largest temple in Gingee, which was built by Muthiah Nayaka in 1550 AD. Another interesting feature in this temple is a finely polished, broad smooth slab found in front of the temple. The fort is one of the prominent tourist destinations in Villupuram district.
 
The history of Gingee Fort;
Gingee Under the,
Pallavas :- 600 A.D. to 900 A.D
Rule of Cholas :- 900 A.D. - 1103 A.D
Rule of Later Pandya, Pallava and Hoysalas :- 1014 A.D. - 1190 A.D
Konar Heritage : -1190 A.D. - 1330 A.D 
Rule of Vijayanagar Kings :- 1400 A.D
Rule of Muhammaadans:-1649 A.D. - 1677 A.D
Marathas:- 1677 A.D. - 1697 A.D
Rule of the Mughals:- 1700 A.D-1750 A.D
Rule of the Foreigners :- 1750 A.D.
 
Opening time,
All days of the week : 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Villupuram
Location
Gingee
Address
Gingee Fort, Gingee town, Viluppuram district, Tamil Nadu 605101,
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Nearest Bus Terminal
Gingee Fort
Nearest Railway Station
Villupuram Jn (VM)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
IN
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM
Open Year
from 1383 to 1780 AD.
Dedicated To
Cholas
Visiting Hours
All days of the week : 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

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