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Gingee Fort is a medieval palace, fort on a hill top near Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. Gingee town is well connected by train, bus and highways. There are many attractions on the hill top -water tank, scenic view of the country side, temple, granary etc., The fort has seen many wars from Shivaji to Aurangazed and it will be of interest to many history buffs.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 400 steps
Time Needed : 3-4 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 5:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Tropical Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Refreshments
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Tindivanam Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Chennai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH77
Nearest Landmark : Senji Bus Stop

It is one of the impregnable fort and is considered as Troy of the East. It was built between 3 hillocks with walls covering 13 kilometers with a height of 800 meters and protected by 24 meter wide and deep trenches. The total area enclosure are around 11 square kilometers.

The fort was originally built by Cholas in the 9th century as a small fort and later expanded by Hoysalas and Vijayanagara kings. The monument is now protected by Archaeological Survey of India.


Gingee. Pincode : 604202 Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu


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Open Hours

Weekdays – 9AM to 5PM
Weekends – 9AM to 5PM


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