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A fort that stands as a land mark

The town of Dindigul revolves around this central land mark. Walls are built to withstand wars from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coimbatore, India
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Interesting and provides good views over the city

An interesting fort to walk around which sits prominently on a hill overlooking the city. You get... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
James R
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Dindigul Village, Dindigul, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The town of Dindigul revolves around this central land mark. Walls are built to withstand wars from centuries ago, later used in British period by placing canons. What remains today is a central canon in testimony of the history. Did not find the climb worth....More

1  Thank DrValliappan
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The fort looks great from a distance, but there is nothing special inside. The view of the village from the top is more interesting than the fort itself. You can skip it if you do not have the time. It is more rewarding to wander...More

2  Thank Doron_J
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Weather in and around this place will be dry throughout the year. There will be extreme heat during summer which will cause dehydration. so don't forget to carry water bottle, fruits /toffees/sugar candies.

2  Thank hegdemy3
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It is also a great space for relaxing far from the busy streets.In this historic place, great scenery of the city can be seen. You would love to see the running train from the top of the fort. Atop the fort, there is an abandoned temple with...More

1  Thank Gowtham R
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

An interesting fort to walk around which sits prominently on a hill overlooking the city. You get some amazing views in all directions.

Thank James R
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The Fort is stunning from a distance and worth the climb. There are many shallow steps hewn from granite leading up (no hand rails) and you need good shoes, a hat and water and preferably go when it's cool. The climb takes about half an...More

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The Dindigul Fort or Dindigul Malai Kottai is a 17th-century hill fort, built by Madurai Nayak situated in the town of Dindigul in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The fort was built by the Madurai Nayak king Muthu Krishnappa Nayak in 1605. In...More

Thank praveenking20
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The historical tippu fort was not maintained. This is historical place and used for illegal activities. It is not good to visit with family now a days.

Thank Syed S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We used Dindigul only as a halt to our long journey from Rameshwaram back to Bangalore. We asked hotel reception for places to visit in Dindigul. Firs he made a face like there is nothing notable at the place. Then he said that there is...More

1  Thank prateekg286
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Its really a nice view from the top and the way to the top is really awsme. One of the place we must watch in dindigul.

Thank Ani53
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Udaya Shankar S
23 September 2018|
Response from Doron_J | Reviewed this property |
I did not count, but I'd guess it's between 150 to 300 steps. The climb is quite easy, and the top is not too high above the plateau. I'm not young too, 60 yo. Make sure you take a hat and water with you, it can be hot.