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Gingee Fort

Chidambaram, Villupuram District | Thindivanam to Thiruvannamalai Road, 25 km, Gingee, India
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“tamil nadu” (5 reviews)
“century ad” (2 reviews)
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Chidambaram, Villupuram District | Thindivanam to Thiruvannamalai Road, 25 km, Gingee, India
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a sprawling fort spread between three hills - Krishnagiri, Chandragiri and Rajagiri. Krishnagiri has the most to see with a mosque and two temples up in the hill. Rajagiri is the highest and thus the toughest to climb. Both of these have grannaries...More

1  Thank ChennaiRajaram
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Locally known as Rani Kottai is excellent monument to visit and needs a day of time to see it fully. Very good for photography (& Videography). But painstaking to reach the top. Once you reach, there is enough to enjoy. Locals say (& There is...More

Thank Traveller G
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

There are 2 fort complexes. While coming from Puducherry towards Thiruvannamalai, the Queens fort (smaller one) comes on the right and the bit further on a small left deviation comes the Raja fort (Rajagiri), which is bigger one and the complex housing the 7 storied...More

2  Thank aski_online
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This fort is related to many kings, many wars! This fort fought against many enemies before and withstand against them! Measure part of this fort is still stand unlike most of others! Great place for tracking, not much hard to climb. (Though when you look...More

Thank Ajinkya C
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

visited on 15.12.17. we climbed krishna giri first. it took 90 + 30 min to ascend and descend. rajagiri jus took 45+20 min. third one we did nt climb. may be someother day. plan for food and water . frankly no eatables allowed without stick,...More

Thank kuloth
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We climbed up to the fort at midday which probably wasn't the best idea considering the heat. In hindsight, we would probably have started about 9-10 am. There are several hundred steps, some uneven and hence care needs to be taken. No handrails are present...More

Thank Abhilash S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Gingee Fort also known as Chenji Fort, is one of the surviving forts in Tamil Nadu, India. Originally built in the 9th c AD by the local chieftains of the cowherd community- konars-, was modified by the Chola kings as a small fort, later fortified...More

2  Thank nilaseventy
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

nice place to spent time with adults and it gives a fun like rock climbing enjoyed he time spent there. need some stalls near

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you really want to climb the hill then climb...it s quite difficult...many monkeys are present..I saw a video in youtube which was very helpful for the trip... the title of the video was "Trip to Gingee Fort (Rajagiri Fort) | Full Trek Video |...More

Thank happyking112
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Gingee Fort is an amazing historic Fort that saw many many kings conquer it, defend it for years. This vast Fort is spread across over 14 sq.km area and has 3 main forts looking at each other. We climes one Fort that had over 600+...More

Thank Guruprasad B
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RajaVelu S
1 February 2018|
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Response from nila_aak |
From Salem , the distance is about 220 kms, roughly 3hrs 30 minutes. If you are engagig a hired vehicle ,the driver should knowing the rouute. If you are driving your own vehicle, you may get the route map from the... More
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pradeep k
20 December 2017|
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The fort is closed in the evening and no visitors allowed inside after sunser.
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