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Attractions to explore near Gingee Fort

Gingee Fort
Gingee FortNH 66, Gingee, Tamil Nadu 604202, India

The Maratha king Shivaji ranked this fort as the "most impregnable fortress in India" and it was called 'the troy of the East'.

Nearby Attractions

Rajagiri Fort
Rajagiri Fort0.42 KMs away from Gingee Fort

A fort built in 1200 AD. It is made up of saffron and BlackRock. Currently, the fort includes a Magazine, gymnasium, palace site, audience hall, stable, clocktower, granary, treasury, etc.

Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple
Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple35.69 KMs away from Gingee Fort

This is one of the renowned temples of Tamilnadu with its architecture and history. This temple is located in the foothiills of Arunachaleswar hills.

Virupaksha Cave
Virupaksha Cave36.32 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Virupaksha Cave located in Thiruvannamalai was the abode of the saint Virupaksha Deva in the 14th century. It is believed that saint Virupaksha spent most of his life in this cave.

Arunachala Hill
Arunachala Hill36.80 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Mountain, Spiritual way, Trekking, viewpoint, nature etc.

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple
Ulagalantha Perumal Temple37.83 KMs away from Gingee Fort

A Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu constructed in the Dravidian style architecture. Historically important place having so many beautiful structures and a serene surrounding.

Thiruvakkarai Fossil Wood Park-Geoheritage site

This is a notified national Geo -heritage monument maintained by the Geological Survey of India. The park contains petrified fossil woods approximately 20 million years old.

Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Varadharaja Perumal Temple45.10 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Varadharaja Perumal Temple in the South Indian union territory of Puducherry, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It is located heritage town region of the city. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is a storehouse of Chola architecture.

Parvathamalai Top
Parvathamalai Top50.56 KMs away from Gingee Fort

A hilltop location, viewpoint . There is a temple dedicated to Shiva and this place is vested with a lot of spiritual power.

Auroville Mothers Earth Temple
Auroville Mothers Earth Temple52.57 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Matrimandir is an edifice of spiritual significance for the practitioners of Integral Yoga,

Ousteri lake
Ousteri lake56.89 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Ousteri lake is one of the famous wetlands of Asia. This is the most freshwater lake in the union territory of Pondicherry. If you are looking for a place for a nice evening stroll, this lake is the best option. You can also see a lot of birds here, during the months of March and October. There is a chance to get a boat ride costing rs. 100 per person from the boating point near the lake. It is also called as Osudu Lake. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Pondicherry.

Auro Beach
Auro Beach57.13 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Auro beach is great place to enjoy the cool waters and calming breeze. As with the Serenity beach, this is comparatively less crowded than the other beaches of Pondicherry. Even the ride towards the beach is amazingly peaceful with trees providing a cool shade. Although is beach is not very clean, it is still flocked by many locals, especially youngsters. Numerous people can be seen taking evening walks and enjoying the mesmerizing view of the sunset.

Serenity beach
Serenity beach57.60 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Serenity Beach as its name suggests is a tranquil spot along the Bay of Bengal. Beautiful and scenic, the name is very apt for this beach. Bathed in warm golden sand with a trail of rocks leading to the sea, it is perfect for calm days.

Botanical Garden Pondicherry
Botanical Garden Pondicherry58.45 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Featuring six gorgeous fountains, a large aquarium with ornamental fishes, Japanese rock, dancing fountain and a beautiful children's train, the Botanical Garden of Pondicherry is truly an unmissable attraction. Established in the year 1826 by C.S. Perrotet, this 22-acre park is located favourably near the southern entrance of Pondicherry's New Bus Stand. Over 1500 species of plants populate this park – some of which are indigenous to the region and some brought from other parts of the world.

Mahakavi Bharathiar Memorial Museum Cum Research Centre

Bharathiar Memorial Museum cum Research Centre located at Puducherry was established commemorating the renowned Tamil poet and freedom fighter Subramanya Bharathiyar, popularly entitled the sobriquet "Mahakavi", literally the supreme poet. The museum was established in the very abode of Bharathiyar, where the poet took refuge from the ruling British Raj, from 1908 to 1918, when Puducherry (erstwhile Pondicherry) was governed by the French regime.

Marakkanam Salt Pans
Marakkanam Salt Pans58.74 KMs away from Gingee Fort

This is a famous salt pan in India. Largest salt production happening next to Tuticorin in every year.

Sathanur Dam
Sathanur Dam58.77 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Sathanur Dam is formed by Sathanur Reservoir, one of the major dams in Tamil Nadu. It is constructed across the Thenpennai River also called as Pennaiyar River in Thandarampet taluk among Chennakesava Hills.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Pondicherry
Immaculate Conception Cathedral Pondicherry58.92 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is the cathedral mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore. It is located in the Union Territory of Puducherry. It is also known as "Samba Kovil", which is a phonetic corruption of "Saint Paul’s Kovil" where "Kovil" means church.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Sri Aurobindo Ashram59.04 KMs away from Gingee Fort

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community ashram located in Pondicherry, in the Indian territory of Puducherry. The ashram grew out of a small community of disciples who had gathered around Sri Aurobindo after he retired from politics and settled in Pondicherry in 1910. On 24 November 1926, after a major spiritual realization,

The Sacred Heart Basilica
The Sacred Heart Basilica59.12 KMs away from Gingee Fort

The Sacred Heart Basilica situated on the south boulevard of Pondicherry in Puducherry, India, is an oriental specimen of Gothic architecture. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church. In recent years it has become one of the famous pilgrimage spots for Christians.

Raj Nivas
Raj Nivas59.21 KMs away from Gingee Fort

Raj Niwas is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. It is located in Puducherry's capital city of Pondicherry. The present lieutenant governor of Puducherry is Dr. Kiran Bedi. Once it was the official residence of the French Governors.