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13 Forts to explore in Tamil Nadu

Home to historic buildings, multi pilgrimage sites, hill stations, cultural arts, and three world heritage sites.

Danish FortTharangambadi, Tamil Nadu 609313, India

It was the second-largest fort built by the Danish. Fort Dansborg overlooks the breathtaking blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. We an explore and study about the Danish style of architecture from here.

Dindigul Rock FortDindigul Fort Temple, Muthalagupatty, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu 624001, India

A 17th-century hill fort built by Madurai Nayak situated in the top a hill. Historical place, architectural beauty.

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'.

Krishnagiri FortNear, New Bus Stand Road, New Housing Unit, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu 635002, India

This fort is perched on a hillock which can be accessed by a flight of stairs, it was built in the 16th century by Krishnaddevaraya. This fort has an important role in the history of Tamilnadu.

Manora Fort (மனோரா கோட்டை)Sarabendrarajanpattinam, Tamil Nadu 614723, India

Manora Fort principally adopts its name “Manora”, from the corresponding English word “Minaret”. From the nearest shore, the hexagonal tower, which is built within the fort, is an 8-storied building, which is about 23-meters tall, looking over the majestic Bay of Bengal.

Namakkal FortSalem - Namakkal - Trichy Rd, Thillaipuram, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu 637001, India

A retreat situated at the top of a hill. It takes around half n hr to ascend to the summit of the fort. It is one of the popular and safest fort in India.

Rajagiri FortNH 66, Gingee, Tamil Nadu 604202, India

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.

Ranjankudi FortPerambalur, Ranjankudi, Tamil Nadu 621115, India

A 17th-century fortress located in the Perambalur district. historically important fort having so many stories and architectural marvels.

RayakottaiRayakottai, Tamil Nadu 635116, India

One of the protected monuments of the Archaeological survey of India. This is built on a hillock which is higher than any other hillock in the vicinity.

Sankagiri FortUnnamed Road, VN Palayam, Sankari, Tamil Nadu 637301, India

This is a historical fort maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. It was built in the 15th century by the Vijayanagar empire. This was an important military base for Tippu sultan.

Thirumayam FortState Highway 210, Pudukkottai District, Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu 622507, India

A 40-acre wide ring fortress in the town of Thirumayam.The construction of the fort is of inferior quality as small blocks of stone were used along with bricks for the building of the fortification.

Vattakottai FortVattakkottai, Tamil Nadu 629401, India

This is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu built in the 18th century as a coastal defense fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore Kingdom.

Vellore FortFort Round Rd, Balaji Nagar, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004, India

This is a 16th-century fort in the city of Vellore. this fort was once the headquarters of the Aravidu dynasty.