Forts in Tamil Nadu

Forts in Tamil Nadu

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  • Type: Fort
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Vattakottai Fort, Kanyakumari
Rank 37
Ranked 37 of 1927
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Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 11 Reviews
Vattakottai Fort is one of the chief tourist attractions of Kanyakumari. Vattakottai Fort or the circular fort is located about 6 km to the north-east of Kanyakumari town, in Agasteeswaram taluk.   Vattakottai Fort, built in the 18th century, was the last one in a... Read More »
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  • Type: Fort
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Dindigul Rock Fort, Dindigul
Rank 186
Ranked 186 of 1927
Average Rating
6.4 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Dindigul Rock Fort, a historical fort measuring 280 ft in height, is situated near the main town of Dindigul. The fort was constructed by Naik king Muthu Krishnappa Naicker in 1605. Read More »
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  • Type: Fort
Gingee Fort, Thiruvannamalai
Rank 205
Ranked 205 of 1927
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Gingee Fort, which is also known by the name of Chenji Fort, is the only ancient fort that still stands in the region of Tamil Nadu. Located in the district of Villupuram, the fort was also referred to as the ‘Troy of the East’ by the British. Reference of the fort... Read More »
Vellore Fort, Vellore
Rank 218
Ranked 218 of 1927
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
10 Ratings & 5 Reviews
The Vellore Fort, formerly the headquarters of the Vijayanagara Empire, is a large 16th-century fort in Vellore. The administration of this fort passed from the Vijayanagara kings to the Bijapur Sultans. From them, this fort went into the hands of the Marathas and then to the... Read More »
"Best place to visit in the west Tami..."2 months ago "Vellore"Oct 20, 2017
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  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
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St. George Fort, Chennai
Rank 293
Ranked 293 of 1927
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Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 4 Reviews
St. George Fort is an important historic monument in Chennai. Located on Rajaji Salai in Chennai, Fort St. George is named after St. George who is believed to have preached in Chennai.   St. George Fort was built by the British East India Company in the year 1640.... Read More »
"Best museum"Mar 28, 2016 "government servants are available"Oct 16, 2014
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  • Type: Fort
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Teepu Sultan Emperor Fort, Dindigul
Rank 410
Ranked 410 of 1927
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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  • Type: Fort
Fort St. David, Cuddalore
Rank 447
Ranked 447 of 1927
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Fort St. David, located in the town of Cuddalore, was a British Fort. This fort was bought from the Marathas in 1690 by the British East India Company. The fort became the British headquarters for Southern India in 1746, and in 1756, Robert Clive was the governor of Fort St.... Read More »
"Secret pathways"Oct 5, 2013
Rock Fort, Namakkal
Rank 468
Ranked 468 of 1927
Average Rating
5.3 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 1 Review
Rock Fort is situated at the top of the hill at an elevation of 75 m. The fort is a retreat and within the fort is a temple and mosque that attract thousands of devotees. The procession around the hillock known by Girivalam, is very popular and devotees come to seek blessing... Read More »
Udayagiri Fort, Kanyakumari
Rank 526
Ranked 526 of 1927
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Average Rating
4.9 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Located at a distance of 14 km from the town of Nagercoil at Puliyoorkurichi on the Thiruvananthapuram – Nagercoil National Highway, Udayagiri Fort stands as a remnant of the historic Travancore power. Udayagiri Fort is an ancient fort which was constructed in 1600... Read More »
"A symbol of pride"Feb 10, 2014 "Well-maintained"Oct 28, 2013
  • Type: Fort
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Droog Fortress, Coonoor
Rank 573
Ranked 573 of 1927
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 2 Reviews
"For Adventure Lovers"Jun 8, 2016 "Takes you to the past"Feb 21, 2015
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  • Type: Fort
Vijayanagara Fort, Thanjavur
Rank 600
Ranked 600 of 1927
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Vijaynagara Fort is one of the popular historic monuments in Thanjavur. The fort, built in early 1550 AD, is located at a distance of 2 km towards the North East of Brihadeshwar temple or the Big temple. The Nayak king Vijay Raghav constructed a part of Vijaynagara Fort... Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Kattabomman Memorial Fort, Tuticorin
Rank 611
Ranked 611 of 1927
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Just 18 km from Tuticorin, Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Dutch Fort, Covelong
Rank 661
Ranked 661 of 1927
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Average Rating
7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating
The ancient Dutch Fort, one of the most frequented tourist spots in the region of Covelong, was built by the Dutch. The ruin of the fort, which was built by The Dutch East India Company is one of the preferred sightseeing attractions of the small hamlet. Along with the... Read More »
  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
Panchalamkurichi Fort Kattabomman Memorial Fort, Thiruchendur
Rank 776
Ranked 776 of 1927
Panchalamkurichi Fort or the Kattabomman Memorial Fort is a famous historic attraction situated in the vicinity of Thiruchendur, at Salikulam. As per legends the fort was built in the 18th century by the famous Panchalamkurichi King Veera Pandya Kattabomman, a... Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Fort Dansborg, Tranquebar
Rank 781
Ranked 781 of 1927
Fort Dansborg, the 17th century Danish Fort, was built immediately after the arrival of the Danish trading expedition in India. It was the result of a treaty signed between the Danish East Indian Company and Nayak Raghunatha in Thanjavur in 1620. Till the end of the 17th... Read More »
  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
Sankakiri Fort, Salem
Rank 798
Ranked 798 of 1927
Average Rating
7.0 / 7 1
2 Ratings
The Sankakiri Fort is one of the historical attractions of Salem, situated 30 km away from the city. This fort is located on the Sankakiri Hills, at a height of 40 ft. This fort has 10 compound walls, 5 temples, 2 mosques and 6 platforms. The significant items present at this... Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Dutch Fort, Nagapattinam
Rank 809
Ranked 809 of 1927
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The Dutch fort located at Tranquebar belongs to the 17th century and it is at a driving distance from the region of Nagapattinam. This fort is an example of ancient Danish structure that was constructed in the year 1620. Even today, this fort is considered to be the finest of... Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Danish Fort, Poompuhar
Rank 871
Ranked 871 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
The Danish Fort was built in 1620 AD in the Danish architectural style. This fort displays many decorations and carvings, which are still seen in very good condition. Presently, this fort is under the control of Tamilnadu Archaeological Department, which has also added an... Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Dutch Fort, Muttukadu
Rank 942
Ranked 942 of 1927
Dutch Fort, situated in Covelong, was constructed by the Dutch East India Company. There are numerous villas, seashore huts and sea view cottages located near the ruins of the ancient Dutch Fort. Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Namakkal Dhurgam Fort, Namakkal
Rank 1025
Ranked 1025 of 1927
Namakkal Dhurgam Fort is on the peak of Namagiri and this fort is built by Ramchandra Nayaka. This place is also includes the ruins of Vishnu temple. The fort covers an area of one and a half acres of flat surface and it is reachable from the southwest by a flight of narrow... Read More »