A very famous location situated in Tiruvannamalai, is believed to be built during some time around the thirteenth century by the Chola dynasty. The fort occupies an extent of 3 square kilometer area.
This Gingee Fort is a very rare architectural marvel designed and created by the Chola Kings. Gingee Fort is at a reach of 37 kilometers traveling east from Tiruvannamalai.The Fort holds a great deal of history being in the hands of many might emperors and rulers of different dynasties during different periods.
Most importantly it was under the control of the Vijayanagar King Krishnadevaraya. Later the Marathas were holding this fort for sometime. After this the Moghuls held control of this Gingee fort for a certain period.
Gingee fort was controlled for some time even by the French until it came under the control of the Britishers.
A memorable and a wonderful experience is guranteed visiting this Gingee Fort, taking you back to the historical period where great Kings and emperors ruled their dynasties.