It is located in the city of Tiruchirapalli, which is in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Trichy continued to be in their possession until the decline of the empire, after which it became a Vijayanagara stronghold. In the mid 14th century, the region was under the Delhi Sultanate, after Malik Kafur’s raid on South India. They were ousted and the region came under the control of Vijayanagara Empire. During the early part of the 16th century, the region came under the control of Madurai Nayaks, who were the earlier governors of Vijayanagara Empire. However, it was under the Nayaks of Madurai that Trichy prospered in its own right and grew to be the city that it is today. The Nayaks of Madurai constructed the Rock Fort Temple Lake along with major walls as foundations, establishing the town as a trading city and later, their capital. The fort palace also witnessed the transfer of power from Queen Meenakshi to Chanda Sahib, as he ruled in conjunction with the French alliance. He lost this command when his uncle, the Nawab of Arcot along with the British, seized the fort after the Carnatic wars. This enabled the British to gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu and later South India. The fort, in modern times, is maintained and administered by the Chennai Circle of the Archaeological Survey Of India. The fort is one of the prominent tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu.