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Visit Dindigul Fort

Overlooking a valley, Dindigul is a city in Tamil Nadu, located about 400 km away from Chennai. The city is home to Dindigul Fort, which is believed to be first built by the Nayakas of Madurai, in order to defend their country from the invading Mysore army. Later, it was rebuilt by Haider Ali and finally was captured by the British in 1790, who garrisoned it till 1860. Presently, the fort is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Overlooking a valley, Dindigul is a city in Tamil Nadu, located about 400 km away from Chennai. The city is home to Dindigul Fort, which is believed to be first built by the Nayakas of Madurai, in order to defend their country from the invading Mysore army. Later, it was rebuilt by Haider Ali and finally was captured by the British in 1790, who garrisoned it till 1860. Presently, the fort is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Few relevant information for visitors:

  • The fort is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Entrance fee is Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 100 for foreign tourists.
  • Free entry to children up to 15 years.

 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Historical
  • Altitude

    268 m above sea level
  • STD Code

    0451
  • Best Season

    September - March
  • State/Code

    Dindigul/624001
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil
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