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Constructed on an 83 meters high rock, the Rock Fort Temple is a historic temple complex, which houses two Hindu temples; namely the Ucchi Pillayar Temple and the Thayumanaswami Temple. The site serves as one of the most popular tourist destinations of the city. The fort played a major role during the Carnatic Wars, thus aiding British Empire to lay its foundation in India. Not just that, ever since its inception, the fort has stood witness to several wars from three eras; Nayak era, Carnatic Nawab Era and the British Era. Said to be one of the oldest foundations in the world, the rock is supposedly 3.8 billion years old i.e. even older than the Himalayas. The oldest part of this temple complex is a cave temple that was constructed by the Pallavas in 580 BC. It is a sight not to be missed when you are in Trichy.

Historical Context: The Rock dates back to Pallavas and Pandyas.
Pro Tip: The 83meter rock dates back to 1 billion year .

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