Fort, Dindigul

Muthu Krishnappa Nayak, a Madurai Nayak ruler, built Dindigul Fort. The structure is 270 metres tall and almost 3 kilometres in circumference. At the time of its construction, it contained a total of 48 rooms that housed soldiers, commanders, and prisoners of war. There were also kitchens, stables, and meeting halls for military leaders. Perched on a sheer rock face, the fort and its surroundings are intimidating and breath-taking in equal parts. Its location atop a 380 metre hill affords a magnificent view. On the other hand, the southern portion has never had the need for man-made protection simply because of its steepness. At the time of its establishment, cannons were installed at regular intervals along with other powerful ammunition. Furthermore, as a countermeasure against enemy attacks, Dindigul was built as a double-walled fortress. Secure storage facilities were built to stow away extra reserves of guns and artillery. And not only were they built to withstand man-made threats, but also ward off natural threats such as rainwater. On the other hand, since no resource was to go to waste, reservoirs were built in to harvest rain water. As a military installation, Dindigul was not only built to withstand fierce enemy attacks, but displays architectural skill and deftness.

About Fort, Dindigul

Muthu Krishnappa Nayak, a Madurai Nayak ruler, built Dindigul Fort. The structure is 270 metres tall and almost 3 kilometres in circumference. At the time of its construction, it contained a total of 48 rooms that housed soldiers, commanders, and prisoners of war. There were also kitchens, stables, and meeting halls for military leaders. Perched on a sheer rock face, the fort and its surroundings are intimidating and breath-taking in equal parts. Its location atop a 380 metre hill affords a magnificent view. On the other hand, the southern portion has never had the need for man-made protection simply because of its steepness. At the time of its establishment, cannons were installed at regular intervals along with other powerful ammunition. Furthermore, as a countermeasure against enemy attacks, Dindigul was built as a double-walled fortress. Secure storage facilities were built to stow away extra reserves of guns and artillery. And not only were they built to withstand man-made threats, but also ward off natural threats such as rainwater. On the other hand, since no resource was to go to waste, reservoirs were built in to harvest rain water. As a military installation, Dindigul was not only built to withstand fierce enemy attacks, but displays architectural skill and deftness.

Monument Information

Address

Dindigul Fort Temple, Muthalagupatty, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu 624001

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Cochin International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Dindigul Junction
  • Nearest Bus Station : Vani Vilas Bus Stop

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 30.0°C Minimum: 24.7°C

    Summer : Maximum: 34.0°C Minimum: 27.8°C

    Winter : Maximum: 28.5°C Minimum: 24.1°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October-March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Dr. A.M.V. Subramanyam
  • Phone: 044-25670396
  • E-mail: circlechennai.asi@gov.in

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax