Fort, Tirumayam

Being one of the top tourist destinations, Tirumayam Fort is a site of great historical significance. Known for receiving huge tourist traffic throughout the year, the Fort is symbolic of India's rich heritage and cultural beliefs. Often addressed as Oomayan Kottai, the Fort is representative of history which dates back at least 300 years. Standing high on rugged rocks and boulders, Tirumayam Fort is famous for its aesthetics and architectural brilliance. Located on the Pudukottai road in Tamil Nadu, the Fort has three entrances in three directions - the north, south and east. All these entrances are dedicated to the shrines of deities of religious and historical importance, Hanuman, Sakthi, Ganapathi and Karuppar. Around the lower wall of the Fort there is a moat, and on top of a rock, there is a bastion with a canon of British origin. Also, a natural pond situated to the south of this platform reflects peace and harmony. In addition, three rock-cut temples are located on the southern slope of the Fort, out of which two are dedicated to Lord Siva and the third to Lord Vishnu. Tourists can capture the excellent view of the Tirumayam Fort and can explore the monument for its historic and religious relevance.

About Fort, Tirumayam

Being one of the top tourist destinations, Tirumayam Fort is a site of great historical significance. Known for receiving huge tourist traffic throughout the year, the Fort is symbolic of India's rich heritage and cultural beliefs. Often addressed as Oomayan Kottai, the Fort is representative of history which dates back at least 300 years. Standing high on rugged rocks and boulders, Tirumayam Fort is famous for its aesthetics and architectural brilliance. Located on the Pudukottai road in Tamil Nadu, the Fort has three entrances in three directions - the north, south and east. All these entrances are dedicated to the shrines of deities of religious and historical importance, Hanuman, Sakthi, Ganapathi and Karuppar. Around the lower wall of the Fort there is a moat, and on top of a rock, there is a bastion with a canon of British origin. Also, a natural pond situated to the south of this platform reflects peace and harmony. In addition, three rock-cut temples are located on the southern slope of the Fort, out of which two are dedicated to Lord Siva and the third to Lord Vishnu. Tourists can capture the excellent view of the Tirumayam Fort and can explore the monument for its historic and religious relevance.

Outstanding Universal Value

Constructed by the Raja of Ramnad in 1687, Vijaya Raghunatha Sethupathi, Tirumayam Fort was an important stronghold of rebel chieftains in the Polygar Wars. Tirumayam Fort is popular as one of the largest rock inscriptions in Tamil Nadu. These inscriptions date back to the reign of Maravarman Sundara Pandya II, Jatavarman Veera Pandyan III and Jatavarman Parakrama Pandyan. The fort also served as a place to hide for famous freedom fighters Veerapandiya Kattabomman and his brother Umaiturai. It is not only symbolic of the glory attained by such heroic figures but is also emblematic of their courage and power.

Monument Information

Address

State Highway 210, Pudukkottai District, Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu 622507

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Tiruchirappalli International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Pudukkottai railway station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus

Opening Hours

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

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 30 °C, Minimum: 25 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 45 °C, Minimum: 25 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 15°C, Minimum: 10 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season(November to 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