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(Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu)
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"Ancient yet Imposing"

This historic fort and temple complex is built on a 273-ft ancient rock. The fort has survived the test of time and has been a witness to fierce battles fought between different rulers. A temple dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva is a major highlight. The summit offers a picturesque sight of the surrounding area.

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Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

Tiruchirappalli Rockfort is a historic fortification and temple complex built on an ancient rock. It is located in the city of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. It is constructed on a 83 metres high rock that may date to over one billion years ago. There are two Hindu temples inside, the Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort and the Thayumanaswami Temple, Rockfort. Other local tourist attractions include the famous Pallava-era Ganesha temple and the Madurai Nayak-era fort. The fort complex has witnessed fierce battles between the Madurai Nayakas and Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, Carnatic region and Maratha Imperial forces. The fort played an important part during the Carnatic Wars, helping lay the foundations of the British Empire in India. The Rockfort is the most prominent landmark of the city.


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