Dindigul Rock Fort - Tamilnadu
Dindigul Rock Fort, also known as Dindigul Malai Kottai, is a popular tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. The fort was built by the Madurai Nayak dynasty and was later occupied by many rulers, including the Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayak and the British. Exploring the fort allows visitors to delve into the past and gain insight into the historical significance of the area. The architecture of Dindigul Rock Fortress is truly fascinating as it is located on a rock approximately 280 feet (85 meters) high. It is a fine example of ancient Indian stone-cut architecture. The fort complex has many portions, including a temple, granary and water tank, all carved into the rock. Intricate carvings, detailed sculptures and impressive craftsmanship are truly amazing. Dindigul Rock fort is home to many ancient temples of religious importance. The most famous temple in the fort is the Lord Shiva Temple and Kottai Mariamman temple that attracts spiritual seekers from all round the world. One of the highlights of visiting Dindigul Rock Fortress is the beautiful panoramic view from the top of the hill. After climbing 350 steps to the top, visitors can enjoy the beautiful view. On a clear day, you can enjoy the views of the city, green fields, nearby hills and even see the famous Kodaikanal Hills from a distance. The peaceful place at the top of the castle provides the best place to rest and relax amidst the natural beauty.
How to reach Dindigul Rock Fort?
Madurai airport is the nearest to reach Dindigul Rock Fort. Drive from Madurai airport to Dindigul Rock Fort covers about 83 km.