Rayakottah - Tamilnadu


Rayakottai Fort, also known as Rayadurgam Fort, is a historical fort situated on a hill at an elevation of approximately 2,881 feet (878 meters). It is an architectural marvel and attracts tourists and history lovers from all over the world. The construction of Rayakottai Fort dates back to the 18th century, when it was built by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore. The main attraction of Rayakottai Fort is its unique blend of Dravidian and Islamic architectural styles. The fort's walls are made of granite and are adorned with carvings and sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses. The fort's main entrance is guarded by two large stone statues of lions, which are a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage. The fort offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the River Cauvery. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the landscape from the fort's ramparts, which are particularly stunning during sunrise and sunset.

How to reach Rayakottai Fort?

Salem airport is the nearest to reach Rayakottai Fort. Drive from Salem airport to Rayakottai Fort covers about 95 km.