'Gingee Fort, Troy of the East

Although Gingee Fort in Tamil Nadu is not currently in danger, this beautiful architectural site is still off the beaten track for most tourists. Gingee Fort, also known... more 
'Gingee Fort, Troy of the East

Although Gingee Fort in Tamil Nadu is not currently in danger, this beautiful architectural site is still off the beaten track for most tourists. Gingee Fort, also known as Chenji or Jinji or Senchi, is one of the few surviving forts in Tamil Nadu. Called "Troy of East" by the British, it was initially built by the Cholas in the 9th century and later occupied by Vijayanagara Empire in the 13th century before passing on to the Nayaks, Marathas, Arcot Nawabs, Mughals, French and British masters.

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Fri, Apr 19, 2013 4:00 AM EDT