Day trip (hike) to Gingee/Senji Fort (Tamil Nadu)

One of the top touristy destinations to see in Pondicherry is the Gingee Fort. I visited this beautiful monument during my second trip to Pondicherry.

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Gingee/Senji Fort (Tamil Nadu)

Gingee Fort

Gingee Fort is also known as Senji Fort. It is a great fort to get some insights into the history of Tamil Nadu. The fort was owned by many dynasties including Cholas, Nayakas, Marathas and Mughals. And ultimately passing the ownership to the British Empire. The Fort is famous for its architectural design and has three citadels in three different directions.

Gingee/Senji Fort (Tamil Nadu)

How to get there?

The distance from Bangalore to Gingee Fort is approx. 240 kilometres. But one can take a bus from Pondicherry to Tindivanam (approx. 70 kilometres), which is the home for the fort.

Short hike

The fort is on top of a hill and is a trek for about 1 hour to reach the top. It is a steep trek.

Ensure to carry sufficient water and snacks.

Gingee/Senji Fort (Tamil Nadu)

Entrance fee & Timings

The fort has an entrance fee of INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for Foreigners. It is open every day throughout the year from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

Gingee/Senji Fort (Tamil Nadu)

My experience

I have always been fascinated with the way Forts are constructed. I love the history and the culture that they portray about a city or a place. It is mesmerizing to even think the way these Forts were visualized during those times and were constructed with so much detail.

So, I loved this fort. I loved the way it was built and the views it provided. A must visit when you are in Pondicherry next time.

Gingee/Senji Fort (Tamil Nadu)

Important Information

  • Be aware of the monkeys.
  • There is no food or stalls at the fort, so carry sufficient water and snacks.
  • Please do not litter or write on our monuments. This is our history and we need to protect it at any cost.
  • Carry your trash back and do not throw it on the hill or inside the fort.
Gingee/Senji Fort (Tamil Nadu)

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