Gingee (Senji) is a panchayat town in Villupuram district (erstwhile South Arcot district) in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest town with a railway station is Tindivanam, 28 km away and Thiruvannamalai, 39 km. Gingee is located between three hills covering a perimeter of 3 km. Gingee is famous for its Gingee Fort, a popular tourist attraction. The Kon dynasty laid the foundations for the Gingee Fort in 1190 AD. The fort was later built by the Chola dynasty in the 13th century. In 1638, Gingee came under the control of Bijapur Sultanate from Vijayanagar. In 1677, it was under the control of Maratha king Shivaji. In 1690, it came under the Mughals, when it became the headquarters of Arcot. It changed hands to the French in 1750, and then to the British in 1762. During this time, many sculptural aspects of Gingee were shifted to Pondicherry by the French. To visit Gingee fort, guides are available from archaeological office which is on the way to the fort. The office is open for visitors from 9:00 to 17:00. Wikipedia
Planning a vacation to Gingee in India? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Gingee is located at a short trip away from Puducherry a major city in India. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Puducherry for its bountiful attractions like Vivekananda House And Museum, Marina Beach, Fort St George on your trip to Gingee. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Pondicherry Airport. A vacation to Gingee can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.
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