Gingee Tourism

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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.

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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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Facts and Stats for Gingee*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gingee

    Know the pollution level of Gingee before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • Gingee: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gingee for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gingee.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Gingee - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gingee

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gingee

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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