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Chennai- Chenji Tour Package


Gingee Fort

Gingee Fort

Gingee Fort also known as Chenji or Jinji in Tamil Nadu, India is one of the few surviving forts in Tamil Nadu, India, which is more popular for its temples than forts. So well fortified was this place that Shivaji ranked it as the "most impregnable fortress in India" and it was called the "Troy of the East" by the British.


The fort consists of three hills, connected by walls enclosing an area of 7 square kilometres (2.7 sq mi). It was built at a height of 800 feet (240 m), and protected by a 80 feet (24 m) wide moat. It had an eight-storeyed Kalyana Mahal (marriage hall), granaries, prison cells, a military gymnasium and a temple dedicated to its presiding Hindu goddess called Chenjiamman. The fortifications contain a sacred pond known as Aanaikulam. The walls of the fort are a mixture of the natural hilly terrain comprising the Krishnagiri, Chakkilidrug and Rajagiri hills, while the gaps were sealed with the main wall that measures 20 metres (66 ft) in thickness. There is a site museum at the entrance of the fort set up by the Archeological Survey of India containing sculptures.


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Kalyana Mandapam

Kalyana Mandapam

A panorama of the Kalyana Mahal besides just right centre of the Gingee fort. The Kalyana Mahal, perhaps the living quarters of the queens. Also the Gingee For had an eight-storeyed Kalyana Mahal (marriage hall), granaries, prison cells, a military gymnasium and a temple dedicated to its presiding Hindu goddess called Chenjiamman. The fortifications contain a sacred pond known as Aanaikulam.


Inside the Rajagiri Fort, the Kalyana Mahal Mohammed Khan Mosque Elephant tank Servants room and Royal Palace Magazine Gymnasium Granery Venugopala Swami Temple are located. In the top of the Rajagiri Fort, we have seen the Balaranganathar Temple Pond and Mandapa Kamalakanni Amman temple Ranganathar Temple Bell tower / Watch tower Cannon Draw Bridge. Around the Rajagiri Fort, we can see Architecture of Jumma Mosque Temple of Seven Maidens Funeral place of Desing Raja Chakkarai Kulam (Tank) Anjaneyar Temple Prisoners' well Chetty kulam (Tank) Venkataramana Temple Gate way of Pondicherry Sad-Ullah Khan Mosque Gate way of Vellore Temples of Lord shiva and Amman Shrine.


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Krishnagiri Fort

Krishnagiri Fort

Kapaleashwarar Temple is located in Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Nayanmars sing hymns in this temple. According to the Puranas, Shakthi worshipped Shiva, in the form of the Peacock, which is why the name Mylai was given to the area that developed around the temple, as 'Mayil' means Peacock in Tamil.The Pallavas kings built the temple around 7CE. The pallava Nayanamars built this temple.


The presiding God of this temple is a form of Shiva called Kapaleashwarar. The form of Shiva's wife Parvati at this temple is called Karpagambal (from the Tamil for "goddess of the wish-yielding tree"). Puranas have it that Lord Shiva was once telling Lord Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, about the creation of the three lokas but Lord Brahma did not agree with what Shiva said. Shiva got angry and plucked out one of Brahma's four heads. Brahma begged for forgiveness and was asked to perform penance at Mayilai (Mylapore) and then he asked Lord Shiva to take the name of Kapaleashwarar as Lord Shiva (eswarar) was wearing a necklace of skulls (kapala).


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Krishnagiri Dam

Krishnagiri Dam

Krishnagiri Dam is a dam located 7 km from Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu, India, between Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri which irrigates thousands of acres of land around Krishnagiri. Thousands of visitors visit Krishnagiri Dam each year. Majority come from Hosur/Bangalore or Chennai.


KRP (Krishnagiri Reservoir project) dam constructed in 1960's during the rule of the then Chief Minister Kamaraj located near the town, is a nice picnic spot. Nearby, Sayed Basha hills has a fort that was the fortress of the ruler, Tippu Sultan. Treks to the nearby hills/mountains as well as farm houses are located in the outskirts. The boat house is situated 8 km from the central bus stand. There are a variety of ancient temples in the vicinity of Krishnagiri. Nearby Ramapuram is the site of a 500 year old Rama Temple that draws many visitors each year. The Krishnagiri district has a various rock paintings and rock carvings of Indus Valley civilization and Iron Age seen in this district support the historical significance of this district.


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Garden at the Krishnagiri Dam

Garden at the Krishnagiri Dam

Krishnagiri Garden at the Krishnagiri dam in Krishnagiri District has a prehistoric importance. Archaeological sources confirm the presence of habitats of man kind during Paleolithic, Neolithic and Mesolithic Ages. Various rock paintings and rock carvings of Indus Valley civilization and Iron Age seen in this district support the historical significance of this district.


The eastern part of the district experiences hot climate and the western part contrastingly has a pleasant climate. The average rainfall is 830 mm per annum. March - June is the summer season. July - November is the Rainy Season and during December - February winter prevails. It basically has a mountainous terrain. The flatlands are irrigated by the South Pennar River. This district is elevated from 300m to 1400m above the mean sea level. Krishnagiri district is famous for Mangoes. Krishangiri district is also famous for the Granite Industry with quarries and processing units spread around the district. Hosur, one of the most industrialized places in the state is located in this district.


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