Thirumayam Fort, Tamilnadu

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If you are travelling from Trichy to Karaikudi (Pudukkottai-Karaikudi Highway), it is hard to miss the fort that makes its appearance in the town of Thirumayam. It is a small but impressive fort which can be visited if you driving on the highway or visiting Chettinad area.

A pond at the base of Thirumayam fort


The fort was constructed in 1687 by a local chieftain. It is now renovated and maintained by ASI. A small garden is maintained at the entrance of the fort. ASI charges a small entrance fee for the fort. 

Entrance to the Thirumayam fort


It is a very short walk in the fort. One can easy reach the top of the fort within 10 – 15 minutes. The rock cut steps can pose challenges for elderly people. An interesting point on the way to the top is a huge rock precariously placed.

Rock cut steps


On top of the fort is a bastion with a cannon mounted on top of it. It is a British construction. A nice view of the surrounding area can be seen from the top of the bastion. 

Bastion at the top of the fort


View from the bastion


There are few rock cut temples in the fort. There is also a rock cut cell with Shiva linga. 

Tanu climbing the ladder to reach the rock cut temple


It would not take more than an hour to visit the fort. A nice short detour for people driving on the highway.

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  2. srikanth manjunath

    Nice Article…fort looks very beautiful…and the pictures in your eyes..awesome man…nice writeup Aravind

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