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Vijayanagar Fort, Thanjavur

Vijayanagar Fort is one among the enchanting and supreme forts of South India. In the previous times, it had served the 'most powerful' kingdom of Vijayanagar and stands close to the mesmerizing Brihadeeswarar Temple. This fort was erected after the victory of the Raya clan over the Hoysala clan to safeguard the palace. At present, a major portion of the fort is in a ruined state but still has the charm to attract the tourists.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Vijayanagar Fort is known for its beautiful architecture that includes the beautiful carvings and engravings
2) It houses a huge watch tower that is carved in a serpentine manner. This tower was devastated many times due to battles or natural calamities. As the new authorities like the Marathas and Nayaks took over the control, they rebuilt the tower beautifully
3) The Thanjavur Palace, Sangeetha Mahal, Thanjavur Art Gallery, Siva Ganga Garden and, Saraswathi Mahal Library all lie within the fort
4) The pillar corridor is another attraction within the fort

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Vijayanagar Fort is a prime attraction in Tanjore and cannot be missed by an individual during a trip to the place. It welcomes the tourists on a large scale every day, including the foreign nationals. Excluding the harsh summers, the rest of the year is regarded as an appropriate time for paying a visit to Vijayanagar Fort.

 

Reaching There:-
Vijayanagar Fort is a well-known travel attraction in Tanjore and is visited by the numerous people. The most comfortable way to reach there is by hiring the service of the local buses and taxis. A small fee has to be paid at the entrance.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Tiruchirapally Junction
Nearest Airport- Tiruchirapally Airport

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