Private Day Tour: Gingee Fort - Troy Of The East From Chennai

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From $221.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Chennai, Chennai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit Gingee Fort, one of the most impregnable forts of India that was dubbed as the 'Troy of the East' by the British. The fort was originally built by the Chola dynasty in the 9th century A.D. and later expanded by the Vijayanagar Empire in the 13th century A.D. The Fort is situated around 100 miles from the city of Chennai and can be reached in 3 hours by road.

• 80 feet wide moat of the fort
• Three citadels on three hilltops
• Seven storied Wedding Hall

What's Included

02 bottles of mineral water per person

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Local English speaking guide

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Visiting hours are from 09.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m. Entry to Climbing hill stop is 03:00 pm.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Gingee Fort
You will be picked up from your hotel in Chennai and driven to the hilltop fort of Gingee.

The fort has three citadels that are located on three hillocks. Each citadel is a self-contained unit. An eight mile long wall runs around the fort that is protected by an 80 feet wide moat.

Walk around and see where the Gingee guards would keep watch. Inside the fort is a seven storied Wedding Hall, prison cells, a military gymnasium, and more. The Gingee has been claimed and reclaimed many times throughout history by different rulers, all wanting possession of this impenetrable fortress. It has been occupied by the Marathas, Mughals, French and the British and then abandoned in the 19th century.

At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Chennai and dropped off at your hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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