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Sankagiri Fort, a historical fort preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India, which was built in the 15th century by the Vijayanagar Empire.
It has 14 fort walls built on and around a hill and the final stage walls were built by the British. The fort served as a British tax storage facility for Kongu Nadu, a region comprising the districts of Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Namakkal, Karur and Dindukal.
It was a significant military base for Tippu Sultan and later on for the British army as the one side of the hill is climbable.
The fort houses a death well, granary, two warehouses for oil and one for explosives, two masjids, two temples of Varadharaja Perumal , administrative buildings of former British Army and cemeteries formerly used by armies that were stationed at the fort.