Sankagiri Fort

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Sankagiri Fort

Sankagiri Fort, a historical fort preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India, which was built in the 15th century by the Vijayanagar Empire.

Sankagiri Fort

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.

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