Monday, 12 August 2013

Ranjankudi Fort Perambalur District Tamilnadu

Ranjankudi Fort is a 17-th century fortress located about 17 kilometres north of the town of Perambalur in Tamil Nadu, India.Ranjankudi Fort was built by a Jagirdar under Nawab of Carnatic in 17th century A.D. The Fort walls  are built with neatly cut stone blocks. There are three  fortification walls at different heights and the bottom most is the main rampart.  It  is oblong  on  plan with semi circular bastions and encircled by a moat  fed  by a  tank  on  the  Southern  side. 

Ranjankudi Fort Perambalur District Tamilnadu
 Ranjankudi fort  contains  a palace, residential buildings, underground chambers, mosque and flag mast. The  fort was   the  scene  of  the  battle  of   Valikondah  between  the  English  and Mohammad  Ali  on  one  side and Chanda Sahib and the French on the other side in 1751 AD. This fort is under protection of the Archaeological survey of India.
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Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Kanyakumari District Tamil Nadu

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial  Kanyakumari District Tamil Nadu has been associated with great men like Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi in whose names memorials have been here.  They are very beautiful and add to the attraction of this place.  The beautiful Gandhi Memorial completed in 1956, is situated as a memorial to the Father of the Nation.  Anurn  of Mahatma Gandhi was kept here for public to pay homage before immersion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanyakumari twice in 1925 and 1937.   
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial  Kanyakumari District Tamil Nadu
Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanyakumari in January 1937.  In 1948 his ashes were immersed in the sea waters in Kanyakumari.   In commemoration of this event a beautiful monument has been constructed here.  Its central shape is 79 feet high representing the age of the Mahatma at the time of the sun at Mid day on 2nd October would fall on the peedam through a hole in the roof.  The memorial was transferred to the administrative control of the Public (Information and Public Relations)  Department from Public Works Department of Government of Tamil Nadu in the year 

Visting Hours -7 AM To 7 PM . Entrance Free
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