Category Archives: Tamil Nadu

Dindigul Fort

Dindigul in Tamil Nadu has a rock fort on the western edge of the town.

The area is a piece of land sandwiched between the Palani and Sirumalai Hills with Palani hills in the west and Sirumalai in the east.

Wikipedia attributes the name from the portmanteau of “Thindu” meaning pillow and “kal” meaning rock while Gazetteer of South India thinks it is derived from “rock of dindu” or rock of asura or demon.

The Gazetteer of South India on Google Books and the Archaeological Survey have more information on the history of the fort.