Tourist Places

Gingee Fort

Nestled on three hills, and enclosed by a huge rampart 60 feet thick, stands the majestic GINGEE Fort, in the Villuppuram district, which is located on the Thindivanam to Thiruvannamalai road about 25 kms from Thindivanam and 130 kms from Chidambaram. Much of the early history of this 800Year old fort is shrouded in mystery,as the fort seems to have changed many hands times before it was annexed to the Vijayanagar empire. Gingee is known as GINGEE in Tamil.In 1240 A. D. Krishna Kone . His successor is said to have fortified the northern hill which later came to be known as krishnagiri.The kone dynasty gave way to the kurumbars, who established their headquarters at Sendamangalam,which later came under the powerful Chola empire. Recorded history goes back to the 16th century, when Gingee (GINGEE) became the seat of the Nayaka rulers, who were under the lordship of the expanding Vijayanagar empire. Krishnadevaraya appointed Krishnappa Nayaka, and he was considered the founder of the Nayaka line of Gingee.GINGEE today, with its ruined forts, temples and granaries, presents a different picture from the glorious splendor of its bygone days. But the remains of that valorous past, speak volumes about the numerous invasions, warfare and bravery that it witnessed. We invite you to this land of the brave and mighty, to witness a glorious past that still lives in the ruins of the GINGEE fort.

Veedur Dam

Veedur is a village panchayat in the Viluppuram district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is largest village in the district . National Highway No. 45, from Chennai to Dindigul via Tiruchirapalli, goes through the Village. The town's main source of income is agriculture.Vidur lies in the north east of Tamil Nadu, between Chennai and Villupuram. It is 142 kilometres (101 mi) south of Chennai and 50 kilometres (98 mi) north of Pondicherry.The area contains many water bodies around the area . There is Veedur Dam that has built across the Conjunction of two rivers. The Mailam (pilgrimage temple of Lord Murgaa) in the north, nearly 10 kilometres from Vidur. Contains a continuous range of forest, farmlands and vegetation.The Village is secular village but majority of it are hindus and Jains. The Village is known for Shivan kovil and Adhinath Bhagavan Jain Temple which are very old (records account 1200 yrs) . Village also contains church and other Demi gods like Ayyanarappan . The Village is know have significance in the filed religious literature .

Auroville

Auroville is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger.As stated in Alfassa's first public message about the township, "Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity."