A view of the Rajagiri Citadel (atop the hill), Kalyana Mandapam (white tower) and the Mohabatkhan mosque (right) at the en:Gingee Fort complex.
This fort was originally built by a king called Ananda Konar. The Konar clan paid tributes to the mighty cholas and in return had control over their fiefdom. Later on, with the fall of the Cholas, the fort was taken over by the Marathis - and in particular by a king called Tejsing. Called the Troy of India, this is one impregnable fort. Finally, Hyder ali captured this fort and the Muslims stayed on..