Dindigul Tour

Dindigul Fort

The Huge hill at Dindigul, if we see it from one angle, looks like Pillow (‘Dhindu’) and hence the City is known as Dindigul. On this at a height of 280 ft. in the year 1605 Madurai King ‘Muthu Krishna Naicker’ started the construction of this Fort. In 1623 to 1659 Mannar Thirumalai Naicker completed this. In 1755 Hyder Ali was escorting Fakhr-Un-Nisha his wife and Five years old Tipu to Dindigul. From 1784 to 1790 the Fort was wider the rule of ‘Tipu Sultan’. In 1784, the Tipu’s commandant Syed Ibrahim, under whose care the Fort was, constructed many rooms in the Fort, strengthened the walls and also got it repaired. During the year 1790 in the Mysore war Tipu was defeated and the Fort came into the hands of English.

Begambur Big Mosque

During the rule of Hydei Alt at Dindigul he constmctcd thtee Mosques - One for himself for Namay, 2nd for his soldiers underneath Rock Fort and 3rd in the south of Rock Fort for public and gave more grants for the maintenance and upkeep of the same. In Hijri 1187 (1766AD) Ameer un Nisha Begum, the wife of Killedar MirRiza Ali khan and the younger sister of Hyder Ali Bahadur, was dead and buried in the Begambur Mosque compound itself. A Tomb was constructed on it. In memory of the Royal lady this part of Dindigul is known as Begambur. Ph : 0451-2402086

St. John’s Church

This Church was constructed by Thomas Fernando. The important Ceremony of this temple will start on last f of January and will continue for 15 days. This church was constructed 100 years ago by British people. Construction of this church was started on 1866 and completed by the year of 1872. This church is the head church for all other churches in Dindigul District. Ph : 0451 2423557

 

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