Tiruchirappalli Rock-Fort – Old Photo 1870

This is an old 1870 photo of the Tiruchirappalli Rock Fort. Or Trichinopoly as the British called it and Trichy for short. This is an amazing and historically famous Fort with two temples built on a huge rock outcrop. It is something that one has to see to believe. The Pallavas first built the Temple complex on top of the Rock.

In Tamil history, several dynasties ruled Trichy such as the Cholas, Pallavas, Nayaks, and so on. The  Rock-Fort comprises a huge granite outcrop which is one of the oldest rock formations in the world. Because of its imposing height of 273 feet, building a fort on the top would have been quite natural for the rulers. The Nayaks built the fortification as per its complicated topography.

Read more- Rock Fort Temple.

Did you know- there is a secret tunnel near the  Tiruchirappalli Fort and legend has it that it goes all the way to the Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur. 

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph of c1894., Tanjore Palace Interior – Old Photo 1890., Vintage Postcard Bangalore The Indian Gymkhana.,  German Map Bombay With Waffen SS Stamp & Seal., Cochin Maharajah At Onam Celebrations – Old Postcard 1948

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.

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8½x6½ inch

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Edmund David Lyon