Panchalankurichi Fort

Panchalankurichi Fort was a fort once ruled by the polygar Veerapandiya Kattabomman.


This fort was under the rule of Veerapandiya Kattabomman and was annexed by the British and destroyed by Major J. Bannerman. Later Kattabomman was betrayed by Vijaya Raghunatha Tondaiman and handed over to the British. He was hanged at Kayatharu on 16 October 1799.

Present fort

The present Panchalankurichi Fort is a rebuilt fort left as a memorial of Kattabomman.[1]


Coordinates: 8°56′02″N 78°02′01″E / 8.9340°N 78.0336°E / 8.9340; 78.0336

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