Gingee is a place worth spending a day just admiring the efforts taken by the rich rajahs to build a palace (would rather not call it a fort) in such difficult terrain.
The Gingee fort is spread over some 3 hills… the climb which looks easy..can be tough during a typical bright sunny day… so carry ur fluid supplements:-)
Yes… and I am told that this is the only “other” place in India apart from the Sunderbans to have backwater Mangroves…
Whats fascinating is to see the vegetation just jutting out of water…& the close mesh these stems (or whatever it is thats above the water surface) make.
This place is Pechavarram… which is beyond the temple town of ‘Chidambaram’.
U can enjoy a leisurely boat ride amongst the mangroves… & the numerous channels (some of which are natural…but mostly man-made)