The Rockfort Ganpathi Temple is the city’s most visited attraction. The distinctive architectural design was the inspiration for the name. The foundation of the temple is a massive rock, older than the Himalayas themselves, and hence considered to be the world’s oldest rock.
After making their way up 344 steps, worshippers enter the heart of the temple. Half of the temple is dedicated to Shiva as the Thayumanaswamy, while another part is to Ganesha as the Pillayar. It is possible to trace the temple’s origins can be traced back to the 7th century. The Lingam, the Lord’s representation in the Shiva temple, is there.