Chimri Fort and Rukmininati

Chimiri village, Arunachal Pradesh

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Chimri Fort and Rukmininati is located in the North western direction. It is the remains of an ancient fort dating back to 12th century AD and is made of bricks. The bricks show the remains of two rooms of 10 x 12 meter up to plinth level.

 

Rukminati or the ruins of Princess Rukmini is situated at the heart of Chimiri village which is approximately 12 km from Roing. This is a hill-fort presumably of 14th/15th century. You find the remains of burnt and baked bricks, which indicates the progress of the erstwhile civilization. The legend, associated with the site tells that “Rukmininati” was the Palace of Princess Rukmini, the daughter of King Bhismak.

Excavation conducted at the site in 1972-73 reveals structure of two rooms measuring 10m x 10m x 12m, made of bricks up-to plinth level. 

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