Excavation suggested that there was a multi-storeyed Royal Palace which was also built of burnt bricks. The pillars were probably of polished woods. A pillar base made of granite was found under the ruins. Clamps and iron nails have also been recovered from the site. Names of the palace, fort walls and the roads and streets are mentioned in the inscriptions found. Mention of ‘Annaivettuvan’, an irrigation channel bordering the capital is also found in the epigraph. According to inscription, small tanks and ponds were there inside the ancient capital city of Gangaikonda Cholapuram. It is still unknown about the real reason of the destruction of this ancient city. Some believe the Pandyas then destroyed the town after their victory over the Cholas in the 13th century to avenge their defeat in the past. Others recommend that it was the raids and plunders by the Muslim rulers of the Delhi Sultanate which led to the destruction of this ancient city of Gangaikonda Cholapuram.