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Alamparai Fort, Kanchipuram

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The ruins of Alamparai Fort lie near Kadappakkam, a village 50 km from Mamallapuram on the land overlooking the sea. Constructed in the late 17th century during the Mughal era, the Alamparai Fort once had a 100-metre long dockyard stretching into the sea, from which zari cloth, salt, and ghee were exported. During 1735 AD it was ruled by Nawab Doste Ali Khan. In 1750, for the services rendered by the famous French commander Duplex to Subedar Muzarfarzang, the fort was given to the French. When French were defeated by the British, the fort was captured and destroyed in 1760 AD. More recently the structure was damaged in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
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  • Go with friends and you can enjoy a lot. Take football , balls to play in sea. If you say to local person you will get fried fish prawns and food items. If you one day before to local guys they will a...  more »
  • This place was never known to me until read a article on Alapmaprai Fort in Ananda Vikatan. This Fort is located at 50 Km from Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram. In case you are driving from ECR or OMR no...  more »
  • Alamparai fort was constructed & ruled by Nawab Dost Ali Khan in 1735. This place is believed to be the only port during that time along the Coromandel Coast. The Fort once had a 100 meter long dockya...  more »
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  • The fort is in a dilapated state. Backwater near to the fort may thrill you. But we warned since, this place is visited by many alcohol lovers. The broken bottles can create severe injury if you are walking bare foot in the land or in the water.
  • On the way from Chennai to pondicherry, when driving along ECR, the alamparai Fort is 50 km from mamallapuram and 50 km before pondy. It will not be spotted from road, take a left from ECR, approximately 2km through local villages will take you to the Fort. You'll need your own vehicle to drive to the Fort. No public transport was available. It's got some great photo spots, view of the beach, catamarans from atop the ruins of the Fort. Apart from that, hardly much to see /do. It's very difficult to overlook the poor upkeep of the place, liquor bottles, plastic and other waste are littered all around, and it's gets super hot during summer and day time. Preferable to visit early in the day before 11 AM or post 3pm. And better to wrap up visit before 6pm. Coz it didn't look like a very safe place. It can be an interesting detour spot for roadtrips.
  • If the government take a step to develope the place it's will be most awesome place to relaxation very cool place to enjoy with friends.....
  • It is a great experience while visit this place, it is a historical place, it look like island, sea water getting in the bond and bond water float into sea kind of feel. So much fisherman's are living. You have to get into beach you might enjoy clean and fantastic feel...
  • Historical beauty in shores of bay of Bengal. Excellent place for photography freaks. Archeological department n govt should care a little to maintain it good.