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Fort St. Angelos, Kannur

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Built by the first Portuguese governor of India in 1505, Fort St. Angelos faces the Arabian Sea, offering a sweeping view of Mopila Bay and Dharmadam Island. Check the muzzle-loading cannons and walk through long fat-walled barracks or gunpowder houses. Soak in the tumultuous colonial history of the site, shared between the Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Kerala natives. A fine piece of military engineering, a wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. Overlooking a scenic fishing village, the fort is easily accessible by car and has parking. Add Fort St. Angelos and other attractions to your Kannur trip itinerary using our Kannur trip generator.
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  • This is good attraction to visit in Kannur. This is the ruin place. The view of sea from the fort is excellent. Fort is very well maintained.  more »
  • The location is wonderful, as it is on the Arabian sea. You can see the sea with the waves crashing on to the rocks. There is a fishing harbour with boats lined up or sailing around. The fort has a ol...  more »
  • Technically speaking its a Ruin, broken walls and artifacts..The only things in forms are the cannons, rest metres on metres of ruins,but the best part lies in the lush green lawns, the view of waves ...  more »
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  • A well maintained ancient fort. The history of the fort is briefly explained on the board at the entrance for the benefit of the tourists. No guide is present in the fort to explain the different portions of the fort and the part they played during the rule of various kings and emperors. It is a must see place for those who are interested in the history of Kerala.
  • A lovely piece of history standing the test of time. It's a must visit. Peaceful and tranquil too.
  • Good place to visit. Well maintained ancient Fort, good for people who likes historical places and study. Nice place to visit with family and friends.
  • Historical place. Portuguese fort. Good ambience. Good view to the Sea.
  • It is in the shore of Arabian sea. Good place to visit. Neatly maintained.

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The main urban center of Kannur possesses a number of accommodations, many of them located right next to the train station. Mid-range hotels and guesthouses remain the dominant option in this urban area. Along the coastline to the west, a collection of resorts and hotels dot the beaches and their connected beach towns, offering convenient access to the sights of both the city and the coast. The beaches to the south have some particularly refined resorts and a more secluded feel.
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