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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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  • It's a good place with a lot of history. It used to house the army and also the old light house which can be seen by climbing up the stairway We visited in Dec 2016, there was a team of archaeologists...  more »
  • We walked into the Fort and didn't find any guides But you can still just stand on the cliff and watch the tides This fort has changed hands so many times - so rich in history But the plaques that gre...  more »
  • Nice fort with some greenery,a worth visiting this place as one can see the beautiful view of the sea.The place is a scenic beauty and can see the high tides dashing against the rocks.  more »
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  • The view of the beach is very good. Next to military area, you can hear gun shots. Try the lime soda inside. No proper guide to explain the place
  • It's look like a British Palace with a brilliant architecture. you can take some decent shots
  • Nice spot to spend an evening with family ... small fort.. nice views.. and historically important!
  • If you are visiting Kannur, please visit this fort. Even though, entry is free, you need to pay 2 times for parking, 1st time at the gate and 2nd time at the parking ground. If you have Camera, you need to pay Rs 50. You will get a good view towards see. Enough for one hour visit. You can have a very nice sun set view here
  • It was build by the european settlers to India to protect their factory and warehouses from local resistance. The fort has witnessed many fights between the colonial invaders themselves. On the architecture front, it has British-Dutch influences.