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. To visit Fort St. Angelos on your trip to Kannur, use our Kannur trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Doing nothing but kill time at home or at the hotel room? Take a rickshaw and head straight to the fort. Explore its 18th Century beauty and walk around, trust me its the most peaceful place you can g...  more »
  • This was an awesome place to visit as it takes you into history lane where you get to feel the imagination of the people who built the fort how creative they were and how the manage to impose the will...  more »
  • Amazing peace we had enjoyed. This was mid-sized, sea fort is a piece of Kerala history. The view is the highlight as the fort looks out to the Arabian Sea. A fair bit of walking around is needed. The...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit if you are visiting the northern Kerala. Place is huge- fort is on the sea side so it looks beautiful. Usually crowded with school children. Parking is available. I would not call it a must visit. But if you have time, you can give a try. Some old red brick walls give good backdrops for your portraits. Evening times will be relaxing-however I visited in the afternoon so not sure about the closing time. Finding this place was little tricky because I kept calling it 'Anglos' fort , not angelo's fort.
  • A small fort located on scenic seashore right by the Kannur town. You just need an hour to view the whole place. The sea is lined by seawall so there is no beach to get your feet wet. Public transportation to the place is not available so better to have a personal vehicle or get an auto rickshaw. The place is usually quite except for holidays. The only downer to the place maybe that it closes by 18:00 so you can't enjoy the sunset from there which I believe is a perfect place to do so. All in all a lovely place for a walk with your friends or family.
  • Simply awesome place! Fort is well maintained. Better you visit earlier in the morning or evening. Nice place for photo shoot ... Nice to see the sea and fort together .. Entry fees is affordable Well guarded environment . You Will feel much safe inside the fort. People usually visit here during winter and summer .
  • A sea facing fort build by the Portugese. Nice place to visit, preferably during the evening's. You can get great views of the sunset on the Arabian sea.Relax over the sea side stone walls. Has a lot of history and definitely can learn a lot. Has little bit of walking and climbing to do and is worth it. The underground cell is a great piece of building architecture. The cannon surrounding the fort is an amazing experience to know how the fort was used. Great place for photography. Good view of the sea and rocks and sun. The parking charge is 20 and is reasonable.. The extra entry fee of 20 collected for vehicles is a looting mechanism,which should be removed.
  • A beautiful and historic place in Kannur. The architecture is magnificent. It is also seen in many movies. Arabian sea from the top of the fort is a great view. The fort closes at 6PM. So you must reach there before 5PM to see the whole area. There is enough parking space but you will have to pay fee for vehicles.
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