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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  • I'm glad I have spent an hour in the fort, because there is a piece of Dutch history. It is well maintained and there is no mess. For locals, it is a kind of park to stroll. There was no guide unfortunately, neither a description.
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  • for a visit late in the afternoon, the sea view is beautiful, the structure of the fort is interresting.
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  • A visit to the fort is well worth the trouble, but don't expect spectacular things. You do need a guide, you can give some explanation, but in 45 minutes you have seen everything and you know more of the history of Kannur.
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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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