Tellicherry Fort, Kannur
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Tellicherry Fort is in Thalassery (Tellicherry) a town in Kannur District of Kerala state in south India.The British East India Company built the fort in 1708 to establish a stronghold on the Malabar Coast. In 1781 Hyder Ali, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, was unsuccessful in capturing the Fort in his campaign to control Malabar. His successor, Tipu Sultan, was forced to cede Malabar District to the British in 1792, at the conclusion of the Third Anglo-Maratha War.The square fort, with its massive walls, strong flanking bastions, secret tunnels to the sea and intricately carved huge doors, is an imposing structure. The fort was once the nucleus of Thalassery's development. It is now a historical monument preserved by Archaeological Survey of India.Add Tellicherry Fort and other attractions to your Kannur trip itinerary using our Kannur family vacation planner.
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This fort has great importance in history because the next place is Mahe which was a french base and this fort used to be the battle point between the French and Britishers.
Its a small fort. The original structure has been retained. Its right in the city centre...opposite to the bus stand. view of the ocean from the fort is amazing.
Little disappounted as the visitors were not allowed after evening 6.So make sure to be in time there.The place is not that much good to be visited.
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