Vattakottai Fort, Kanyakumari

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Kanyakumari
Observe the fortified seaside of Tamil Nadu at Vattakottai Fort. Commissioned in the 18th century by Captain Eustachius De Lannoy , an ex-Dutch naval officer of the Dutch East India Company, for the Travancore kingdom, the fort is an architectural feat made of granite blocks. Enjoy the scenery from the walls of the keep stretching over the waters, the green landscape, and the black sand of the coast. Refresh yourself by dipping into the sea or feeling the fresh coastal winds. Bring your camera to capture the beautiful moments. With our international travel planner, Kanyakumari attractions like Vattakottai Fort can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is very beautiful place.The vattakotai is very familiar and this place is so calm and silent.So we are happy on there..  more »
  • it is old barrack type of small enclosure built for protecting the port. nothing much to see but the sea view from top is very good. high breeze blowing at the site. we enjoyed. on the way they charge...  more »
  • The vattakottai is one such place that reminds us of goa n bekal forts. One should not miss this place during the trip to kanyakymari  more »
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  • It is a very nice and clean fort. You have a good view on the sea and it is a pleasure to roam around. There are no food options and it is not that easy to get here by local transport. But it is definitely worth to go. 4 stars - It would be nice to get more Information about the forts function and its role in history!
  • Very good place to list your day out with family and friends. Fort inside is well maintained. You can get amazing pics to memorize your visit. Atmosphere is very peaceful. Parking is not upto the standards needs improvement and also road leading to this fort is bit confusing considering road condition. It was good if they could have placed reading boards to understand more of this place rather relying on google as we had too to make understand of this scenic location.
  • Beautiful place. Nothing spectacular at first but do climb the steps to see the wonderful view of the sea. Then you come to understand the strategic location of the fort. The ramps for rolling up the cannons are seen alongside the steps. There is also a holding cell for prisoners. A basic pay n use toilet and a small store selling water and other packaged foods is seen right outside the fort. What is lacking is a plaque or tour guide to explain about the fort.
  • Amazing place. Small fort with a good view. Good for a day trip with friends and family. Excellent location for photos. The beach is also quiet and calm. The fort closes at 5 so make sure you are there earlier if you intend to spend some time.
  • Oh wow .....What a BEAUTIFUL SCENIC FORT some movie people must have or if they haven't should shoot over here ...According to description placed on entry this was supposedly a place from where DUTCH carried out pearl trade hence fortifications were made in the place for protection of trade happening at that time while there's not so much to the architecture the view from this fort is JUST I CANT DESCRIBE SUPERBLY AWESOME..Don't go there when sun is scorching.
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