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Vattakottai Fort, Kanyakumari

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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. Plan to see Vattakottai Fort and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder.
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  • A old fort with children park. Situated near the ocean and looks very great. Situated around five kilometers from Kanyakumari. Transportation is poor.  more »
  • A nice fort with some pretty awesome views here. Don't forget to carry an umbrella if you plan to walk around.  more »
  • I got down at Vattakottai. I had to walk around 1 Km to reach the fort. I asked for an Auto, but the price he asked is Rs.50 for 1 Km drive. So I turned down and walked. After 500m there is a checkpos...  more »
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  • Great place for short visit! Free of cost! Do enjoy the view! No need to spend much time here as only walls are there fot showcase and the view of ocean!
  • The name of the fort is derived from the Tamil words 'vattam' and 'kotai' which stand for circle and fort. However the fort is anything but circular. It has a good view of the sea but nothing else of interest. Can be avoided if time is a constraint or the weather is really hot (as when I visited). Be sure to carry water and snacks as there are no shops nearby and the one outside the fort would fleece you.
  • One of the beautiful forts I've been to. Great opening into sea. Has the best view of the two oceans. Onside the fort, all gardens and other makings are kept clean and beautiful. The beaches there were looked so so beautiful. The sands were so clear and lovely colour. Only con was the hot sun. Its so hot that we should get an umbrella tied into head otherwise, it will fly due to the heavy smooth wind over there. Great place to be with family. Evenings will be so good there.
  • It is a historic place where arms were stored by both British and Portuguese. This firt extents in to the sea and thus it gives a view of beautiful blue sea. A perfect place to hangout at evenings.
  • Excellent picnic spot..... avoid going during daytime to avoid hot sun..... evening time would be the best time to visit