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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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  • You can visit any time between morning 9am to 5pm. Avoid visiting afternoon during sunny days. Pack some snacks with you.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • It is a great place. The fort is not round as the name says but is square in geometry. The beach near the fort is wonderful for a dip and there are not many people in the place and is very quiet
  • Nice & Quite place. We can relax our mind. Very peace full & pleasant place. Visit at time between 8 am to 10 am or 3 pm to 5 pm
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • must visit. well maintained. nice view from the fort of the Arabian sea.

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Where to stay in Kanyakumari

The end of the line, Kanyakumari has a number of accommodations to host those adventurous enough to come here. Located close to the train station, along the handily named Main Road, you'll find some popular budget options, including family-run guesthouses and simple hotels. Further to the south along the thoroughfare, things get a little more upmarket. Take a look at the beachside hotels, offering rooms from which you can watch the sunrise without getting out of bed.
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