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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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  • After our visit to sunrise in the beach, some time was left for our train for Kollam, Kerala. So we want to the Dutch fort at Vattakottai. The fort was still closed. We gave the guard 50 rs as a bribe...  more »
  • It is Fort built for a different purpose. This fort was supposed to be the store house of arms of the erstwhile kingdom. No palace inside. Still it is beautiful. A lot of space to walk around inside. ...  more »
  • A small fort but no big palace inside. It was built for a special purpose of storing arms by the erstwhile king (s). Any building of the past has its own merit and uniqueness about it. This fort also ...  more »
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  • The fort is good to watch and the entire place is green and its very relaxing to walk through this place. We wont feel the heat of Kanyakumari here. The view of beach from the top of the fort is amazing and it would be a nice place to spend an evening.. Visited December 2015
  • it'z a seaside fort built in 18th century as a coastal defence-fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom. It was constructed under the command of Captain Eustachius De Lannoy during the reign of Travancore King Marthandavarma (1729-58) in the 18th century. It is rectangular in shape and covers an area of about three and a half acres. The fort is enclosed by walls 25 to 26 feet high, including the parapet, 29 feet thick at the front, 18 feet at the corners and 6 feet at the rear. The fort is made of granite blocks and, today, a part of the fort extends into the sea. It is a protected site under the Indian archaeological department. A major renovation of the fort was undertaken recently by the department, and the site is now a popular tourist spot. Vattakottai Fort is about 91km from Thiruvananthapuram and 7 km from Kanyakumari. The sea is so calm and ideal for a refreshing dip. Vattakottai Fort is also famous for the black sand beaches that is situated across its coast.
  • Lovely place to spend some time with friends in peace. Not very populated. No entry fees. Well maintained and clean. Awesome view of the sea from the fort.
  • Vattakottai Fort or circular shaped Fort is near Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu. It was built in 18th century on the shore of the Bay of Bengal as the coastal defence fortification & barracks in erstwhile Travancore Kingdom. The view of the sea as well as the Western Ghats on the other side from this Fort is fantastic.
  • Good Place on the way to Kanyakumari From Nagercoil (Slight Deviation) A good place to take rest and continue to Kanyakumari. From there you can see the Air Power Generating Fans on the seashore