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. 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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  • The Fort is located near Kanyakumari, just a few kilometres away. Now only ruins remained from him and the little cute swimming pool and that, due to the fact that the walls are made of granite blocks, but the place is very nice, quiet, no cod Tuk-fertilizers and car honks. Groomed tracks, around the Greens. And what a beauty opens when you come up to the wall of the Fort, overlooking the ocean! A succession of pristine golden sand beaches! Here's what it cost to come here, although swim here, it seems to me dangerous! But maybe I'm wrong, and have not tried.
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  • 1. loved the location of the fort just beside the Indian ocean. 2. its a must visit fort for its beauty within .. 3. not much for archeologist... but good for travellers and photography 4. sharing a f...  more »
  • Bus service to this place is available from KK bus stand. Its lonely and peaceful place. Come with water and Umbrella. Good place for couples  more »
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  • It's nothing but only outer wall is there. If you want to listen and feel the sound of the ocean then it's a place. But you don't get any Rajasthan's fort short of feeling. It's very simple kind of fort.
  • Good old port which is nearby and has something to explain us about the olden Kingdom. We can see the planning capacity of our old kingdom. It has a nice architecture to view and protect the whole kingdom from the enemy. It has a tunnel cave which takes them to padmanathapuram palace.
  • Nice fort, without much crowd. Go either morning or by evening, else carry something which can save from hot weather. Entry free, but tourist vehicle entry fee is collecting just 200 meter before.
  • Very picturesque...and the been trees around are a good source of shade in the scorching sun...water and light snacks available outside the premises....you can still buy and enjoy them inside the fort.... One interesting thing is that u can have a distant glimpse of the Kudankulam nuclear reactor site from the fort
  • Nice place to hang out with friends and family. Visit this place in the morning time. During afternoon it will be really hot. The place is well preserved and tidy.

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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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