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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  • Located approximately 10 KMS away from Kanyakumari, the fort is difficult to reach. Entry ticket per vehicle is 20 Rs and the dilapidated walls do not offer much to see. View of the ocean from the ram...  more »
  • The fort is about 40 minutes drive from main Kanyakumari, hence it's helpful if you have your own vehicle. The fort is quite small and can be quickly covered by foot. The location is really nice with ...  more »
  • its both one of the great beach and history behind so both must to watch here.rest and photos must be taken here.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very good place to sit and relax.. If you can go with food that would be fantastic.. Good vision of sea.. Nice loans.. No entry fee
  • Place has amazing view of sea... You can enjoy the beach(not too deep) by the side of fort. However there are no life guards available so take care of yourself self. The fort is small. Mostly families will come to have small picnic and family time. Near by is a holy temple. You can also see wind farms from here Dont bring big big cameras as this place is maintained by Archeological Survey of India. If they suspect you are shooting videos they might kick you out. The staff is good and cooperating, they will respect you and allow for pics but no videos.

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