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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  • October 2, 2017
    A visit to the Fort Will take you to the tines the soldiers used to defend the Fort. Very well maintained. The ramparts are strong the view breath taking. The sea waves lazing against the Fort walls a...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    The fort is very similar to the forts in Goa, just by the Sea Shore. One can witness the coastline of Kanyakumari from this fort. Peaceful Place, with winds from the sea gently caressing one's face.  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    This an ancient fort situated few kilometres from Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari). You get an excellent view of the sea (Bay of Bengal) from the top of this fort. There is an old tunnel from here to Padman...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    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
  • July 5, 2017
    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
  • February 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    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!
  • June 29, 2017
    must visit. well maintained. nice view from the fort of the Arabian sea.

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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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