Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort, Varkala

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#11 of 14 in Historic Sites in Thiruvananthapuram District
Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort dates back to the 17th century, a time when the Queen of Attingal sold a small area of land to the British East India Company. You can walk around the fortification walls and stop at some of the lookout points to take in the scenic views of the Arabian Sea and the adjacent beach. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Varkala holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A very exciting place with a really good view of both the lighthouse and the other way towards the beach. Get the local tuk-tuk guide to tell you about the Fort.
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  • April 27, 2017
    Been here without any plan Just passing this fort on the way to fishing spot and decided to come inside (+) 1. Guard will explain the detail history 2. Clean and beautiful inside 3. No formal ticket, ...  more »
  • April 8, 2017
    One of the first British settlements in India. An unavoidable location for history lovers. There is no entry fee and you can use the stairs along the side to gain access to the top of the fort with a ...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    It was around 10 to 12km ride from varkala. We rented our vehicle so we didn't have trouble reaching place all you have to do is just follow the google maps. The fort open at 9.00 am and closes around 5.00 pm. No entry charges. It was such a beautiful fort i have ever seen. Though no charges were collected it was maintained to the perfection. It is a square shaped fort that gives some awesome sea view one side and the view of the village the other side. Overall a must visit for history lovers and photo fanatics.
  • June 28, 2017
    Great place to walk. Reasonably well maintained. But honestly nothing much to see though. But you can read the history of the place and there's also a lighthouse nearby which can be accessed if you pay a small admission fee of rs10 per person and 20 for mobile camera/ camera. The view from the lighthouse is great
  • July 13, 2017
    Good fort near to beach. Visiting time 8 am - 6 pm. Sunday holiday
  • July 14, 2017
    A small but well maintained fort close to the lighthouse. Very good surrounding for couple and group photographs.
  • July 12, 2017
    There's nothing special about the fort. It's a very small fort, with nothing interesting about it's architecture. The only good thing is that there's no entry fee.

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An increasingly popular health and beach resort, Varkala offers a range of accommodations to cater to its growing number of visitors. Hotels cluster along the beachfront, ranging from budget to four-star deluxe, while luxurious resorts sit atop the cliff. A variety of inns and bed & breakfasts scattered throughout town cater to the majority of tourists, but you can also rent a cottage or lodgings offering ayurvedic massage treatments. Home-stays with basic amenities found along the beach cater to budget-oriented travelers.
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