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Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort, Varkala

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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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Where to stay in Varkala

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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • The fort is very near to the sea, but due to new constructions the view is lost now. Also there is nothing much to see inside the fort. Just drop a visit if its on your way to Trivandrum to Varkala.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Good fort near to beach. Visiting time 8 am - 6 pm. Sunday holiday
  • A small but well maintained fort close to the lighthouse. Very good surrounding for couple and group photographs.
  • 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.