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Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort, Varkala

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  • well nothing special if u have to go there specially from varkala . only if u are a fort buff its worth the trip 
  • A small fort on the coastal route to Trivandrum from Varkala has been seemingly forgotten by the Tourism Department. We filled in the log book left on the ground ourselves, there was not a Guide in si...  more »
  • Its a fort cum museum on the beach, protected under the Archaeological survey of India. Its worth visiting and is known in the Travancore History with its strategic location. 
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  • Anchuthengu or Anjengo as the British called it, is a monument that witnessed history and still stands to tell the tale. Anchuthengu, which in Malayalam literally means ‘five coconut palms', is situated 36 kms from Trivandrum city, around 10 km north-west of Attingal town. The Anchuthengu fort was built in 1695 by the East India Company after a royal decree from the Rani of Attingal. Today the fort is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Apart from the fort, the old lighthouse (open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) is also worth a visit for the breathtaking 360 degree view of the village. There is also the beach, clean and pristine. Route: Trivandrum-Korani Toll Junction-Chiranyinkeezhu-Kadakavoor
  • Good fort considering other options you have in poovar. Not Comparable to likes of Mughal forts or Hyderabad or even Aguda fort.. But a small decent one
  • It's a renovated fort with gaint walls and tunnels through it. But near by populated hauoses ruined the top beach view.
  • One of the first British settlements in India. An unavoidable historical location for history lovers. The fort is over 220 years old and is well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. There is no entry fee and you can use the stairs along the side to gain access to the top of the fort, which offers a nice view of the Arabian sea. There is also a light house nearby, which offers an even nicer view of the fort as well as the surrounding area.
  • Good view. Narrow roads