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Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort, Varkala

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Historic Site
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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  • 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 »
  • This is an old East India Company fort which is very interesting to visit. You are able to walk around the very thick walls of the fort and around the gardens inside. It is free to visit.  more »
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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