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Address: Anchuthengu Town | 12 Km From Varkala Town, Varkala 695309, India

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Little neglected fortress!

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Rajeev C
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

well nothing special if u have to go there specially from varkala . only if u are a fort buff its worth the trip

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

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 sight to speak about its glorious history and the adjacent Lighthouse allows tourists in for just a couple of hours every evening! Not good... More 

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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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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Thank Christopher G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This might b gud for history lovers.. It is well maintained..But didn't create any impression in my mind.. For me its just a place where u can relax after going to the light house, which is a must-go ... nothing much to see in there

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you have ample time in hand, do consider visiting. Try to visit in the morning and evening, else it will be really hot. Also this fort needs some climbing through unprotected concrete stairs. hence not really recommended for elders. And kids should not be allowed to wander freely. I would suggest visiting this Fort coupled with a drive to... More 

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Mavelikara, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A well maintained fort by the Archaeological Survey of India which is built by The British. This fort has enough importance in the history of English East India Company. The Site is having great view of the Sea from the top and is having a Lighthouse nearby. Good place to visit.

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Thank Monu T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Being a history buff,The Anjengo fort is of immense importance in Kerala history.One of the initial forts that the British constructed in Kerala, the locals do not give proper attention to this fort.The fort has no safety railings and we have to walk on it on our own risk.Though it is really maintained in terms of cleanliness,tourists often do not... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is the only fort around Varkala, but there is not much here to see. The entry is free and you and click a few snaps. There is nothing much else here. A lighthouse is nearby and if you visit at the right time you can enter the light house too.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Its an ok spot for resting and for jogging. This location does not contain any facilities or tourist guide... its just like an structure...

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Its a nice location for a 30 minutes stopover. Its well maintained and scenic, worth taking few photos

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