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India's Scandinavian Legacy

Built by the Danes in CE 1620, the small fort served as the administrative capital of the rather... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
A quite little Dahnish fort with rich history

The fort isn't as magnificent as other forts in the southern parts of India, the walls are painted... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
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Nagapattinam District, Tharangambadi 609105, India
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Built by the Danes in CE 1620, the small fort served as the administrative capital of the rather minuscule Danish possessions in India. The fort has a small museum which gives a peek into the lives and times of the Danes in India.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The fort isn't as magnificent as other forts in the southern parts of India, the walls are painted in faint pink color and the bars on the doors and windows are chrome which I doubt has any similarities with the original fort. But, this place...More

Thank Hlychho
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Just be there and feel the waves hitting the shores. The view of the fort at sunrise is a spectacle.Nothing but a view point. But if you have photography friends, you might end up spending half a day here.

Thank BharathMS
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Nothing great to see but unfortunately this is the only place to visit next to the beach in Tharangambadi. Entry fee is only Rs.5 and they charge around 30 for a camera. They have a name board for each room, but i don't see any...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

A quaint and calm little town. The buildings are unique. There is a small museum that is open till 6pm and fort. The beaçh is lined with washed away wall chunks that look beautiful. Lots of shells for children to collect. Visited near sunset, has...More

Thank Lavanash
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Initially the entire city was fortified but what is now referred to as the fort is the fortified trading post. Please refer to my review of the Fort under Fort Dansborg

Thank neeleshkulkarni
Reviewed 24 February 2018

It is an old seafront structure that you can cover in ten minutes. Notwithstanding its historic significance, there isn't much to see here.

Thank Manoj_V_Kumar
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A friend pushed us to visit this during our recent trip to Puducherry. As you approach this place, the image is large and majestic forts of central India comes to your mind however this is an iota of those. The Danish East India Company set...More

Thank EnigmaticIndia
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It only takes 30 minutes or so to get round but it is 30 minutes worth taking, particularly if you link it with visits to the early churches nearby and the Maritime Museum.

Thank Derek-simpcar
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This fort is built in mid 1960s by Denmark east india company to start maritime trading in south india. Later the property was sold to British and now maintained by archeology department of Tamilnadu. Very good tourist attraction in Tranquebar(earlier name Tharangambadi). Beach is ozone...More

Thank Kirannelli
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1 February 2016|
Response from Debarati D | Reviewed this property |
Renovation going on in the fort now. Timings are 10 30 am to 5 30 pm. Fridays closed. Entry fee is Rs. 10 for adults. Rs. 30 for camera. Take the Chennai - Nagapattinam Hwy/E Coast Rd and NH 45A. About 1 hr 15 mins from... More
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1 February 2016|
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I want to know the timings of fort. Is there holiday for fort? Is it Sunday or any other weekday? Food availability? Entry fees? Pls guide on Car travel route from Chidambaram. M planning for tis weekend. Pls send me... More