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Address: Nagapattinam District, Tharangambadi 609105, India
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Majestic fort in the sea side

This is a 19th century fort built by the Dutch who had ruled this part of the country. More than the architecture, the location of the fort gets more marks

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Thane
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a 19th century fort built by the Dutch who had ruled this part of the country. More than the architecture, the location of the fort gets more marks

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A fabulous old Danish Fort on Tharangambadi is worth visiting. It was built by the Thanjavur King Raghunath Nayak and acted as the base of the Danish settlement in the 17th century AD. A must visit if you are in Pondicherry or even in Tranquebar. Do take time out to see the other old bungalows in the city.

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College Station, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A nice place for kinds to run around and get a good workout. For the price, it was very reasonable. However, nothing major to see.

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Danish Fort (Fort Dansborg) is sometimes mistakenly mentioned as 'Dutch Fort'. This is a fortress built by the Danes (and not the Dutch) inside their enclave of Tranquebar. Apart from the high walls and bastions, this fort has cells, barracks, storage areas, stables etc. It also has museum which has several relics and old artifacts on display- models of ships,... More 

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Danish fort is renovated and looks stunning during sunset. Peaceful and serene British bungalow on the other side. The glass panes of the cupboards in the museum must be repLaced and can be exhibited better. Photographers paradise. Evening mirchi with hot tea on the beach will add to your visit much more memories.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The fort is the second largest Danish fort after Kronborg and is recently renovated though the artifacts inside the museum needs serious maintenance, A good place for history lovers which is located near the shore ,One can still feel the historical importance on the streets of Danish settlement leading to the fort!!! Interesting place!!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

My rating is for the Fort and not for how its maintained. Considering how we should take care of an old heritage site this place should have maintained better. The old stuff including vessels used and equipments etc are stored on shelves and are not in great condition with dust and cob webd covering them. is that the look they... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I recently visited this with friends.This place is also called as Danish fort.There are many churches nearby and this place is ruled by the dutch in the past.Tranquebar showcases a plethora of cultures.A very beautiful beach is also located near the fort.Food and atm's are rare here.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The fort has been renovated and traces the history of the Danish traders who were in India for nearly 150 years Must visit in tarangambadi(tranquebar)

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Naestved Municipality, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Hi, being a Dane and staying in Chennai for almost 2 weeks, I couldn't hesitate to spend the week-end driving 6 hours south to see one of the few remains of Denmarks era of tradeposts and colonies. The fort is under restoration, but accessible and worth visiting. Small museum, that did need a loving restoring of the exhibits, but still... More 

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