Overbury's Folly
Overbury's Folly
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Overbury's Folly is architectural folly, that now serves as a recreational park located in Thalassery, south India. The folly is located on a hill near Thalassery District Court and is adjacent to the stadium. It slopes down from the sub-collector's bungalow to the rocks below and is named after its builder, E. N. Overbury, a Briton who served as a local judge at Thalassery in the 1870s.In 1879, Overbury wanted to construct a picnic spot at the cliff. He couldn't complete it, but the spot later earned the name "Overbury's Folly". The folly commands sweeping views of the Arabian Sea.Today, Overbury's Folly has been renovated and redecorated as a tourist attraction. It is frequented by local people in the evenings as a place to relax. A seaside open-air coffee shop also works occasionally opens on the folly.
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Abduljaleel Sajid
Qatar14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
It is a calm & quiet place to spend your time, overseeing the nature & beauty of the ocean. It has been recently renovated & kept, neat & clean. There is an entrance fee of Rs. 10/- which is worth for the area.
Written 7 March 2020
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ajapetrus
Mahe, India842 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Overbury's Folly is actually a recreational seaside park, mainly for the locals to relax and have some entertainment in the evenings and also to enjoy watching the sunset over the Arabian sea. During the summer holidays, it is of course a preferred place for the kids to spend their evenings and thus offer a great relief to the parents/grandparents, who can also relax enjoying the sea breeze, sitting on the few benches fixed here. But the park as such is presently not in an appreciable shape due to poor maintenance. Most auto drivers are not able to identify ‘Overbury's Folly’ by its name. They only recognise it, if other land marks near the attraction, say, the stadium/the SAI sports school, adjacent to it or the Masjid immediately before it is mentioned.
If one is halting at Thalassery and wants to have a pleasant evening to enjoy good sea breeze, then this is an appropriate place to spend some time.
Written 18 May 2019
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Vandana V
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Calm and quiet place to enjoy the beauty of nature.evenings Ara the peak time.there is a
Children's park, thus familys with kids can also enjoy the place

Written 10 November 2018
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TravelLoverRaj
307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Really nice place to spend some quality time with family. Evening time is the best to visit. You can witness sunset beautifully from here. Nice ambiance . Snacks and Ice cream shop available inside
Written 6 September 2017
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Sujithkolangara
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
This is one of the best place for relaxing in the evening,very nice sea view ,this was colonial kind of design.
Written 9 July 2017
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abhiram s
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Arabian sea is Absolutely stunning. Place is Very well maintained. Mostly crowded in weekends.view tower gives a good view of the sea. Walking distance from the bus station.
A place to sit and relax.
Written 6 July 2017
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suneel g
Kochi (Cochin), India879 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
great place to hang out. Good to be there during evening hours. Well maintained. Very windy after sunset.
Written 28 May 2017
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arun k
Tiruchirappalli, India139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
A good place to spend time. But the kids playing equipments are rusted and rotten, it is very dangerous for kids to play. These needs to be replaced.
Written 5 May 2017
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Sarith K
Kannur, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Overbury's Folly is a sea side park with a watch tower and is a great place to view the sunset. It is located less than a kilometer from Thalassery town, acommercial town on the Malabar Coastin the Kannur district, state of Kerala,India. Its named after its builder, E. N. Overbury, who served as a local judge at Thalassery in the 1870s.In 1879, Overbury wanted to construct a picnic spot at the cliff. He couldn't complete it, but the spot later earned the name "Overbury's Folly". The folly commands sweeping views of theArabian Sea.Today, Overbury's Folly has been renovated and redecorated as a tourist attraction. It is frequented by local people in the evenings as a place to relax. A seaside open-air coffee shop has also been opened on the folly
Written 1 August 2016
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Mhd N
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Situated very close to the sea, it stands in a majestic manner overlooking the Arabian Sea. One of the very best hangout places in the town.
Written 16 June 2016
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