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Danish fort in Tranquebar

Fort Dansborg is a 400 years old Danish fort located in the shores of Bay of Bengal in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
amazing hidden gem

Go loooking for a huge fort and you will be disappointed because it is more of more of a fortified... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
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Thiruvarur District, Tranquebar 609313, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fort Dansborg is a 400 years old Danish fort located in the shores of Bay of Bengal in Tharangambadi , Tamil Nadu. It is the first Danish fort in India. The fort was sold to the British in 1845. After India's independence in 1947, the...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Fort itself is well preserved externally, stands out at the beach side. Large courtyard outside is barren, dirty and no shade from the heat. For a significant historical site this can be so much more if improved. Some of the original buildings around the fort...More

Thank albertsebastian
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Wonderfull place on the shore. Nice and well maintained musuem. Must see in Tranqbar. There are buses plying from chennai to velankanni and its stope nearby 0.5km from busstop. We have collected lot of shells and Enjoyed a lot.

Thank Balasubramaniam11111
Reviewed 27 February 2018

10 minutes ride from Thirukadyur and 90 minutes from chidambaram. Truly wonderful beach and monuments left behind. The museum is worth a stroll and definitely a lot of picture taking opportunities. There are lists of all ships that have docked in the port since 1600's...quite...More

Thank Ramdasshree
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Go loooking for a huge fort and you will be disappointed because it is more of more of a fortified haveli but its amazing for the history as well as the ambience.There is nothing inside to really see but moving round the fort is a...More

1  Thank neeleshkulkarni
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful fort in Tharanganmbadi or Tranquebar, a small town in the eastern coast. It's worth visiting for the historical importance of the place. It should not be compared to other big Forts built by the kings. The fort itself is very small,...More

1  Thank Dibyajyoti M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Just a 100-120 kms ride from Pondicherry will be a good extension to long weekend around Chennai/Pondy. You can get good continental food in posch restaurants with the company of a calm beach. Must go during winters.

1  Thank TarangG22
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This danish fort is beautiful and this is the first danish settlement in india.. musuem can be little more improved or taken care..

Thank avyas919
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is not worth going independently If you go by that side you can add on this place visit Neither very old nor very big Nothing great A small fort built some time back Very minimal museum On the shore

Thank chettiyappan
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Tranquebar or Tharangambadi in Tamil means place of dancing waves. It is the first Danish settlement in India and also the beginning of spread of Protestantism from here. Beautiful Dansborg fort is almost restored, beautiful view of the Bay of Bengal. Museum does require professional...More

1  Thank NikiNavin
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