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Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort

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

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Ok to visit if have spare time

Been here without any plan Just passing this fort on the way to fishing spot and decided to come inside (+) 1. Guard will explain the detail history 2. Clean and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
adhihayu m
Koppa, India
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Koppa, India
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here without any plan Just passing this fort on the way to fishing spot and decided to come inside (+) 1. Guard will explain the detail history 2. Clean and beautiful inside 3. No formal ticket, guard will not ask money also but better just give him how much you want 4. Got view of lighthouse for photo background... More 

1 Thank adhihayu m
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

One of the first British settlements in India. An unavoidable location for history lovers. There is no entry fee and you can use the stairs along the side to gain access to the top of the fort with a nice view of the Arabian Sea. There is light house nearby with even nicer view of the fort and surrounding areas.

Thank Cristina G
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The fort is very near to the sea, but due to new constructions the view is lost now. Also there is nothing much to see inside the fort. Just drop a visit if its on your way to Trivandrum to Varkala.

Thank Avik D
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is an old East India Company fort which is very interesting to visit. You are able to walk around the very thick walls of the fort and around the gardens inside. It is free to visit.

Thank Siobhan M
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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147 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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

Thank Ravin K
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105 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rajeev C
Kottayam, India
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Christopher G
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank Shilpa G
Kochi (Cochin), India
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47 reviews
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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 

Thank Jacobrajan
Mavelikara, India
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Monu T

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