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“A great museum”
Review of Danish Fort

Danish Fort
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Though this site only has 3.5 stars right now on TripAdvisor, it was one of the highlights of our monthlong India trip. The museum inside is simply wonderful, and we enjoyed exploring the fort. The history written up about at the back of the museum was just a rare treasure. As Indians, we had learned less about the establishment of colonies by various nations around India, and more about the British rule over India. This gave us a deeper insight into what it meant to set up a colony in India when it was still an autonomous land of great wealth and glory. We will never forget the tale of the fake Prince of Migomme that convinced the Danes to set sail to Ceylon, and ultimately the kingdom of Thanjavur. Sure, the museum could use some renovation, but this museum is way better in its content than any flashy museum I've seen elsewhere in the world.

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Reviewed 12 November 2014

.....,if you know a little of the history already, but there has not been enough resource available to do very much beyond a basic refurb.

Thank Drewratter
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

The Fort has an amazing location right on the beach and stands up almost like a film set. It literally seems to come out of the sand. It is majestic in its appearance but once inside has not too much to offer. We were done seeing it in a quarter of an hour. There is a small museum inside the Fort which is worth a visit. The Fort is closed on Fridays and the entry fee is Rs 5 for Indian tourists; rs 30/- for a still camera.

Thank JustOneLifetoTravel
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

Fort Dansborg, the 17th century Danish Fort, was built immediately after the arrival of the Danish trading expedition in India. It was the result of a treaty signed between the Danish East Indian Company and Nayak Raghunatha in Thanjavur in 1620. Till the end of the 17th century, the fort was used for storage and residential purposes.

Since its establishment, the fort has been renovated several times by both Danish non-profit organisations as well as Indian volunteers. There is a museum inside the fort that displays various artefacts belonging to the Danish settlement in India.

Thank sichot
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

This Fort built with clay has become vey famous, as it stood the strong Tsunami waves..many parts of it are still under the sea.

Thank peteranbey
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