Vattakottai Fort, Kanyakumari

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Observe the fortified seaside of Tamil Nadu at Vattakottai Fort. Commissioned in the 18th century by Captain Eustachius De Lannoy , an ex-Dutch naval officer of the Dutch East India Company, for the Travancore kingdom, the fort is an architectural feat made of granite blocks. Enjoy the scenery from the walls of the keep stretching over the waters, the green landscape, and the black sand of the coast. Refresh yourself by dipping into the sea or feeling the fresh coastal winds. Bring your camera to capture the beautiful moments. With our international travel planner, Kanyakumari attractions like Vattakottai Fort can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was originally built by Pandya kings as mud fort. Later was reconstructed as granite fort by De Lennoy, commander of Travancore Army. Great fort with separate slope for taking artillery and lots....  more
    This was originally built by Pandya kings as mud fort. Later was reconstructed as granite fort by De Lennoy, commander of Travancore Army. Great fort with separate slope for taking artillery and lots....  more »
  • Old fort surrounded by sea. Beautiful views.can go to nearby beach which is not crowded.Entry to fort and beach are separate. The fort is well maintained by ASI. 
    Old fort surrounded by sea. Beautiful views.can go to nearby beach which is not crowded.Entry to fort and beach are separate. The fort is well maintained by ASI.  more »
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  • Fort is well maintained and nothing much for sight seeing. If you have a plan to visit this place,I would recommend to visit there in the morning and evening time, so you could enjoy great scenarios from the top of the fort. Lawns are very well maintained. They collect entrance fees. It would be a good place for family picnic as kids can play in the broad lawn.
  • Got a splendid view of beach from the top of the fort.. Steps can be easily climbed.. Kids and elder friendly. On the negative side, they have restricted the access to the beautiful beach

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