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I absolutely love places like this. Not only for the actual visual relics. I really quite like standing on hallowed ground. The people that came here and built this are of a sort sorely missing today in my opinion. Coming here how and when they...More
We accidentally visited the fort and were glad that we did. Met Mr. Shanmugam, the caretaker. I was surprised by the knowledge he had about the fort. He explained about the interesting cravings in the tombstones, in the 400 years old cemetery, which are still...More
We decided to visit this dutch fort as it was not popular known. This place is currently under the maintenance of government and renovations are currently being done. So much of work needed to be done to preserve this fort. There is a goverment appointed...More
Sadras Dutch fort is in Kalpakkam - around 60 kms from Tambaram and 16 kms from Mahabalipuram. The ruined fort is under ASI currently. The Sadras fort was used as granary by Dutch for commercial purposes. The place is clean however, it is almost maintained...More
Old dutch fort... Surely must have had lots of history but there is no signage... This means that you just walk in and walk out of the Fort with a few photo opportunities.... Would have been nice if we had a bit more detailing on...More
South of Mahabalipuram near Kalapakkam is the place where it is located.
It is poorly maintained & not promoted as ahistorically significant place.There are couple of granaries, kitchen & cemetry, ruins of a jail and prayer room. These are not easily identifiable. Close to beach...More
Location - South of Mahabalipuram
Travel - Travel along ECR, near Kalapakkam
Another example of poorly maintained & promoted historically significant place. The fort seems to require a lot more excavation. There are couple of granaries, kitchen & cemetry, ruins of a jail and prayer...More
As one looks at a bigger picture of colonial India (South India to be specific) there are British (Chennai), Dutch (Sadras), French (Pondy), Danish (Tranquebar) and Portugese (Parangipettai) links as we go south from Chennai. So, the Dutch Fort at Sadras holds an important place....More
it is one of the good spot for feel the historic ruins .. vibration of historic feelings... reverberates.. unfortunately there is no maintenance.. by the archaeological department .. one one person is there for just cleaning.. there is no sign board for explaining what is...More