Vattakottai Fort
Vattakottai Fort
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Venkataraman R
Chennai (Madras), India210 contributions
May 2022
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 of defensive positions in the ramparts. Great fort to visit with excellent view of the nearby beach.
Written May 25, 2022
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NitinV81
New Delhi, India283 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
It is one of the heritage site with breathtaking view of ocean, mountains and windmills along the coast, 9 kms from kanyakumari but maintenance needs urgent attention. Opens up at 9am so u can come down after taking a holy trip to Sushendrum temple on the opposite direction and relax here. No entry ticket. Good place for picnic with kids on the untouched, uncrowded beach. Carry your food n drinking water as nothing is available there. Somebody leaving Kanyakumari in a hurry can also visit as it takes just 15 mins to finish the spot. Visit if you have time to spare as it is worth a visit.
Written April 11, 2015
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Ramakrishnan A
Bengaluru, India12 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Vattakottai fort near kanyakumari is very good and beautiful near sea shore. it will be 20 km from kanyakumari, we can climb over fort and see the sea shore. its small we can just spend 1hr or so.
Written April 23, 2015
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Asish_N_S
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India24 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
A Fort that stands protecting the sea. view from that fort is very beautiful. Shallow sea provides beautiful color tuning to the view with green,blue and its combinations..
No fees to enter the fort.
It was built as a common brick fort, later it was reinforced with huge granite blocks by the french.The place has such a price in those days.The place where the fort stands was a huge pearl hub. you can still see some locals looking for something in the sea shores.
There is a beautiful garden at the center of the fort.
Written April 20, 2015
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Naveen K
Chennai (Madras), India29 contributions
Looks very beautiful & best place to take snaps
Best view of beaches
Security is required as there is lower compound walls.
Written February 16, 2015
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doctor-indyeah
Mumbai, India667 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
This is a very silent destination, on the way to Kanyakumari. To reach the fort you got to ask a couple of people, as there are no signboards or directions from the main road. But once on the road to the fort, you can see the fort and follow the direction.

The fort is built using granite blocks and looks as if it has come up from the sea. The old fort is well maintained by ASI and is kept neat and clean. They have taken special care to keep the surroundings green, may it be trees or the well trimmed ground grass.

We reached there at mid afternoon, was very hot, but inside the fort campus there is a Neem Tree under which we had a great nap. Wonderful place, cool breeze and nice ambiance altogether. There is a pond in the middle, that too well maintained. There WAS a tunnel from the fort to Padmanabhapuram Palace which is 25 km far, but presently is caved in and cannot be seen.

From one side you can see endless fields of Windmills. To the opposite, you can see the tall statue of Shri Tiruvalluar beyond long black sand beaches. There is a provision to take open bath in sea, with no enclosures, so not so lady friendly.

History is slightly obscured, but few facts are available. The fort was built by a Dutch captain for protection of Travancore from sea attacks, that time this area being under Travancore kingdom of kerala. This fort presently belongs to Tamil Nadu. There is a Guide there who can be hired at a nominal rate. He'll take you around the fort, but with very little English knowledge.

There is NO FOOD AVAILABLE for purchase here. A small time vendor with an inventory of some local drinks and Mineral Water is the only respite.
Written August 30, 2013
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nalini r
Bangalore, Karnataka, India27 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
On the way from Nagercoil to Kanyakumari we stopped at Vattakotai fort. It provides a good view of the ocean. Besides that there is nothing else.
Written February 6, 2015
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PamJebbie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia155 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
Love this place. The view was great. It is open until 5pm so you can't watch the sunset from here. Free entry too!
Written February 3, 2015
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explore2death
Bengaluru, India60 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Do not expect too much from the fort. It is located in kind of a remote area. Once u reach get to the top of the fort using the stairs, you can see the sea on the left. The view is good but its worth only half an hour of your time.
Written April 6, 2015
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,671 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
This fort is approximately 8 Kms from Kanyakumari town by road travel.The Vattakotai Fort also known as the "Circular Fort" was built in the 18th century and is rectangular in shape enclosed with granite walls approximately 25 feet in height .It occupies a area of three and a half acres facing the sea.This place was famous for its "Pearl trade " and hence the fort built by Raja Marthanda.Verma to fortify the Najil Nadu region.Entry into the fort is through a gate on the main entrance which has the coat of arms embossed on the granite wall of the entrance. Inside the fort is a large water tank in its centre with well maintained meadows on either sides.It resembles a open ground or park enclosed by huge granite walls.There was also a underground tunnel four feet in width that is now sealed and once connected Vattakotai Fort with Padmanabhapuram Palace..Walked up to the parapet of the fort walls and got a excellent view of the windy rough seas and the coastline which included a cluster of windmills situated on Cheetikullam beach towards the northern coast about 12 kms from Kanyakumari..
Written March 27, 2015
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