Vattakottai Fort

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  • Address: VattaKottai Fort, Nagercoil, TN., Kanyakumari, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4652246387
  • Ticket Price: 120 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Waterfront, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort

About Vattakottai Fort, Kanyakumari

The Travancore kingdom has left a mighty reminder of its power through the VattaKottai Fort. This court designed in a circular frame is an interesting site to visit near Kanykumari. Made of Granite and partly extending into the sea, this monument has braved the odds over the years and still stands strong on the coast of Kanyakumari. This fort was set up for naval defense in its time.

Today it is a popular tourist destination. The experience of being on this old fortress is both serene and powerful at the same time. The history of the place is very interesting and action packed whereas the sea and the green grass has a calming effect on you resulting in a surreal experience. The fort is only a short distance from Kanyakumari and hence a must visit on your trip there. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kanyakumari itinerary 1 day.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Vattakottai Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Kanyakumari include Vattakottai Fort in their plan

  • 31.64% of people start their Vattakottai Fort visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Vattakottai Fort

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vattakottai Fort

People normally club together St Xavier Church and Kanyakumari Beach while planning their visit to Vattakottai Fort.

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Vattakottai Fort, Kanyakumari Reviews

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  • Nice, calm place. heavy winds are there in fort during daytime. And breathtaking views from inside the fort. Children will have a nice time here.

  • It is a very nice and clean fort. You have a good view on the sea and it is a pleasure to roam around. There are no food options and it is not that easy to get here by local transport. But it is definitely worth to go. 4 stars - It would be nice to get more Information about the forts function and its role in history!

  • Very good place to list your day out with family and friends. Fort inside is well maintained. You can get amazing pics to memorize your visit. Atmosphere is very peaceful. Parking is not upto the standards needs improvement and also road leading to this fort is bit confusing considering road condition. It was good if they could have placed reading boards to understand more of this place rather relying on google as we had too to make understand of this scenic location.

  • Beautiful place. Nothing spectacular at first but do climb the steps to see the wonderful view of the sea. Then you come to understand the strategic location of the fort. The ramps for rolling up the cannons are seen alongside the steps. There is also a holding cell for prisoners. A basic pay n use toilet and a small store selling water and other packaged foods is seen right outside the fort. What is lacking is a plaque or tour guide to explain about the fort.

  • This is also known as Circular Fort. Has very nice views to offer once you climb up the steps. Unobstructed sea view in the front, wind mills on the left, and some majestic mountains behind. It's about 5-6 kms from Vivekananda rock memorial viewpoint, so one can easily cover this spot. Rs. 30 will be charged for a car after entering the road leading to the fort by local gram Panchayat, which includes parking outside the fort.

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