Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort, Varkala
Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort, Varkala - Address
Address: Anchuthengu, Kerala 695309
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort, Varkala
If you’re into history, then Anjengo fort is a place where you can spend a couple of hours unraveling the good old time. Once an important site for the British Empire, the fort, today stands tall. The fort is clean, well maintained and is a must visit place, when in Varkala. With some great view and trees surrounding the fort, the place will make you feel closer to the nature. Also, don’t forget to carry your camera!
Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort Information
- Keep the surroundings clean.
- There are no safety railings in this fort. Hence, take care of your kids.
How To reach Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort by Public Transport
- Buses from the Varkala railway station bus stop, hired taxis and cars.
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Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort, Varkala Reviews - Write a Review
So blissful and a quiet fort though it’s very small. The back of the fort facing the sea has been occupied with concrete structures housing civilians thus obstructing the view of the sea from the fort. The garden is well maintained. Try to get to this place during monsoon. Not recommended in summer as it gets sultry and uncomfortable. The approach road is so scenic , especially the drive from here to Varkala. This fort can also serve as a good picnic spot.
A historical place. A place where people's uprisings in 1721 against the foreign rulers. Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the English East India Company had possessed this fort at various time in the history. This fort was the first establishment of the English East India Company in Kerala. Following the English East India Company's presence, the place came to be known as Anjengo, meaning five coconut trees
You will get the best view of this Fort from the Light house.. Neatly and perfectly. Maintained.. But the corners. Damaged due to traffic..
The fort is a very small one but very neatly maintained. It is easily accessible as it is on the main road from leading from Muthalapozhi (another tourist attraction). There are stairs that lead to the top of the fort, from where the sea can be seen (although the view is marred by the multitude of homes). There is a small well in the centre. The lawn is also well maintained. The fort will attract anyone, enthusing the history buffs more. There is a lighthouse very near by (hardly 50m away). The timings of the lighthouse are between 3pm and 5pm. A fee of Rs 10 is charged as entry fee into the lighthouse while the entry to the fort is free.
Its one of the historical place and it gives only a temporary satisfaction. Because on there one cant even see any kind of beautiful sceneries. Only having is a small area of greeny and some huge walls.