Kottappuram Fort

Kottappuram Fort, Kodungallur: Address, Phone Number, Kottappuram Fort Reviews: 4/5

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jishnumj
Kochi (Cochin), India590 contributions
Super place
Sep 2018 • Friends
Kottappuram Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1523 was referred to popularly as Cranganore Fort and is now known as Kodungallur Fort. ... Kottappuram Fort played a significant role in many wars between the Zamorin and the rulers of Cochin
Written 23 September 2018
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Joji J
Kochi (Cochin), India3,094 contributions
"only the ruins of the fort is remaining now but the history of the fort is worth studying"
Dec 2017 • Solo
One who is interested in studying the history of the Portuguese (they built the Fort in 1523 AD), Dutch and British reign, Tipu Sultan, Knanaya Thoma who constructed the church in the Fort etc you have to visit the fort. The Fort is now known as Cranganore Fort or Kodugallur Fort but nothing is being done to preserve the Fort by the authorities despite the fact that it is a sought after tourist destination. I have been to Fort several times and have collected the history of the Fort in detail from various sources. It's one of the must see destinations in Kodungallur area.
Written 29 April 2018
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sunseb
Kochi (Cochin), India894 contributions
goos fort to know about history
Jun 2017 • Solo
Small fort. Nothing much to see. Good place to know about the Portuguese and Dutch history. Church and cemetery are nearby
Written 31 March 2018
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Jils K
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A GREAT EPIC MOMENTS FOR ALL KNANAITIES......
Oct 2017 • Friends
It is a great place to visit for all knanaya Christians, those who have an invaluable history since AD 345 related to their jews background and culture.I recommend all knanaya people should visit this place once in their life because that soil has an unforgettable relation to their life.
Written 29 November 2017
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Preethi N
68 contributions
Just remains of ancient ruins
May 2017 • Family
The fort is left with just remains of Portuguese empire. Nothing much to see. good to know about history of this fort.
Written 9 May 2017
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Johnson V
Mumbai34 contributions
Historic ruins
May 2017 • Family
Nothing much is left of the fort, though it is interesting to hear the guides tell about the history of the place. This is one of the few places where the Dutch and Portuguese had a fight, rather than the British!
Written 9 May 2017
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Dr RANGARAJAN R
100 contributions
Reasonably good Fort
Apr 2017
The area is fairly good with a market near by, where you can spend some time. You can walk to nearby Church and Cemetry.
Written 24 April 2017
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Alex A
Bengaluru, India504 contributions
Saga of earlier times
Feb 2017 • Friends
Historic land from ancient times. 300 BC Chera period followed by the Pandavas from 300 AD to 800 AD. The Fort is from the time of the Portuguese, French and later the British. Ibn Battuta visited this Muziris area and wrote of his experience

Towards the sea is jutting land - munambam - which accommodates the ancient fishing harbor. The strategic positioning of the fort gave control with cannons of marauders approaching from many directions - Arabian Sea, Periyar river, Vembanad Kayal, backwaters and smaller tributaries. Standing atop the laterite wall, imagine the defender and the attacker at war, the many factors of wind and rain and water and storms.

Agastya's Palm leaf writings in the region give evidence of the many who came calling -- Jews, Pahlavi, Arabs, Hebrew, Chinese

Relax, this is place to meditate and allow the past to catch up with your present - take it in at a leisurely pace. Muziris is so full of history and the fort is but a part of it.
Written 5 April 2017
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MisterNiceGuy_iz
Doha, Qatar46 contributions
Historical beauty
Nov 2015 • Friends
History lovers will love this ancient fort. It is conserved by Muziris Heritage project.
The surrounding area is very calm and beautiful with church, full of greenery, river and traditional houses. Beside the river on the walkway, there's a convenient fishing spot. Can easily spend few hours there.
There is no exhibits in this fort. The excavations done in recent years revealed several priceless pieces of history however they are not displayed in the Fort.
Written 23 October 2016
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AnitaHastir
Amritsar, India83 contributions
Really good fort
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is one proper fort at least. I would anyday prefer this over Fort Kochi whcih is nothing but a beach with probably 1% of the remains of the fort.
Written 19 November 2015
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