Fort St. Angelos
Fort St. Angelos
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Basant_Maheshwari
Ahmedabad, India304 contributions
Sep 2022
Ruins of old fort with nothing much to see except the ruins and flat ground area inside the walls. Locals thrive as a picnic spot. Missable.
Written 22 September 2022
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Werther Veulemans
Leuven, Belgium534 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Enjoyable for a morning stroll (as later in the day it gets humid).
Walk around, submerge yourself into the ancient history of Kerala. There is even a grave from a Dutch lady who pasted away many centuries ago and had old Dutch inscriptions engraved in the tombe.
Bring your camera and enjoy the views!
Written 16 September 2022
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aruvi007
Kochi (Cochin), India69 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
It is a old fort on build in 1500 ad when Portuguese arrived, it is well maintain now also, but this not free entrance... For foreigners it is little higher than saarc.
Written 17 April 2022
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JaniJermans
Bengaluru, India316 contributions
Jan 2021
this is a historical place that you should visit if you are in the city, nice gardens and well maintained place to admire the old historic monuments
Written 18 January 2021
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EkMusafir
Pune, India2,206 contributions
Dec 2019
This is an over five hundred year old fort built by the Portuguese after the 1498 visit of Vasco Da Gama to India. The fort was used by the Portuguese to provide naval supplies for their conquest of Goa and Malacca. Later in 1663 the Dutch captured the fort from the Portuguese and pulled down the original wooden structure and built a stronger stone fort. In 1772 the Dutch sold the fort to King Ali Raja of Arakkal. In 1790 it was seized by the British and used as their chief military station in the Malabar till 1947.

The fort is in a fairly well preserved condition and being looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is open for tourists every day from 8 am to 6 pm. Car parking charges were ₹20 and entry charges ₹25 per head, which can be paid with credit card as well. The fort is at a beautiful location overlooking the Moppila Bay Harbour and is quite a nice area to walk around in with a lot of greenery and good views of the sea along the ramparts of the fort, with the old canons still in position as they used to be ages ago. There is also an amphitheatre where Light and Sound shows are sometimes held in peak tourist season.

It is a must see attraction if you visit Kannur. It will take around an hour to walk around the scenic precincts of the fort, but well worth the effort. The best time to visit is early morning before it gets too hot, or in the evening just before sunset.
Written 6 February 2020
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chow69
Bhopal, India2,068 contributions
Jan 2020
Fort St Angelos is located in the Cannanore Cantonment area and is fairly well preserved as a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. An important historical monument and a popular tourist attraction it has Tourism Policemen posted for protection duty.
We visited this fort on our second day in Kannur during our recent trip to Kerala.
Established by the Portuguese in the early 1500 the fort was initially with them till it was annexed by the Dutch in 1663. It was sold to the Arrakal Raja in 1772 by the Dutch. The British finally seized it in 1790 and thereafter it was their base in the Malabar till 1947.
The fort is very well preserved and also has a chamber where in 2015 a huge lot of cannon balls were excavated. The views from the fort are awesome. The view of the Moppilla Bay from the fort ramparts is lovely.
A MUST VISIT LOCATION if in Kannur.
Written 4 February 2020
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ianx17489
Inverurie, UK854 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Interesting fort with wonderful sea views. Lots of history although more story boards would have been useful.....
Perfect for a wander through and soaking up the history of the place.
Written 24 January 2020
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Ann J
Castelsarrasin, France8 contributions
Jan 2020
Historically interesting and transformed to great use as a lovely public park, picnic and play areas. The views are also beautiful.
Written 15 January 2020
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MaudWinnie
Doha, Qatar25 contributions
Jan 2020
great history lesson from the guide and great views from the fort. Such an interesting place to visit
Written 6 January 2020
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G ASWANTH KUMAR R
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
Jan 2020
Nothing much intrested to see in this place. Just for clicking photos with sea side you can go to this place.
Written 1 January 2020
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