Thalassery Fort

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The magnificient Thalassery Fort is located in the heart of Thalassery town in Kannur district. Thalaserry fort is located at a distance of 22 Km from Kannur. The fort was built in 1708 AD and it was the military centre for the British.

It played a major role in the commercial and military activities of the British during the colonial period. Built on a cliff that is situated on the banks of Muzhapilangad Beach, this fort carries within it many stories of colonial rule and the Mysore Invasion.

After British established their settlement in the Malabar Coast and constructed the Thalaserry Fort. In 1700, the British constructed the Thalassery Fort on a small hill called Tiruvellapadkunnu and in the year 1708, it had been strengthened by raising its height as well as with bastions. This fort is a real testimonial for their colonial imperialism.

The square structure of the Thalassery Fort is built of laterite and is distinguished by its massive ventilated walls and robust flanking bastions. The fort also has secret route to reach the sea and intricately carved huge doors. Haider Ali's captain was imprisoned in this fort.

The foundation of the fort is made of huge Laterite stones and magnificent mural painting from the 18th century decorate the entrance. Thalassery fort is one of the few monuments preserved by the Archeological Survey of India. There is an information gallery inside the fort in which pictures of burial caves, monuments and ancient paintings are exquisitely displayed.

The fort comprises of a lighthouse, a cemetery, a church and the collector's mansion nearby. The surrounding environment of the Thalassery Fort adds a mystical touch to the fort and visiting this site will sure to give a peace of mind and relaxation.

A lot of British officials are laid to rest in this cemetery that is named after Sir Edward Brennen.

The popular St. John's Anglican Church is located behind Thalassery fort.

Visiting Time : 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM

How to reach:

Nearest Bus Station : Thalassery Bus Station is about 5 km away from Thalassery Fort.

Nearest Railway Station : Thalassery (about 5 kms) and Kannur (about 20 kms) Railway Station.

Nearest Airport : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode/Calicut; about 100 kms away.


Nearest Destinations
Arakkal Museum
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
Kannur Fort
Muzhappilangad Beach
Parassinikkadavu Snake Park
Pythal Mala/Vaithal Mala


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