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Vattakottai Fort

Published Date: 03-May-2024

Built-in the 18th century by the Travancore Kings, Vattakottai Fort is a popular place to see in Kanyakumari for history buffs. This magnificent fort is built of granite blocks and spans 3.5 acres along the Bay of Bengal coast. A section of the fort has also been extended into the sea. The fort was constructed to safeguard the kingdom from enemies and included army shacks, watchtowers, and other defence facilities.

Vattakottai Fort has become a popular tourist destination due to its scenic location and peaceful surroundings. The place offers panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal and the majestic Western Ghats, as well as bright skies and glittering black sand beaches.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: The fort is about 8 km away from Kanyakumari centre, so you can take a bus or taxi to reach it.
  • Timing: 10 am-4:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Best for: It is one of the most historical places to visit in Kanyakumari.
  • Tip: Wear comfortable footwear for walking on uneven grounds.
  • Nearby Attractions: Chitharal Jain monuments, Courtallam Falls, Gandhi Mandapam, Kanyakumari Beach, Kumari Amman temple
  • Nearby Restaurants: Sea View Restaurant, Raja Restaurant, The Ocean Restaurant, Taj Restaurant, Hotel Saravana, Indus Buffet
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.3 rating and 7,800 reviews

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