Anjengo Fort


Anjengo Fort Overview

Ranked 36 of 39 sightseeing in Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Anjengo Fort, a historic monument constructed by the Portuguese in 1965, is situated at a distance of 15 km from Varkala. Locally known as Anchuthengu Fort, this monument lies wedged between the sea and the backwaters.
The land where the fort stands was given to the East India Company by the Queen of Attingal on lease. Anjengo being the first trade settlement of the East India Company, it helped them to promote trade with various countries.
The typical fort architecture seen in the other forts in Kerala is not found here. The fort has a high wall enclosing the complex with four look out points at the four corners and two entrances. Within the fort are a few anonymous tombstones.
The fort remains open for public from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on all days except on public holidays and Sundays.
One can also visit the 130-feet tall Anjengo Lighthouse and Anchuthengu Beach which is very close by.
The Muthalipuzha Lake flowing around the fort makes it an ideal place for picnics. Tourists can enjoy the spectacular view of the back waters and pristine beaches from the fort lookout points.
Currently the fort is being maintained and protected by National Heritage monuments.

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