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Tranquebar (Tharangabadi), the road less taken

We visited Thirunallar temple to seek the blessings of the lord Saturn (lord Shani bhagawan) and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not worth the travel

Not much to see and poorly maintained by the state archaeology department. A small museum inside a... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Chennai (Madras), India
via mobile
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Nagapattinam District, Tharangambadi 609105, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Thirunallar temple to seek the blessings of the lord Saturn (lord Shani bhagawan) and then decided to head towards Tranquebar (Tharangabadi). Our search for nearby places lead us to visit this old Danish port. We were not disappointed, On the sea shore, stood...More

1  Thank RangarajanS7
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Not much to see and poorly maintained by the state archaeology department. A small museum inside a building that doesn't look like a fort

Thank PrahalathanKK
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I took a bus from Chidambaram and got down at Karaikal. The small seaside town of singing waves is just 10 minutes away from the Karaikal bus stop. As you enter this town and head to the sea, you will find a peach-coloured fort standing...More

1  Thank ShivaniS821
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Built by the Danes in CE 1620, the small fort served as the administrative capital of the rather minuscule Danish possessions in India. The fort has a small museum which gives a peek into the lives and times of the Danes in India.

Thank VarunN174
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The fort isn't as magnificent as other forts in the southern parts of India, the walls are painted in faint pink color and the bars on the doors and windows are chrome which I doubt has any similarities with the original fort. But, this place...More

Thank Hlychho
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Just be there and feel the waves hitting the shores. The view of the fort at sunrise is a spectacle.Nothing but a view point. But if you have photography friends, you might end up spending half a day here.

Thank BharathMS
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Nothing great to see but unfortunately this is the only place to visit next to the beach in Tharangambadi. Entry fee is only Rs.5 and they charge around 30 for a camera. They have a name board for each room, but i don't see any...More

2  Thank Traveller_Bng
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

A quaint and calm little town. The buildings are unique. There is a small museum that is open till 6pm and fort. The beaçh is lined with washed away wall chunks that look beautiful. Lots of shells for children to collect. Visited near sunset, has...More

Thank Lavanash
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Initially the entire city was fortified but what is now referred to as the fort is the fortified trading post. Please refer to my review of the Fort under Fort Dansborg

Thank neeleshkulkarni
Reviewed 24 February 2018

It is an old seafront structure that you can cover in ten minutes. Notwithstanding its historic significance, there isn't much to see here.

Thank Manoj_V_Kumar
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1 February 2016|
Response from Debarati D | Reviewed this property |
Renovation going on in the fort now. Timings are 10 30 am to 5 30 pm. Fridays closed. Entry fee is Rs. 10 for adults. Rs. 30 for camera. Take the Chennai - Nagapattinam Hwy/E Coast Rd and NH 45A. About 1 hr 15 mins from... More
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1 February 2016|
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I want to know the timings of fort. Is there holiday for fort? Is it Sunday or any other weekday? Food availability? Entry fees? Pls guide on Car travel route from Chidambaram. M planning for tis weekend. Pls send me... More