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Address: Nagapattinam District, Tharangambadi 609105, India
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Beautiful Sea View

It's a poorly restored fort, on the beach. Was damaged during the Tsunami. Go there to enjoy some good sea breeze and view. Not much of history, all cellars are locked, overgrown... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mahidhar R
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Bengaluru, India
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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was constructed by Dutch people,located in the sea shore .this place was important harbour for their business by sea transport .

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a poorly restored fort, on the beach. Was damaged during the Tsunami. Go there to enjoy some good sea breeze and view. Not much of history, all cellars are locked, overgrown shrubs n grass on the lawn. We parked in Bungalow on the beach, had a snack and a cool drink, the view of the fort, beach and the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are on the ECR drive, do visit this place if its not mid-noon. Evenings should be good. Nothing much in the fort to see other than some artifacts from 16th century. Beach is right in front and not easily accessible. Boulders all around. You can sit and relax for a while and continue on the trip. If you... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fort looks great from the jetty. It has quiet recently been renovated but a visit yields few additional discoveries - a few documents relating to this Danish trading posts, some photographs. Most rooms are not accessible though enticingly labelled e.g Store for wine and spirits... If only.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This historical piece of Danish colonial times is being renovated and revived nicely by the Danish and Indian societies, and is becoming very attractive and lively to visit. The museum needs some liveliness, and the need of having toilets for the visitors is urgent.

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India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is right across from the Bungalow on the beach, where we stayed. We had a good view of the fort from our balcony. We went in to visit the fort at around 4 pm. That is the right time to go. It is open from 10 am to 5.30 pm. Also, it is closed on fridays. This is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Nice fort, though very small but still, the entire place and surrounding make this fort much more better place. And off course right on the edge of the sea, awesome place.

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bangalore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The fort has been maintained very poorly. There are different designated areas like the soldiers resting area, poultry area etc..etc..However all of these have a steel gate and have been locked. When you look inside they are being used as dumping areas for left over construction, electrical, plumbing material. The museum has a few document copies from that era, some... More 

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chennI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Danish fort in Tranquebar is its foremost attraction. The fort is not very large but it does pain to see that it has been renovated badly with almost pinkish paint on the walls and the museum housed in it is also in a sad state.

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Granada, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It isn't brilliantly "curated" and the choice of objects is mystifying. But there are some great wall charts that detail the history of the place - particularly interesting to us, since my partner is Danish and Denmark was associated with Tranquebar for more than 2 centuries. Worth a visit.

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