Fort St. Angelos

Fort St. Angelos, Kannur: Hours, Address, Fort St. Angelos Reviews: 4/5

Fort St. Angelos
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JaniJermans
Bengaluru, India305 contributions
historical monument
Jan 2021
this is a historical place that you should visit if you are in the city, nice gardens and well maintained place to admire the old historic monuments
Written 18 January 2021
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EkMusafir
Pune, India2,206 contributions
Five Hundred Years Old Fort Of The Portuguese Era.
Dec 2019
This is an over five hundred year old fort built by the Portuguese after the 1498 visit of Vasco Da Gama to India. The fort was used by the Portuguese to provide naval supplies for their conquest of Goa and Malacca. Later in 1663 the Dutch captured the fort from the Portuguese and pulled down the original wooden structure and built a stronger stone fort. In 1772 the Dutch sold the fort to King Ali Raja of Arakkal. In 1790 it was seized by the British and used as their chief military station in the Malabar till 1947.

The fort is in a fairly well preserved condition and being looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is open for tourists every day from 8 am to 6 pm. Car parking charges were ₹20 and entry charges ₹25 per head, which can be paid with credit card as well. The fort is at a beautiful location overlooking the Moppila Bay Harbour and is quite a nice area to walk around in with a lot of greenery and good views of the sea along the ramparts of the fort, with the old canons still in position as they used to be ages ago. There is also an amphitheatre where Light and Sound shows are sometimes held in peak tourist season.

It is a must see attraction if you visit Kannur. It will take around an hour to walk around the scenic precincts of the fort, but well worth the effort. The best time to visit is early morning before it gets too hot, or in the evening just before sunset.
Written 6 February 2020
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chow69
Bhopal, India2,068 contributions
SMALL BUT UNIQUE FORT WHICH CHANGED HANDS A GREAT MANY TIMES. LOVELY VIEWS OF THE SEA
Jan 2020
Fort St Angelos is located in the Cannanore Cantonment area and is fairly well preserved as a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. An important historical monument and a popular tourist attraction it has Tourism Policemen posted for protection duty.
We visited this fort on our second day in Kannur during our recent trip to Kerala.
Established by the Portuguese in the early 1500 the fort was initially with them till it was annexed by the Dutch in 1663. It was sold to the Arrakal Raja in 1772 by the Dutch. The British finally seized it in 1790 and thereafter it was their base in the Malabar till 1947.
The fort is very well preserved and also has a chamber where in 2015 a huge lot of cannon balls were excavated. The views from the fort are awesome. The view of the Moppilla Bay from the fort ramparts is lovely.
A MUST VISIT LOCATION if in Kannur.
Written 4 February 2020
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ianx17489
Inverurie, UK697 contributions
Interesting fort with wonderful sea views...
Jan 2020 • Couples
Interesting fort with wonderful sea views. Lots of history although more story boards would have been useful.....
Perfect for a wander through and soaking up the history of the place.
Written 24 January 2020
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Ann J
8 contributions
Beautiful views
Jan 2020
Historically interesting and transformed to great use as a lovely public park, picnic and play areas. The views are also beautiful.
Written 15 January 2020
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MaudWinnie
Doha, Qatar22 contributions
local guided tour
Jan 2020
great history lesson from the guide and great views from the fort. Such an interesting place to visit
Written 6 January 2020
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G ASWANTH KUMAR R
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
Family trip
Jan 2020
Nothing much intrested to see in this place. Just for clicking photos with sea side you can go to this place.
Written 1 January 2020
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Ankit2806
Bangalore District, India123 contributions
Lovely quiet place
Dec 2019 • Friends
Spend some quiet time here. Nice, clean and great views of the sea. Just sit in the shade of some tree and watch the sea go about its business.
Written 27 December 2019
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Ninan N
6 contributions
Kannur
Dec 2019 • Solo
Kannur is a seaside town in the northern region of Kerala state in South India.

Though in Kerala state, Kannur is not much known to the outside world. But it has got beautiful sandy beaches on the western coast and it's eastern part is well known for wildlife and known for very good trekking spots.

Kannur is not spoiled by influx of tourists as it is often ignored and not promoted by the south Kerala lobbyist group of bureaucrats from Kochi and Trivandrum.

Kannur is still a virgin beauty unexplored.

Kannur and other northern districts of Kasaragod, Wayanad and Kannur districts which lies far away from the South Kerala capital city of Trivandrum. Kannur and it's neighbouring districts has a unique culture and language which is very different from the feudal Kerala culture of Central and South Kerala.

Though in Kerala state, people of North Kerala region identify themselves as Malabari's or People of Malabar region of erstwhile British Malabar state of pre-independence era.

The four North Kerala districts of Kasaragod, Kannur, Wynad and Kozhikode never

The feudalistic and casteist people of Souhth Kerala and it's bureaucratic machinery always tried to ignore avoid and suppress any development efforts of Malabari people.

The latest example being the newly inaugurated Kannur International Airport which the South Kerala lobby is trying shut down as they it will open the doors of development of Malabar.

Kannur people are native speakers of Malabari Malayalam and they still yearn for a separate Malabar State with Kannur as its capital.
Written 21 December 2019
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mathews k
kuala lumpur139 contributions
Fort of lots of history
Dec 2019 • Family
Old fort built by the Portuguese in 1505. Taken over by the Dutch and then sold to the Arrakal family.
Lastly taken by the British.
Written 19 December 2019
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