The fort was built in 1708 by the British East India Company, and served as a strategic military outpost during the colonial era.
The fort is a classic example of European military architecture, with massive walls, deep trenches, and strategically placed bastions. The fort was designed to defend against enemy attacks, and has several cannons and gun emplacements still in place. Visitors can explore the fort and marvel at the intricate design and construction techniques used to build it.
Apart from its historical significance, the fort also offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding landscape. Visitors can climb to the top of the bastions and enjoy panoramic views of the coast and the town.
The fort also houses a small museum, which showcases a collection of artifacts and exhibits related to the history of Thalassery and the fort. Visitors can learn about the colonial history of the region, the role of the fort in trade and commerce, and the cultural and social changes that took place during the colonial era.
Thalassery Fort is easily accessible by road, and is located in the heart of Thalassery town. It is a must-visit destination for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the colonial history of Kerala.
Address: Near Thalassery New Bus Stand Kanyakumari, Panvel Highway, Pilakool, Thalassery, Kerala 670103
How To Reach
Nearest Railway Station: Thalassery, about 900 meters away
Nearest Airport: Kannur International Airport, about 25 km | Calicut International Airport, about 96 km