Pallipuram Fort, Kochi


Pallipuram Fort, Kochi is one of the heritage sites of Kochi that deserves special mention among the tourist destinations in Kochi. Pallipuram Fort is situated in Ernakulam, one of the districts of south Kerala.

Pallipuram Fort, Kochi was erected by the Portuguese in 1503. The Pallipuram Fort of Kochi is one of the oldest European forts of India which houses a rich cultural heritage. The Pallipuram Fort is situated in the extreme northern part of the Vypeen Islands and heralds a glorious past within the territory of Kochi.

It is said that the Pallipuram Fort in Kochi was captured by the Dutch forces in 1661, but the history of Kochi affirms that the Fort was later sold to the State of Travancore in 1789. Thus, it can be said that the Pallipuram Fort of Kochi has witnessed a number of lords who had once been the master of the territory.

Moreover, it goes without mention that the Pallipuram Fort at Kochi is one of the chief destinations of tourism. The grandeur and rich past of the Fort allures the tourists to pay a visit at this site: tourists from the different parts of the world come to witness the magnanimity of the Pallipuram Fort of Kochi. The tourists, in order to reach Pallipuram Fort, can avail of the ferry service operating from Ernakulam and Kochi to Vypeen: bus services are also available from Vypeen to Pallipuram. So if are in this beautiful place of Kochi, do pay a visit to this ancient fort and unravel the beauty.

Last Updated on : 30/08/2013