Anchuthengu Fort

Anchuthengu Fort is a prominent landmark of Kovalam tourist attractions. Constructed in the 17th century, Anchuthengu Fort is a brilliant symbolization of the architectural elegance of the British rulers. It is believed that this fort situated in Kovalam is one of the oldest trading platforms established during the colonial rule in India.

Tourists coming from Thiruvananthapuram to visit Anchuthengu Fort have to cover a distance of around 36 km. There are regular bus services available from Thiruvananthapuram that offer a smooth and safe journey to the Anchuthengu Fort.

In the 1800s, the dominance of the British rulers was at its peak. From north to south and east to west, the entire land of India was under the rule of the British Empire. In order to form a stable and strong base in Kerala, the British Kingdom decided to erect the Anchuthengu Fort in Kovalam.

As a captivating touristy spot of Kerala, Kovalam is attracting people in large numbers for a long time. With its museums, forts, beaches and palaces, Kovalam stands tall on the tourism landscape of Kerala. Anchuthengu Fort enhances the grandeur of Kovalam with its sheer presence.

Manifesting the royal might and taste of the British rulers Anchuthengu Fort also has a nearby cemetery. Tourists visiting the Anchuthengu Fort are also found taking a walk to the mystique area of the cemetery.

With elegance and pride that reflects the heritage and dynastic influence of the English people in India, Anchuthengu Fort stands with elan in the Kovalam region of Kerala.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011