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Saint Angelo's Fort

Saint Angelo's Fort

Saint Angelo's Fort

Saint Angelo's fort stands regally on a knoll facing the ocean, offering a jaw-dropping vista of Moplah Bay and Dharmadam island in the Arabian Sea.

Also known as Kannur Fort, it has great relevance in the history of Kerala. The structure, which came to be known as St. Angelo’s fort was built by the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, Francisco D. Almeida, in 1505 on the seafront. The port became an important military base for the Portuguese. In 1663, the Portuguese were defeated by the Dutch, and the fort came under their possession. It was bought by Ali Raja of the Arakkal dynasty in 1784.

In the later years, the British seized it from the family. The fort is now a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. The architecture of this triangular port with its strong bastions, underground jails and secret tunnels are telling of what made it a strategic military base. The inland waters are separated from the rough sea by a sea wall that extends from the fort.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Kannur Bus Stand, about 2 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Kannur Railway Station, about 2 km
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By Air
By Air
Kannur International Airport, about 28 km
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All days: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM


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All days: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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