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Anjengo Fort, Varkala

The Anjengo Fort is a monument which was constructed by the Portuguese in 1695. It is located at Anjengo, a land placed between the roaring seas and the backwaters. It lies 15 km south of Varkala.

The fort occupies historical importance. It was originally made to store goods. Afterwards, the British captured this place and utilised it for Military purposes. Hence, this fort does not have an intimidating look like other forts in Kerala.

The most important feature of this fort is the masonry canal. The canal still exists but in a worn out condition. The fort also nests a few tombstones. The oldest of these belong to 1704 AD. It is said that the tombstones are of early inhabitants who lived in this fort.

You can see the fort between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. The fort is open every day except Sundays and public holidays. The fort also offers panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Muthalipuzha Lake which flows around the fort makes it an apt place for contemplation.

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