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Forts in Kerala

Kerala has a glorious past as it is the state which have seen most of the rulers and has been host to a number of foreigners who settled on its coast. Kerala can be seen as the hub for culture, power, trade and arts in its ancient times. Blends of various culture can be seen in the monuments , temples and forts and palaces located here in the Kerala State of India. Forts in Kerala have been influenced by the different rulers in different time with beautiful architecture and design. There are plethora of forts in this state.

These forts depict a fusion of traditional Kerala and various foreign styles of architecture. Kerala in known all over the world due to its rich historical backgrounds and culture that prevails here.Some of the famous forts of Kerala are Bekal Fort, Fort Kochi, Chandragiri Fort, Cranganore Fort and many more.


Visit Most 10 Famous Forts in Kerala

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

'Bekal Fort', is the largest fort located in Kasargod, Kerala, India, spreading over 40 acres. Sivappa Nayaka of Bednore constructed the Bekal Fort in 1650AD. The Fort looks to have been built up from the... more »
Chandragiri  Fort

Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri Fort, built in the 17th century, located in Kasargod District of Kerala. This is another popular tourist attraction which is located south-east of Kasargod town. It is a large square-shaped fort situated beside a... more »
Cranganore Fort

Cranganore Fort

Cranganore Fort, is also known as Kodungallur Fort, was constructed by the Portuguese in 1523 A.D. and was called Fortaleza da Sao Tome is located in Thrissur District of Kerala India. The Dutch took possession... more »
Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Fort is also known as Tipu Sultan’s fort is an old fort situated in the center of Palakkad town of Kerala. It was built by Haider Ali, father of Tipu Sultan in 1766 and... more »
Hosdurg Fort

Hosdurg Fort

Hosdurg Fort is a fort situated in Kanhangad which is part of Kasargod district in Kerala. Hosdurg Fort with its round support looks impressive from a distance.Somashekara Nayaka from the Keladi Nayaka dynasty of Ikkeri... more »
Nedumkotta Fort

Nedumkotta Fort

Nedumkotta or currently known as Travancore lines was a wall built as a security against constant attacks and threats from northern kingdoms mainly Zamorins of Kozhikode. It was built by the Dharma Raja Karthika Thirunal,... more »
St. Angelo Fort

St. Angelo Fort

St. Angelo Fort which is also known as Kannur Fort or Kannur, is located quite away from the town of Kannur, a city in Kerala is a fort facing the Arabian Sea. Today, St. Angelo's... more »
Pallipuram Fort

Pallipuram Fort

Pallipuram Fort is a fort located in Ernakulam district of Kerala. It was built by the Portuguese in 1503 and is the ancient surviving European fort in India. The Dutch captured the fort in 1661... more »
East Fort

East Fort

The East Fort is located at the heart of the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. The East Fort area in the Capital City of Thiruvananthapuram bears a lot of historic significance. The... more »

Tellicherry Fort

Tellicherry Fort is located in Thalassery town of Kannur District of Kerala India. The British East India Company built the fort in 1708 to establish a stronghold on the Malabar Coast. In 1781 Hyder Ali,... more »