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Anjengo Fort

 

Anjengo Fort is forever remembered in the pantheons of history as the location of the first trade settlement of the East India Company in Kerala. Legend has it that the English were given this site by the Queen of Attingal for trade purposes. Anjengo or Anjuthenguwas a small stretch of land with five coconut trees at the time and the fort was named after the same.  The old English Fort that once stood here would be constantly attacked by foreign powers for centuries.

Today, this place provides one with a majestic architectural marvel situated in a picturesque setting. Located near the popular tourist haunt of Varkala, you have a secluded beach on one side and a backwater stretch on the other. The coconut groves that dot the shore add to the destination’s charm and make it among the finest picnic spots in the area. One can simply sit and watch fishermen diligently go about their work, following traditions and customs that have never changed regardless of whose flag was raised at the summit of the Fort.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Varkala, about 12 km and Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 37 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 35 km

Location

Latitude: 8.672415, Longitude: 76.756396

Geographical Information

Distance from district headquarters: 3600 m North direction.

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