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Fort Immanuel at Fort Kochi

 

Fort Immanuel, situated at Fort Kochi is a bastion of the Portuguese in Kochi. It was a symbol of the strategic alliance between the Maharajah of Kochi and the Monarch of Portugal, after whom it was named. Built in 1503, the fort was reinforced in 1538. By 1806 the Dutch, and later the British, had destroyed most of the fort walls and its bastions. Today, remains of this once imposing structure can be seen along the beach.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 13 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 45 km

Location

Latitude: 9.964793, Longitude: 76.243629

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