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Light House and other sights at Anchuthengu

Apart from the Anjengo fort, there are many important landmarks that throw light into the place’s tryst with European colonial powers in Anchuthengu.  A 130-feet tall light house, which is believed to have guided the ships arriving from Britain, the ruins of one of the earliest factories set up by the British East India company, etc can be seen here as the monuments of a colonial past.

You can also visit the ancient churches here in order to get a glimpse of the place’s historical relevance. The churches are built in adherence to the European architectural style. A lighthouse and a convent school which is more than 100 years old are the other attractions of the place.

A nearby cemetery has tombstones evoking poignant memories of young Britons who had lost their lives trying to colonise this far off land. You can see tombstones dating back to 1704 here.

There is a masonry canal built by the British at Anchuthengu and it connects the place to Kollam. They used it for transporting merchandise by boat. Though the canal still exists, it is in a state of disrepair.

Beaches in Anchuthengu
Anchuthengu beach is unexplored and clean. You can see the fishing boats lazily parked on the shore and it is a delightful sight to see the fishing nets being dried in the sun.

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