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Thangassery Fort

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Thangassery Fort


The British called this amusing destination ‘Dutch Quilon’ while the locals refer to it as 'gold village’. Thangassery Fort and Lighthouse is currently one of the most popular historical sites in Kerala. Situated in Kollam district, this destination invites you for a trip to the bygone era. 

The historic fort here was constructed in 1519 CE by the Portuguese and the Lighthouse was built in 1902. The place is home to the remnants of an ancient coastal defence hub built by the Portuguese, St. Thomas Fort, a Portuguese Cemetery, a canal, the ancient Port of Kollam and the Infant Jesus Cathedral. 

  Topics: Fort   Kollam  

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