Kerala has a distinctive past. Kerala had once been the hub of much political activity and have witnessed the influx of various foreign powers, which settled down in various parts of the state. The forts of Kerala speak volumes about the colonial powers that ruled during the past years.
The royal forts in Kerala such as the St.Angelo's Fort, Bekal Fort, Palakkad Fort built by these colonial powers represents the magnificence of the foreign architecture.
Pallippuram Fort at Kerala
Built by the Portuguese in 1503, Pallippuram fort in Ernakulam is one of the oldest existing European monuments in India. You can visit the Catholic Church at Pallipuram which is an important pilgrim centre.
Palakkad Fort at Kerala
Palakkad Fort was constructed by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766. Later it was taken over and modified by the British. The silence of the fort reminds us of old tales of valor and courage. This is now protected and preserved by the archaeological survey of India.
St. Angelo's Fort at Kerala
Situated near the sea coast about 2 km. away from Kannur town, St. Angelo's Fort was built in 1505 AD by Sir Francisco De Almeiyda , the first Portuguese Viceroy of India. This fort, controlled by the British, is now under the archeological department.
Bakel Fort at Kerala
Bakel fort boasts of a scenic beauty and natural charm. This important tourist spot is located 26 kms south of Kasaragod town. It is built by the Ikkeri Naikkan's in the 17th century. You must visit this artifice that had stood past the time and still remains a marvel to the eyes.
Dutch Palace at Kerala
This Dutch Palace in Mattanchery, built by the Portuguese, was presented to the Raja of Cochin in 1555. Explore the glory of the palace that lies in the murals. The central courtyard of the palace is the temple is dedicated to Pazhayannur Bhagavathi . Don't miss to have a look at the coronation hall where dresses and palanquins used by the rulers of Kochi are displayed.
The forts in Kerala boast of architectural panache of the artists. Enjoy the rare view during your tour to Kerala .
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