Cranganore Fort

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Cranganore Fort
Kodungallur, Thrissur District, Kerala
Cranganorefort.jpg
Type Cultural
Site information
Owner Government of Kerala
Controlled by  Portuguese Empire
 Netherlands
 United Kingdom
 India
Open to
the public
Yes
Condition Structure
Site history
Built 1523
Materials Stone
Demolished Partly

Cranganore Fort, otherwise known as Kodungallur Fort, or Kottapuram Fort, is situated in Kodungallur of Thrissur District in Kerala, India.

History

The stone fort was built by the Portuguese in 1523, and was called Fortaleza da Sao Tome in colonial Portuguese India. Mar Thoma Sleeha (Thomas the Apostle) church reconstructed by Knai Thoma was inside the fort.

Dutch India took possession of it in 1661, and later it came under the control of Tipu Sultan. Dutch India wrested it back from Tipu Sultan, but the fort eventually came under the control of Tipu, who destroyed it in the following year.

Ruins

The remains of the fort show that the original fort wall was 18 feet in thickness. The ruin is also known as Tipu’s fort. The fort is about 2 km from the town of Kodungallur.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kodungallur". Kerala Tourism. Retrieved 2010-10-15.

Coordinates: 10°11′49″N 76°12′43″E / 10.197°N 76.212°E / 10.197; 76.212

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