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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous forts in Kanyakumari?

Shikha Gautam DEC 10 2012
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A structure always connected with battles and wars, fort becomes alive with colourful heritage and people searching for some part of its history as time passes by. The size, the architecture are just few of the things that attract travellers to a fort, the more intense reason seem to be the lure of the past that we find so difficult to resist.

  • Udayagiri Fort
    A historical landmark, this fort was an important part of the defense plan of the king that housed a foundry for the manufacture of guns, mortars and cannon balls within the fort. Built on huge granite rocks, this fort also has an old chapel with half-ruined tombs of a Dutch army and his family, who served the king. Apart from this historically important facts that the fort holds within its walls, it is also famous for the various faunas and floras, which can be seen in this place that has now been created into a bio-diversity park. So, combining history with touches of nature, fountains, birds and over 100 varieties of trees occupy a special place inside the fort and its surrounding.

  • Vattakottai Fort
    A popular tourist spot with the azure blue sea on one side and the majestic Western Ghats on the other makes the location of this ancient fort a treat for the eyes. The granite fort is in contrast with the beautiful well-kept green lawns and the pond of clear water in the middle, inside the fort. The combination of the colours of grey, green and blue is sure to mesmerise you for the whole day. On the north of the fort are clearly visible white windmills, offering a sight that in spite of being mundane, adds to the whole visual impact that the fort provides. So, don’t miss out any small detail. You might not realise it but those tiny things when combined with the cool sea breezes, make a visit to Vattakottai Fort one of the most amazing experiences.

After reading this, you must be seeing all these descriptions coming to life, right in front of your eyes. The sea, the hills, the stone structures, everything seems to be calling you to this town. Don’t you just want to rush to Kanyakumari!

Kanyakumari tourism houses some of the most enchanting places to visit in South India. Don't forget to see them all! Check out the IRCTC train enquiry page on ixigo to know more about the trains going to Kanyakumari.

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