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Kannur St. Angelo's Fort History

A massive triangular laterite fort, replete with a moat and flanking bastions, the St. Angelo's Fort also called Kannur Fort was constructed by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francesco de Almeida in 1505.

In 1663, the Dutch captured the fort from the Portuguese and sold it to Ali Raja of Kannur. In 1790 the British who seized control over the fort, renovated and equipped it to be their most important military station in Malabar.

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Historical Attractions

  • A massive triangular laterite fort
  • Constructed by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francesco de Almeida in 1505
  • British's most important military station in Malabar from 1790
  • A sea wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water
  • Moppila Bay and Fishing harbour
  • Fort walls repleted with a moat on North inland side
  • Flanking bastions giving nice view of Arabian sea
  • Offers a fascinating view of the Moppila Bay and Dharmadom Island
  • Army barracks, cannons etc. can be seen

Address of Kannur

Kannur City is located in Kannur district of Kerala state, India - 670003.

How to Reach

  • Distance From: Kasaragod - 100 km, Kozhikode - 92 km, Mysore - 182 km
  • Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport - 120 km
  • Nearest Bus station: Kannur
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kannur
  • Transport: Kannur city is well connected to all the major cities by an excellent road, railways.

Where to Stay

There are many hotels and resorts including beach resorts available for stay in Kannur city.

Visiting Places near Kannur