St Angelo fort kannur – Popular historical monument and tourist spot
St Angelo fort location, timings, entry deatils
St.Angelo fort is the remaining part of kerala history in colonial age, it is also known as kannur fort it is very near to arabian with facing towards west. the fort is built by francis co dialmeda, the Portuguese in 1505. he was the first Portuguese viceroy came to india. in 1693 the dutch defeated the Portuguese and owned the fort but finally the fort became under of British in 1790. the main highlight of kannur fort is, a secret tunnel present at underground if the fort, it connecting st angelo fort to thalassery fort via sea path. the st.angelo fort in now administrated by the archeological department of kerala government.
It is very clear the fort is built for defense activities of Portuguese and prevent the attack of enemies also. This was the chief military station of British till they were go back. The waves of arabian sea give more beauty to the fort. garden and attractive flowers in different colours are also the part of st angelo fort. The fort is built with laterite stone , the technical intelligence of Portuguese reflected here. The fort is triangular in shape. this triangular structure has cells and rooms during the period of British rule, they used this room as jails, each cell has a single hole to serve the food for the prisoners hold here.
A sea wall focused here separate the arabian sea from the water inside the fort. The visiting time is allowed from 8 to 6 daily. arakkal mosque close to the fort. if you spend a little time here to experience the historical fort of kerala, it will be a great thing for you. kannur is well connected to the other cities via road by KSRTC and private vehicles. kannur is the nearest railway station from here at a distance of 3 km.