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Cranganore Fort

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Type  Cultural
Condition  Structure
Demolished  Partly
Owner  Government of Kerala
Open to the public  Yes
Materials  Stone
Year built  1523
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Controlled by  Portuguese Empire  Netherlands  United Kingdom  India
Similar  Fort Emmanuel, St Thomas Fort - Tangasseri, Pallipuram Fort, Munakkal Beach, Chimmony Dam

Cranganore fort


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

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History

The stone fort was built by the Portuguese in 1523, and was called Fortaleza da Sao Tome in colonial Portuguese India.

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.

References

Cranganore Fort Wikipedia


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