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Thalassery Fort


Hours Open : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Thalassery Fort is an ancient monument in Thalassery also known as Tellicherry which is a town in the Kannur district of Kerala. It is situated on the Thalassery beach on a rocky cliff. The fort is now supervised by the Archaeological Survey of India and comprises of a large gateway as well as a lighthouse. Near the fort also lies the bungalow of the sub-collector, St. Rosary Church and Brennen cemetery. This historical fort has also experienced the making of the Malayalam movie Pazhassiraja.

The fort has a square shape, massive walls and doors which are artistically carved. It has laterite blocks and walls with holes of loops which are aided by strong supporters. The entrance is huge, decorated with mural paintings tracing back to the 18th century present on its rooftop. The mighty fort also comprises of a gallery inside it with pictures of caves, monuments and ancient paintings. It was a mark of the development and progress of Thalassery. Odathil Palli which is an old mosque, Jagannatha temple and Thiruvangadi Sri Rama Swami Temple are some other attractions located nearby the fort and are a must-visit. 

Getting There

Thalassery has a well developed local transportation system with autorickshaws and buses accessible from any part of the city. However, it is more convenient to hire a private taxi or a car to reach the Thalassery Fort.

Contact Detail

Near Thalassery New Bus Stand Kanyakumari - Panvel Highway, Pilakool, Thalassery, Kerala 670103