Sunday, October 5, 2008

Marunthukottai - 1

Name: Marunthukottai, Kanyakumari District

Location : 2 km north of Thuckalay ( Near Padmanabhapuram ).
Thuckalay is 35 Km from Kanyakumari & situated on the
Kanyakumari - Thiruvananthapuram Highway.

Route: Thuckalay ----> Padmanabhapuram ---->Marunthukottai

This fort was built during the reign of the King Balamarthanda
Varma (1729-1758) by his illustrious European General,
Delaney (1715-1777).

It was located on the hillock at a height of 895 feet from the sea level.

The Marunthukottai was used to manufacture and store the gunpowder.

Distant View of Marunthukottai

At a height of 895 feet from the sea level

Eastern Entrance

View of Maiyakottai and Udayagiri (inside Udayagiri Kottai)

View of Maiyakottai with Western Ghats on the backdrop

View from Marunthukottai - Resembling Trichy Rock Fort ?

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