Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Colachel - 1

Name : Colachel , Kanyakumari District

Location : Colachel is 40 Km from Kanyakumari & 20 Km from
Nagercoil on the West coast road

Route : Kanyakumari ---> Nagercoil ---> Colachel

Colachel Port is a small, but natural harbour, in the western side
of the district, near the town of Colachel. The Government
has/ had plans to turn it into a major port / container
trans-shipment terminal.

This place was the scene of the battle between the Travancore
forces led by King Marthanda Varma (1729–1758) and the
Dutch East India Company forces led by Admiral
Eustachius De Lannoy on August 10, 1741.

It was the first time in Indian history that an Indian
defeated a European naval force.

A Pillar of victory to commemorate the event is seen here.

Conch - Emblem of Travancore

Dilapidated Building

Watch Tower

A stamp* released by the Department of Posts, Government of
India to mark the Tercentenary celebrations of the
9th Battalion of the Madras Regiment (Travancore).

The stamp depicts glorious event in the history of the
9th Battalion of the Madras Regiment (Travancore)
— a capitulation by the commander of the Dutch forces
to the Maharaja of Travancore whose army had routed
the foreign forces in the battle of Colachel in 1741*

* Source : The Hindu Download As PDF


SAMEEEM said...

Colachel Website & song, Pictures are very nice super

SAMEEEM said...

Colachel Site is very nice, Song & picture are very super

Anonymous said...

Thought I would comment and say neat theme, did you make it for yourself? It’s really awesome!

Sathiesh Kumar said...

Thanks for your comments. I did myself

Anonymous said...

What a nice post. I really love reading these types or articles. I can?t wait to see what others have to say..

Anonymous said...

Yes, probably so it is

Anonymous said...

Gud work my friend, but a correction. The Dutch were defeated not by the Madras Regiment, which did not exist at the time, ie 17 the century. It was the Travancore Armed forces, later becoming part of the Madras Regiment, that did it, it is unfortunate that the stamp tells this way. Students of history shall be misguided. The inscription tells that right.

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