Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vattakottai - 1

Name : Vattakottai - Circular fort , Kanyakumari District

Vattakottai is six km from Kanyakumari town

Built in the 18th century as a coastal defence-fortification and
barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom under the
supervision of Captain Eustachius De Lannoy, commander of
the Travancore army.

The massive outer wall bears the symbol of two elephants and
a conch shell above the words "Vattakottai" in English.

Inside the fort

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