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Address: Nagapattinam District, Tharangambadi 609105, India
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Painted and well maintained Fort

Important historic place to visit in Nagai district. Its neat and clean and well maintained when compared to 1997. In 1997, it was not in good make up and much importance was not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pondichéry, Pondicherry, India
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Pondichéry, Pondicherry, India
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Important historic place to visit in Nagai district. Its neat and clean and well maintained when compared to 1997. In 1997, it was not in good make up and much importance was not given by tourism department. Now clean and painted. Named each and every place. Nice garden and grass lawn is maintained in side the fort. Security maintains the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fort has been plastered and painted completely erasing its character. The rooms and displays inside are in very poor condition and there is very little information about the history of the place. Even the treaty between the Danish Admiral and the Thanjavur King is in tatters - hopefully a copy. A lost opportunity to show case a unique part... More 

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Thank anjanak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

you have feel the Danish legacy when you travel towards the beach. surrounded by Schools and churches. the Danish fort is small , maintained and clean and located very near to the sea. you can spend 30 mins hardly to see the fort along with the museum. Visit the fort before sunset. the shore of the beach was not much... More 

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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This fort overlooks the Bay of Bengal, but the museum inside does not seem to be well maintained. The fort is basic and there is not much to see.

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Thank upasana m
Coimbatore, India
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251 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was constructed by Dutch people,located in the sea shore .this place was important harbour for their business by sea transport .

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Bengaluru, India
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

It's a poorly restored fort, on the beach. Was damaged during the Tsunami. Go there to enjoy some good sea breeze and view. Not much of history, all cellars are locked, overgrown shrubs n grass on the lawn. We parked in Bungalow on the beach, had a snack and a cool drink, the view of the fort, beach and the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you are on the ECR drive, do visit this place if its not mid-noon. Evenings should be good. Nothing much in the fort to see other than some artifacts from 16th century. Beach is right in front and not easily accessible. Boulders all around. You can sit and relax for a while and continue on the trip. If you... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Fort looks great from the jetty. It has quiet recently been renovated but a visit yields few additional discoveries - a few documents relating to this Danish trading posts, some photographs. Most rooms are not accessible though enticingly labelled e.g Store for wine and spirits... If only.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This historical piece of Danish colonial times is being renovated and revived nicely by the Danish and Indian societies, and is becoming very attractive and lively to visit. The museum needs some liveliness, and the need of having toilets for the visitors is urgent.

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India
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is right across from the Bungalow on the beach, where we stayed. We had a good view of the fort from our balcony. We went in to visit the fort at around 4 pm. That is the right time to go. It is open from 10 am to 5.30 pm. Also, it is closed on fridays. This is a... More 

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