Thalassery Fort ( Tellicherry Fort)

Thalassery Fort is one of the main Tourist attraction of Kannur which explains the history of the region. Tellicherry Fort is built overlooking the Arabian Sea and also has a secret tunnel to the sea

Nestled amidst the lush green trees and pristine environs, Thalassery Fort is located nearly 22 KM away from Kannur district. It was constructed in 1708 AD and was one of the important military centers of the British government. It is situated in the heart of Thalassery town and can be easily accessed. This fort is built in a square shape and can be easily distinguished by its massive ventilated walls and strong flanking bastions. It also has a secret tunnel to the sea and intricately carved huge doors. It also has a cemetery and collector’s mansion nearby.

Travel Tips

Thalassery Fort is a must – see destination of Kannur district. It is an ideal location to explore the history of the region. The famous St. John Angelican church is situated behind this fort. One unique feature of this fort is its entrance which is through the top of a giant wall. From the fort premises, one can view the nearby Holy Rosary church.

How to Reach

This place can be easily reached by the visitors either via rail or air. Kannur railway station is the nearest one which is just 18 km away from this place. Calicut international airport is the nearest airport and situated at the distance of 84 km.

Activities

Here, the tourists can explore the interior and exterior of the fort, see the fascinating view of Rosary church, relax in the lush green area, and discover the nearby destinations as well.

Timings & Season

Thalassery Fort generally opens in all seasons of the year and, therefore, the tourists can plan their trip this place at any time or in any season as per their desire.

History

It was constructed in 1708 AD and was one of the important military centers of the British government.