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     Pallippuram Fort


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          Pallippuram Fort is situated in Ernakulam district of Kerala,Pallipuram Fort in Vypin Island is the oldest European construction anywhere in South East Asia.Constructed by the Portuguese in 1503 AD,The Dutch captured the fort in 1661 and sold it to the State of Travancore in 1789.It is considered as the oldest existing European fort in India.This fort is in a hexagonal shape


          The structure of the fort is quite fascinating,The outpost is a hexagonal structure.Pallippuram Fort is a hexagonal watch tower constructed by the Portuguese , The lowest floor inside the fort is raised to a height of five feet.There is a square well of dimension 3’3”. Earlier, it was the source of fresh water.for the construction of fort Laterite, mortar and wood are used.The cellar inside the fort was used to store gunpowder.The local people believe that the cellar is a tunnel that leads to the Cheraman Masjid in Kodungallur .




     Specialities of Fort

          There is a circular slab stone, on which was installed a pillar on which the radiating wooden struts supporting the upper two floors must have rested.The gate and the door posts, and the lintels are finely dressed and arched.Each face of the fort measures 32 ft long, 34 feet high, and the walls are six feet thick. Each face of the fort has three embrasures, one above the other. The central opening of the embrasures measures 2’ × 2½’. The fort could have mounted as many as guns commanding all quarters round it. There is an open space inside affording easy passage to the cellar.The walls are thickly plastered using mortar. The door way in the central circular slab is made of granite. All the six sides of the fort are overgrown with vegetation





     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(27.9 km,  50 mins )


   Directions :


1. Head west on Airport Rd/Domestic Terminal Rd
           2 m

2. TTake the 1st right to stay on Airport Rd/Domestic Terminal Rd
           450 m

3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit to stay on Airport Rd/Domestic Terminal Rd Continue to follow Airport Rd Go through 1 roundabout Pass by Indianoil petrol pump (on the left in 700 m)
           4.8 km

4. Turn right at Athaani Airport Jct onto NH 47 Pass by St Francis Assisi School (on the left)
           300 m

5. Slight left onto Parur Athani Rd
           77 m

6. Turn left at Nimi Footwears onto Athani Paravoor Rd Pass by Tomorrow Land Mens World (on the left)
           12.6 km

7. At Krishnan Dr R, continue onto Main Road Pass by KV LP School (on the left)
           1.2 km

8. Turn left at Vithayathil Glass House onto Pullamkulam Rd Pass by Shafaz Theatre (on the left)
           450 m

9. Turn right at Chitranjali onto Fort Rd Drive along S.N.H.S.S (on the left for 130 m)
           900 m

10. At Potten Theruv Jn, continue onto Republic Rd Pass by Bank of Baroda (on the right)
           3.7 km

11. Turn right at Devaswam Nada Jn onto Vypin - Pallipuram Rd Pass by HPCL Petrol Pump (on the right)
           1.2 km

12. Turn left onto Sree Narayana Guru Dharma Road
           450 m

13. Take the 2nd right
           400 m

14.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Aluva Railway Station

 Road :

 From Aluva Railway Station to spot(24 km, 41 mins )


   Directions :



1. Head toward Railway Foot Overbridge Rd southwest on Aluva - Munnar Rd Pass by Puthanangadi Traders (on the left)
           400 m

2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Masjid Rd Pass by Aluva Central Juma' Masjid (on the left)
           450 m

3. Turn right at Online IT Shoppe onto Market Rd Pass by Lakshmi Nursing Home (on the right)
           130 m

4. Take the 1st left toward NH 47
           600 m

5. Continue straight onto NH 47 Pass by Hotel Periyar (on the left)
           1.1 km

6. Turn left at Paravoor Kavala onto Aluva - Paravoor Rd Pass by Indian Oil Petrol Pump (on the left in 4.4 km)
           11.7 km

7. At Krishnan Dr R, continue onto Main Road Pass by KV LP School (on the left)
           1.2 km

8. Turn left at Vithayathil Glass House onto Pullamkulam Rd Pass by Shafaz Theatre (on the left)
           450 m

9. Turn right at Chitranjali onto Fort Rd Drive along S.N.H.S.S (on the left for 130 m)
           900 m

10. At Potten Theruv Jn, continue onto Republic Rd Pass by Bank of Baroda (on the right)
           3.7 km

11. Turn right at Devaswam Nada Jn onto Vypin - Pallipuram Rd Pass by HPCL Petrol Pump (on the right)
           1.2 km

12. Turn left onto Sree Narayana Guru Dharma Road
           450 m

13. Take the 2nd right
           400 m

14.Spot



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