Looking back into the history of a destination can be an interesting and enriching experience. That is why cultural and historical tourism has been gaining ground all over the world. Thiruvananthapuram which was the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore is a land with a history that is as rich as its culture. A splendid picture of the princely and colonial times in the region is reflected by the Anjengo Fort, also known as the ‘Anjuthengu Fort’.
Located in the town of Anjuthengu near Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram district, the Fort is a historical landmark that was built by the British East India Company in 1695. The Fort would serve as an important centre for the British military and trade operations in the subsequent years. The fort is built as a blend of European and Indian architectural styles. It has four bastions, each of which was used to mount eight 18-pounder guns.
The walls between the bastions used to hold up to seven or eight guns. In addition, there was a battery of nearly twenty 18 and 24-pounder guns that faced the sea. The fort housed a garrison of 400 Europeans and 70-80 to pass. Anjengo Fort also played a crucial role in the Anglo-Mysore Wars and witnessed several battles between the British and the local rulers.
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