At a distance of 6 kms north-east of Kanyakumari (on NH7), Vattakottai (Round Fort) is a granite fort constructed by Marthanda Varma to function defence for Nanjil Nadu. This city can also be having a pleasant seaside.
It’s rectangular in form and covers an space of about three and a half acres. The fort is enclosed by partitions 25 to 26 toes excessive, together with the parapet, 29 toes thick on the entrance, 18 toes on the corners and 6 toes on the rear. The small river by the aspect of the fort, and the inexperienced vegetation throughout add to the surroundings of the fort and has now change into a vacation resort and picnic centre.
It’s mentioned that there’s a subway or tunnel about 4 toes width, supposed to attach the Padmanabhapuram palace. Now the tunnel has been closed.
Timings: eight AM to eight PM. Entry charge – Adults Rs 15 & Youngster Rs 10.