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About Ancient Kerala

Ever since the British came to Kerala coast for the trading purpose of spices and coffee (that established historical importance of Kerala), this state has seen many important chapters of the history of India. Infact marked by the rise and fall of many dynasties and communities, the Kerala history has its own importance that can not be avoided any how.

Kerala History - The Chapter Begins

With Vasco Da Gama arriving at the Malabar coast in 1498, to the traders of Middle East, Mediterranean and China coming here, Kerala has not changed much in respect to its heritage and cultural aspect. From 16th century A.D. to 19th century A.D, there was much chaos over domination and the place saw settlement of many merchant communities ( as it was one of the most important sea coast of the India at that time). Even today too many historic places of Kerala provide living records of these communities and the bygone time that established this state on the map of world travel.

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And it was this coming of the foreign traders, many brilliant forts were constructed during their rule (today they are regarded as a famous historical places of Kerala). It is even believed that the ancient forts of Kerala are some of the best preserved historical legacy of the country. Most of these Kerala historical places were built by the foreign powers to safe guard their hold on the state. Forts like St.Angelo's Fort, Bekal Fort and Palakkad Fort belong to this category. The establishment of these forts influenced the architecture and style of building in the coming generations. Lets have a walk past the history with these forts.

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Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

The fort, built in the 17th century is one great attraction and is a place of historical importance in Kerala. Located some 19 kms from Kasargod town, Bekal Fort lies abutted by the Arabian Sea. The scenic beauty of the place makes it stand out and that is the main reason of its popularity. The fort building is also magnificent featuring many great details.

Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Fort

Located in the Palakkad district, the fort has witnessed great many historical events in Kerala during 18th and 19th century. The fort was built by Hyder Ali in the year 1766 A.D. to hasten the communication between Coimabatore and the West Coast. The fort as such bear a great historical importance.

Other Famous Kerala Historical Places
Other Kerala famous places include Pallippuram Fort The fort, built in the year 1503 A.D., is one of the oldest existing European monuments in the country. Pallipuram Fort was built by the Portuguese. A church located within the fort premises is a popular pilgrim place. St.Angelo's Fort St.Angelo's Fort is located some two and a half kilometres from Kannur town and built on the shore line. The fort was built by the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, Sir Francisco De Almeiyda. The fort was captured by the British and for a long time remained under their control. The fort at present is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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