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In 1694 The queen of Attingal granted the British East India Company, the right to establish a factory and fort at Anjengo . It was first trade settlement in Kerala. Anjengo fort was completed in 1695.The fort played an important role in the Anglo -Mysore wars in the 18th century. Fort served as a ammunition store during the Anglo - Mysore wars in the 18th century.


It is around 130 feet tall and offers a sweeping view of the entire area.


Hanging bridge between kadakkavoor and Anchuthengu across Anchuthengu kayal

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Anchuthengu village office

Anchuthengu village office is located near kayikkara Asan Smarakam, just 100 m away from varkala -Anchuthengu road

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For the uninitiated travellers riding along the tiny coastal hamlet of Anchuthengu, the Anjengo or Anchuthengu Fort is bound to be a mighty surprise. It stands tall and imposing by the roadside oozing an old-world charm. A 17th century fort, the Anjengo Fort located in Anchuthengu, a fishing hamlet in Thiruvananthapuram, is regarded as one of the earliest signs of British settlement in India. This laterite-concrete fort is a colonial relic, and was the first signalling station for the ships arriving from England. Its setting up marked a significant chapter in the history of trade and communication for the British. This square fort has four bastions and has a flight of stairs at each corner of the fort. Walk up the stairs and you get to walk along the fort walls. The view from here is breathtakingly beautiful and offers a bird's eye view of the sea-side village. The rampart walls are over 15 ft high and the walls are made of laterite blocks cemented with lime mortar. You can also see some remnants of the past such as the remains of an old wooden flag in the north-west bastion. A few tombstones can also be seen outside the fort wall. This well-maintained fort is a protected monument of the Archaeological Survey of India.