Location : 3 km west of
Kannur town, north Kerala.
Attraction : A fascinating view of a natural fishing bay and a sea
wall projecting from the fort separating the rough sea and inland
In 1663, the Dutch captured the fort from the Portuguese and sold
it to Ali Raja of Kannur. In 1790 the British who seized control
over the fort, renovated and equipped it to be their most important
military station in Malabar.
Today, St. Angelo's Fort is a protected monument under the Archaeological
Survey of India. The fort offers a fascinating view of the Moppila
Bay and Dharmadom Island. Dharmadom island, only 5 acres in area,
is situated 100 metres away from the mainland in the Arabian sea.
The Moppila Bay is a natural fishing bay. A sea wall projecting
from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. Today, the
bay has turned into a modern fishing harbour, developed under the
Nearest railway station: Kannur, about 3 km.
Nearest airport : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about
Malabar was the popular term used in the ancient and medieval periods
to delineate the Malayalam speaking areas of Kerala which comprised
numerous petty states and kingdoms. By the close of the medieval
period, three prominent kingdoms emerged : Travancore, Kochi and
Malabar. But after the re-organisation of states on linguistic basis
in 1956, these three political units merged to assume the name Kerala