Kanyakumari is a versatile destination that caters to the needs of the versatile tourist. Some of the most versatile Kanyakumari tourist places near hotels are historical sites and beaches. One such historic tourist spot in Kanyakumari is the Vattakottai Fort. The Vattakottai Fort is a coastal fort facing the Bay of Bengal on one side. It is also known as the Circular Fort.
The Vattakottai Fort’s history dates back to 300 years ago when it was built by the Travancore King, Marthanda Varma in 1729. The fort was constructed as a coastal defense and was the last known coastal fort built by the Travancore Kingdom. Although the word Vattakottai means circular, Vattakottai Fort is rectangular. The fort is surrounded by grandiose walls reaching a height of 25-26 feet, takes up an area of about 3.5 acres of land. The Vattakottai Fort inside is also home to watchtowers, weapon rooms, and many more similar segments within the fort.
There are also many tourist attractions near Vattakottai Fort like the beaches with black sand which are viewable from the fort. Furthermore, almost all these Kanyakumari tourist places as mentioned in the introduction are located near highly-rated hotels in terms of closeness from tourist sites and in terms of amenities they provide. The Vattakottai Fort timings for visiting start from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days of the week including weekends and there is no Vattakottai Fort entry fee.
Some other tourist places near the fort include the Vattakottai beach, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, and many more. Kanyakumari is known for many such tourist sites as well as for high-rated hotels which cater to every tourist’s needs. One such hotel that is almost at the center of all the tourist places is The Gopinivas Grand.
The Gopinivas Grand is the perfect Hotel for tourists looking to travel to Vattakottai Fort as well as similar tourist spots due to its prime location. It is close to every must-see tourist place in Kanyakumari. The Gopinivas Grand Hotel offers a wide variety of facilities at reasonable rates. In conclusion, the Vattakottai Fort is a must-visit for its scenic beauty, historic importance, and indestructible architecture.