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Alamparai Fort

Discussion in 'Tamil Nadu' started by Krishita, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Krishita

    Krishita New Member

    We are going on a family holiday to Chennai. We have heard about Alamparai Fort and would like to know some more about it, some facts, and whether it is worth visiting or not.

    Please also give some idea of how far this is from Chennai?

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    Hi Krishita,

    The distance from Chennai to Alamparai Fort is around 111km which would take you about 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours to reach depending on the traffic.

    Now let's talk about Alamparai Fort. Well, this fort is located near a village 50km away from Mamallapuram. The fort is not as well known to many as it should be, it even got mentioned as one of the lesser known tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu in the International Tourism Fair held in Berlin.

    The fort was constructed during the Mughal times between the years 1736 CE to 1740 CE and was used as a seaport. So you can imagine how old the fort is, and it's not in such a great condition, but if you overlook the condition of it, you would be able to understand how truly beautiful the fort is, especially with the fantastic views.

    Due to the fort being in an open area, it is best advised to visit the fort between the months of November and March, when the weather would be pleasant for you to explore the fort.

    If you have an interest in photography then this is an ideal to take photos.