Today I, Dimpzy, mom and Sijy visited St. Angelo’s Fort at Kannur. This is the second time that I am visiting this Fort. Last year in July, I visited this fort with my South American friend Alain and his daughter Solen.
Today, it was raining and though we thought it would mess up our trip, we all really enjoyed the place. The fort is just 3 kms from Kannur, north Kerala. The entire fort was built on a triangular shaped rock. Fort was constructed by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francesco de Almeida in 1505. 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. oday, 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 Indo-Norwegian Pact.