Tangasseri Fort Kollam - St Thomas Fort

St. Thomas Fort or Tangasseri Fort (Malayalam: തങ്കശ്ശേരി കോട്ട) is a ruined fort located in the beach town of Tangasseri on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the city of Kollam in Kerala, India.

Fort Thomas or Fortaleza da São Tomé is located around 5 km from the city center of Kollam and 71 km from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Tangasseri Fort Kollam St Thomas Fort Kerala

Fort St. Thomas was originally around 20 feet (6.1 m) tall. Today, the remains of the fort, popularly known as "Tangasseri fort" remain facing the beach.

The government of India has taken over the fort and it is being considered an historical landmark. Restoration of the fort is ongoing. At present, the fort is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Architectural style(s): Portuguese Colonial, Built using sandstone and lime mortar

How to Reach

By Road: About 5 km from Kollam city.

Railway Station: Thangasseri fort is around 9 min (3.6 km) away from Kollam Junction Railway Station via Mulakkada Mukku-Vaddy Road.

Thangasherry East,
Kollam - 691007

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