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Bekal Fort, Pallikkere

This 13th century Bekal Fort at Pallikkere is the largest and best-preserved fort in Kerala on the Arabian Sea. early period, the fort was under the control of Kadamba dynasty and later ruled by Kolathiri Rajahs. 



The fort is built of literate blocks directly over the bedrock. It is roughly polygonal on plan perched peon the steep bank of the sea. The twelve meter high fortification wall is impregnated with 15 bastions of semicircular, octagonal, oval, square and rectangular shape. The main entrance in zigzag fashion on the north side.




The fort appears to have been built up from the sea as three fourths of its exterior is drenched and the waves continually stroke the citadel.



The fort spread over 40 acres still has interesting structures. Some of them are:
  • Observation Tower
  • the Magazine Room
 Fort is open on all days, and it is maintained by ASI.



This post first appeared on My India Travel, please read the originial post: here

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