Kerala Historic Architecture
The monuments of Kerala allow visitors to travel back in time to the exquisite palaces of the Kings and Queens of the bygone era. In the ancient times, Kerala had been a center of extreme political activity and because of its strategic location beside the Arabaian Sea, the land had witnessed the invasion of several foreign powers.
|Bekal Fort © 2005 Hari Menon|
Palakkad Fort (Tipu's Fort) is an old granite fort situated in the heart of Palakkad town of Kerala state. It was built by Haider Ali in 1766 and remains one of the best preserved forts in Kerala.
Karumadikuttan refers to a 10th century, black granite statute of Buddha, founder of Buddhism located in Alappuzha.
Arackal Palace & Kannur Fort
The Arackal Palace is the sole Royal household of Muslims in Kerala.It is located at Kannur. The Arackkal Family was known as Arackkal Beevi,who could also be invested with sovereignity if she happened to be older than the senior male member of the family. The fort built by the Portugese stands nearby.
The fort, built in the 17th century is one great attraction in Kerala. Located some 19 kms from Kasargod town, Bekal Fort lies abutted by the Arabian Sea. The scenic beauty of the place makes it stand out and that is the main reason of its popularity. The fort building is also magnificent featuring many great details.
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