This 17th-century fort is a big, squarish, hard laterite structure built in the time of Sivappa Nayaka. The fort stands 150ft above sea level, spread over seven acres. It is at the confluence of the Payaswini River and the Arabian Sea. Although the fort itself is in ruins, it is a popular location to watch the sunset from a lush green landscape. The eight bastions with cannon holes might have been used to help the army to watch the sea route clearly. The fort is also protected with deep trenches on three sides.
We can see the remains of the barracks and other buildings. Eight watch towers and underground passages in the east and west show the role this fort had in defending the land from its enemies. The sea-facing wall of the fort has cannonball holes. It offers a panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings. This lone, serene fort provides a captivating sunrise and sunset experience. It is the perfect place for travellers who seek quiet and proximity to nature while holidaying. Speedboat rides, houseboat cruises and island camping are some attractions here. Befriend fisherfolk who may offer you a ride through the backwaters.
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