Travel Articles

India Travel Tours

Tippus Fort

April 19, 2011

Tippu?s Fort also known as Palghat fort is situated at the heart of Palghat town, Kerala. It was built by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766 AD. It was supposed to be built to promote communication between Coimbatore and the West Coast. This fort was the military headquarters of Hyder Ali and Tippu. In 1784 the British rebuilt the fort and used as their defense centre against Tippu. Later the Zamorins captured it and in 1790 was recaptured by the British. There is a Hanuman Temple here. Today some government offices are functioning in this fort.

Read entire article on India Travel Tours
« Previous Article Next Article »

More From Travel Articles

  • Cheap air south under $200 roundtrip
  • New Year's Eve 2011: Ringing out the decade in style
  • NYE reminder: Bill Maher rings in 2011 live!
  • Write a Story/Review about this topic

    Post a Comment

     

    Best of Luxury

    Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
    View All Best of Luxury
    THINGS WE LIKE