Alamparai Fort Mahabalipuram - Tamilnadu

The 17th century fort, built during the Mughal Era, located at a village near Mahabalipuram is the Alamparai Fort. The ruins of the fort still attracts thousands of visitors round the year, which was once a prominent Sea trade center between India and other countries with a 100 meter long dockyard.



Alamparai Fort was built by Mughal Era, taken over by the French and later on conquered by the British rulers. The present day ruins are after the Tsunami in Indian Ocean during 2004.

The arms and ammunitions used by the French and British troupes are exhibited in the fort. With a mausoleum at the center, the fort is built using bricks and limestone, where one can reach the top of the fort using the steps to have a panoramic view around. Boating is also possible with the help of the local fishermen.

Best time to visit : The best time to visit Alamparai Fort in Mahabalipuram is between November to March as the weather is pleasant for exploring this Hiatorical Monuments in Tamilnadu

Nearest places to visit

Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Pondicherry, Sadras beach, Tiger Caves, Crocodile and Snake bank.

How To Reach :

By Air - The nearest airport is Chennai airport and the distance is around 100 km and you can go by surface.

By Rail - you can reach the Alamparai Fort from Chennai Egmore railway station and the distance to reach the place is just 100 KM or you can opt to go from Chengalpattu Railway station located at a distance of 67 KM.

By road - The roads are well tied and the Tiger Caves can be reached from any part of neighboring cities like Kanchipuram, Chengalpet and Chennai.