Monday, January 18, 2016

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:

Fort is open on all days, and it is maintained by ASI.

35 comments:

Al said...

What an awesome fort - it's in great shape.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Intriguing fort design. That would be an interesting place to wander with splendid views of the sea.
I came looking for your Monday Mellow Yellow post, but can't seem to find it.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

These views of Bekal Fort are so nice and interesting.

AlexaT said...

Such a vast aria of fort, open places and interesting structure, as well! Have a pleasant week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Great post and awesome photos of the fort. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

helmiriitta 10 said...

You have such ancient culture there to enjoy! Quite interesting.

Donna said...

What an interesting fort....built on the sea and fortified in many different ways.

Rat said...

Lovely place to visit. nice photos too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That brick walkway looks as if is going to drop off the face of the earth! Very interesting history there ... How great that it is maintained and open to all.

Thomas Lee said...

Wow!Beautiful fort

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

The fort looks like it is camouflaged by the surroundings. I imagine it took several boats by surprise. What a great find!

Sylvia K said...

Another fascinating place, Rajesh, and wonderful captures!! Thank you as always for sharing your photos with us!! I hope you are enjoying a great week!!

Photo Cache said...

A very impressive fort.

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genie said...

It is really neat to see inside the fort. It is massive. So much walking in order to see everything. I really enjoyed seeing the inside as well as the outside. You have no idea what is behind those walls thanks for showing us.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots of the fort.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Forts are always interesting. I love to visit forts and imagine how in those time people lived there. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

ladyfi said...

What pretty scenery.

Melody Steenkamp said...

the first photo's give me an omnious feeling... but maybe thats wrong


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carol l mckenna said...

Seems the beauty of places in India are that way because they have been maintained well ~ Lovely shots of a very historical place ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

Astonishing feat of construction! Would love to see those bands inside, reinforcing the exterior. Thanks as always for feeding my desire to travel to India one day! Amy

photowannabe said...

I am always amazed by the archicture you share with us.

happywonderer.com said...

Looks like a great location for a fort!

Leslie: said...

It looks sort of medieval English in style.

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

Love that structure!

ROG, ABCW

Jeannie Marie said...

It's a marvelous old fort! It must have been very fun to visit!

Ira said...

It's in a good shape for a change. Nice clicks as usual!

Indrani said...

Great captures of the fort.

Gattina said...

Looks very impressive !

Gattina
ABC Wednesday Team
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DEE DEE said...

lovely fort pictures

Jeevan said...

Great captures over there and so nice knowing about fort! Inviting to visit… Liked the watchtower with great ramp leading to top

Shooting Parrots said...

What an amazing building - it was definitely built to impress!

edenhills said...

I love coming to your blog. You really make me want to travel and see these great sites in person.

Lady In Read said...

i have learned about (and added to my to-visit) so many places visiting your blog.. Bekal fort really looks interesting

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Amazing clicks...loved the aerial view... :-)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Very vast and old fort . Great pictures