Fort is open to tourists from about 10.30 AM till 5.30 PM. Entry fee is Rs 5 per person and camera fee is Rs 30. It houses a museum, which contains few artefacts dating back to 17th century or later, along with several historical details like governors of Tranquebar and so on. Friday is weekly off.
This fort has successfully survived the 2004 tsunami that hit east coast of India, despite being on the sea shore. Another testimony as to how ancient engineers knew the art of building ever lasting structures.
View the photos below.
|View of the Dansborg fort from the sea shore|
|View of the Danish fort, Tranquebar from an inside corner|
|Another inside view of the fort. Notice the ramp on left side|
|Frontal sea facing unit of Dansborg Fort. Now houses fort office and a small museum|
|History of Danish fort|
|Notice ventilation hole in a store room|
|One of the store rooms inside the fort. This one had protective bars while other rooms were open. Probably sensitive/expensive items were stored in this room, or this could also have been a jail|
Out of curiosity I checked how to go to Denmark from Tranquebar, Google maps is showing a distance of 10000+kms and says road includes toll and ferry. Understandably there was no Google maps back in 17th century and the traders had to use sea route, which could have been 3 times longer than the direct point to point distance shown by the map below. Copenaghen is home for world's largest shipping liner.
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