Do you know about the 'Danish' Fort in India which is located at a beautiful location round the coast of Bay of Bengal?

One of the most exciting places we visited during our road-trip from Noida to Rameshwaram is Danish Fort in Tharangambadi and there are multiple reasons for that. This blogpost will share more about the Danish fort, the amazing places to explore around it, along with specially curated list of tips by Travellingcamera. 

One of the most exciting places we visited during our road-trip from Noida to Rameshwaram is Danish Fort in Tharangambadi and there are multiple reasons for that. This blogpost will share more about the Danish fort, the amazing places to explore around it, along with specially curated list of tips by Travellingcamera.


Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India.

Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India. 

Built in the early 18th century by Danish traders, the Danish fort served as a key trading post for the Danish East India Company. The fort is an impressive structure, made of brick and stone, with a moat that surrounds it. The fort has a rich history, and it's easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of trading activity that once took place within its walls.

Built in the early 18th century by Danish traders, the Danish fort served as a key trading post for the Danish East India Company. The fort is an impressive structure, made of brick and stone, with a moat that surrounds it. The fort has a rich history, and it's easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of trading activity that once took place within its walls.

Inside the fort, you'll find a museum that showcases the history of the Danish settlement in India, including artifacts from the early days of the trading post. The exhibits are well-curated and provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.

Inside the fort, you'll find a museum that showcases the history of the Danish settlement in India, including artifacts from the early days of the trading post. The exhibits are well-curated and provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The fort also offers a beautiful view of the sea and surrounding area as you can see in abve photograph. The fort is a great place to relax, take in the views, and learn about the history of the town. It's almost on the beach and hence it's a very special spot for any fort. You may seen beachside forts in Goa as well but vibe of this place is very different and most interesting part is that in 2-3 mins you can reach the beach.

The fort also offers a beautiful view of the sea and surrounding area as you can see in abve photograph. The fort is a great place to relax, take in the views, and learn about the history of the town. It's almost on the beach and hence it's a very special spot for any fort. You may seen beachside forts in Goa as well but vibe of this place is very different and most interesting part is that in 2-3 mins you can reach the beach. 

One of the best things about the fort is that it is located in the heart of Tharangambadi, which is a charming town with a unique blend of Danish and Indian culture. The town is home to several other historical sites and monuments, including the Zion Church, which was built by the Danish in 1701, and the New Jerusalem Church, which was built in 1856. Above photograph shows the street you drive through to reach the Danish Fort on other side. This street has lot of historical structures and churches.

One of the best things about the fort is that it is located in the heart of Tharangambadi, which is a charming town with a unique blend of Danish and Indian culture. The town is home to several other historical sites and monuments, including the Zion Church, which was built by the Danish in 1701, and the New Jerusalem Church, which was built in 1856. Above photograph shows the street you drive through to reach the Danish Fort on other side. This street has lot of historical structures and churches. 


Zion Church in Tharangambadi (near Danish Fort) :

The Zion Church is one of the oldest surviving Danish churches in India, which was built in 1701 by the Danish East India Company. The Zion church is a beautiful example of colonial architecture, with a white-washed exterior and a distinctive bell tower. The church has been very well preserved over the centuries. The interiors of the Zion church are simple yet elegant, with wooden pews and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Visitors can also see the beautiful frescoes on the walls and the ceiling of the church. The frescoes depict scenes from the Bible, including the Last Supper and the Crucifixion.

The Zion Church is one of the oldest surviving Danish churches in India, which was built in 1701 by the Danish East India Company. The Zion church is a beautiful example of colonial architecture, with a white-washed exterior and a distinctive bell tower. The church has been very well preserved over the centuries. The interiors of the Zion church are simple yet elegant, with wooden pews and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Visitors can also see the beautiful frescoes on the walls and the ceiling of the church. The frescoes depict scenes from the Bible, including the Last Supper and the Crucifixion.

The Zion church is also an active place of worship for the local community. Visitors can attend a service and experience the unique blend of Danish and Indian culture that is evident in the town. A visit to the Zion Church in Tharangambadi is a must for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts and those who are interested in the unique blend of cultures. The church is a great way to learn about the past and see a beautiful example of colonial architecture.

The Zion church is also an active place of worship for the local community. Visitors can attend a service and experience the unique blend of Danish and Indian culture that is evident in the town. A visit to the Zion Church in Tharangambadi is a must for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts and those who are interested in the unique blend of cultures. The church is a great way to learn about the past and see a beautiful example of colonial architecture.


New Jerusalem Church in Tharangabadi, Tamilnadu :

The New Jerusalem Church in Tharangabadi is a magnificent and awe-inspiring structure that stands as a testament to the devotion and faith of its congregation.

The New Jerusalem Church in Tharangabadi is a magnificent and awe-inspiring structure that stands as a testament to the devotion and faith of its congregation.

New Jerusalem Church was built in the early 1900s which has intricate and ornate architectural details, from its towering spires and impressive stained glass windows, to its finely crafted statues and sculptures.

New Jerusalem Church was built in the early 1900s which has intricate and ornate architectural details, from its towering spires and impressive stained glass windows, to its finely crafted statues and sculptures. 

From inside, the church is just as breathtaking, with soaring ceilings and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that envelops all who enter. The New Jerusalem Church is not only a place of worship, but also a community hub where people gather to share in fellowship and support one another. The church hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year, including charity drives, music concerts, and holiday celebrations, all of which bring the community together in a spirit of unity and love.

From inside, the church is just as breathtaking, with soaring ceilings and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that envelops all who enter. The New Jerusalem Church is not only a place of worship, but also a community hub where people gather to share in fellowship and support one another. The church hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year, including charity drives, music concerts, and holiday celebrations, all of which bring the community together in a spirit of unity and love.

If you're a history buff or simply looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path travel destination, a visit to the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi is a must. This historical site is a great way to learn about the past, while also enjoying the present-day charm of this small coastal town. Specially the museum inside the fort. Above photograph shows Dutch Coins of that time.

If you're a history buff or simply looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path travel destination, a visit to the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi is a must. This historical site is a great way to learn about the past, while also enjoying the present-day charm of this small coastal town. Specially the museum inside the fort. Above photograph shows Dutch Coins of that time. 

Similarly this museum also has coins used during the time of Cholas and Nayaks.

Similarly this museum also has coins used during the time of Cholas and Nayaks. 

Nayak coins at museum inside Danish Fort in Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu.

Nayak coins at museum inside Danish Fort in Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu. 

Here is another beautiful model of boat inside the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu.

Here is another beautiful model of boat inside the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu. 

There are quite a few designer seashells inside the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu and the one you see above is typical design of that era. Many of these artistic artefacts are not being managed well. The section where these are placed were full of stains and dust. At some places glasses were broken.

There are quite a few designer seashells inside the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu and the one you see above is typical design of that era. Many of these artistic artefacts are not being managed well. The section where these are placed were full of stains and dust. At some places glasses were broken. 

There is a also a Maritime Museum just in front of the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi. The day we were visiting the town, the museum was closed so we couldn't check it out.

There is a also a Maritime Museum just in front of the Danish Fort in Tharangambadi. The day we were visiting the town, the museum was closed so we couldn't check it out. 

Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India.

Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India.

Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India.

Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India.

Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India.

Tharangambadi, also known as Tranquebar (the name which is more familiar to folks who studied history in India), is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The town is home to one of the most historically significant sites in the region, the Danish Fort. Before this visit, I had never heard about any 'Danish' fort in India.

The Bungalow on the Beach - 17th Century Tranquebar : 

Above photograph shows The Bungalow on the Beach - 17th Century Tranquebar which is now a Neemrana property just across the The Fort Dansborg and facing ocean.

Above photograph shows The Bungalow on the Beach - 17th Century Tranquebar which is now a Neemrana property just across the The Fort Dansborg and facing ocean. 

The Bungalow on the Beach is a 17th-century Danish colonial house which has belonged to the Governor of Danish India, who was styled Opperhoved and after their exit in 1845, to the British administrator of the colony.

The Bungalow on the Beach is a 17th-century Danish colonial house which has belonged to the Governor of Danish India, who was styled Opperhoved and after their exit in 1845, to the British administrator of the colony. 

The bungalow was acquired by Neemrana Hotels in 2000, and after restoration was opened in 2004, the company also runs two more heritage hotels in the town, Gate House and Nayak House.

The bungalow was acquired by Neemrana Hotels in 2000, and after restoration was opened in 2004, the company also runs two more heritage hotels in the town, Gate House and Nayak House.

The bungalow was acquired by Neemrana Hotels in 2000, and after restoration was opened in 2004, the company also runs two more heritage hotels in the town, Gate House and Nayak House.

As we were driving out from Tharangambadi town of Tamilnadu, we noticed this pillar which was just in front of the entry gate for the Danish Fort area. We didn't stop here, but if you know what it is, please do leave a comment below.  


Overall Tharangambadi is a perfect place for history lovers, culture enthusiasts and those who are looking for a peaceful getaway. So pack your bags, and head to this beautiful town to explore the Danish Fort and the rich cultural heritage it has to offer.


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