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Thangassery or Thangasseri

Thangassery, a seaside village, was an active port in the 18th century. In this village, gold was used as currency. This incident marked the name Thangassery. Thangassery means gold. It is also known as 'Dutch Quilon’. Thangassery was ruled by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the British.

Historical Significance of Thangassery 

It was the Portuguese who first established their trading center in Thangassery. St Thomas Fort was established here by Afonso de Albuquerque in 1517. In 1661 Dutch took control of the land. In 1661, Dutch made the town their capital and named it Dutch Malabar. The fort was originally 20 feet tall. If you visit the beach, you will see the remains of the fort. Restoration work is ongoing by the Archeological Survey of India. Besides, Chinese coins and artifacts have been found from the spot. In this area, you will find some of the oldest schools of Kerala.

Thangassery Beach

Thangassery Beach is 5 kilometres away from the main city of Kollam. The beach is only 3 kilometres long.  The golden sandy beach invites you to its shores for a relaxing stroll at any time of the day.  Palm groves and coconut trees with the sea close it are indeed a sight worth enjoying. 

The People enjoy swimming on the beach. You can also try different kinds of exciting activities including surfing, speedboat ride, catamaran riding, scuba riding etc. People are seen enjoying sunbathing too. Furthermore, go for spa therapies for ultimate relaxation. There is a facility here to carry out deep sea fishing.  

You can buy exceptional handicrafts made from seashells, coir and coconut as souvenirs from the stalls on the beach. Besides, you can taste delicious food items like Vada Parippu Vada, Pappada Vada etc. which are the integral delicacies of South Indian food. 

 Try to plan your trip in March to Thangassery Beach

Thangassery Beach Timings 

Thangassery Beach is open from 5:30-7:30 pm

One of the major attractions of Thangassery Beach is the magnificent Thangassery Lighthouse. 

Thangassery Lighthouse

One of the major attractions of Thangassery is its lighthouse which is named after the place. It was built by the British in 1902. The 144 feet high lighthouse has been able to guide navigators and fishermen to find their way. It is the second tallest lighthouse in Kerala.

After climbing the 200 steps of the Lighthouse you can get a splendid view of Kollam city. Moreover, the views of the sea are also breathtaking. It is believed that you can see things stretching up to a distance of 13 miles from upon the Lighthouse. Climbing the stairs is not difficult at all rather fun.

Entry Fee

In Thangassery Lighthouse entry fees for children and adults are different. Charges are applicable for taking photos also. 

Children: 3 Rupees  

Adult: 10 Rupees

Address  

Thangassery Lighthouse

Thangassery East, Thangassery, 

Kerala- 691007 Kollam, India

Contact Number: +91-4712321132

Thangassery Lighthouse is open from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. There are buses at 15-minute intervals from Kollam town to reach the destination.

Other Tourist Attractions of Kollam

There are many tourists’ attractions in Kollam that you can explore. Some of them are given below. 

Ashtamudi Lake 

Jatayu National Park 

Kollam Beach  

Chavara 

Mayyanad 

Sasthamkotta 

Paravoor

How to Reach Thangassery?

Take a taxi to reach the beach. On the other hand, buses can be availed from New Bus Station Tangassery. 

Kollam Railway Station (5 km) is the nearest railway station. 

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (66 km) is the nearest airport. 

This place is also an important part of the maritime business with the Kollam port.  Tourists visit Thangassery Beach to escape the monotonous life and spend time on the seashore. A lot of others visit Kollam in particular Thangassery Beach to explore the historical ruins and the lighthouse. In brief, going to Thangassery Beach is refreshing and uplifting. 

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