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Vattakotai (Circular Fort) is 5 Kms on the Tirunelvelli road from Kanyakumari. This fort is made of granite during the reign of Marthanda Verma to serve as defence. It is spread across an area of 4 acres and it is rectangular in shape. The fort is enclosed by walls 25 to 26 feet high, including the parapet, 29 feet thick at the front, 18 feet at the corners and 6 feet at the rear.
The portion running into the sea is the most strongly built under the orders of De Lannoy during the reign of Mathandavarma (1729-58). About 1810 A.D.
This fort has been turned into a picnic spot, and you can spent some time here. If you climb up the fort you will get a very scenic view of the beaches.