Anchuthengu

Anchuthengu, formerly known as Anjengo, is a coastal town in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. This was an old Portuguese settlement lies between Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram, near Varkala. Literally the word ‘Anjuthengu’ means ‘five coconut palms.’ The whole land is cultivated with coconut palms.

The place possesses great archaeological and historical importance. In 17th century, the English East India Company selected Anjengo to set up their first trade settlement in Kerala. The Queen of Attingal granted the place to the British for trading. They established a factory and a fort here with the permission of the queen.

Many ancient churches, an old Lighthouse, a 100 year old convent and school, tombs of Dutch and British and the Anjengo Fort are major points of interest here. The churches are built in accordance with the principles of the Portuguese architectural style. The fort played an important role in the Anglo-Mysore Wars in the 18th century.

Anchuthengu has a beautiful and clean beach. Fishing boats parked on the hot sand and nets drying in the sun are worth seeing. Kaikara village, the birthplace of the famous Malayalam poet Kumaran Asan, is located nearby. Anchuthengu is about 36 km north of Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. Kadakkavur Railway Station is 2 km away.


Town:
Kerala has wide network of roadways and is well linked with Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Besides these one can also drive from Kumarakon, Alleppey and Kochi from major South India’s cities like Madhurai, Bangalore and Chennai. If you are looking for better transport services in terms of luxury and comfort, then hiring private bus or vehicles is accessible. Roads connected with the cities are well constructed in order to offer comfortable and convenient driving experience.
Airport:
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an International airport destination and thus is well connected with both private and public airlines that operates regular flight from main cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and others. Once you reach Thiruvananthapuram, one can easily get all road transport services to wards Anchuthengu fort.
Railway Station:
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is the major railway station which is effectively connected with all key destinations from India. There are plenty of options from the junction including private vehicles and regular bus services.
District:
Thiruvananthapuram
Longitude:
8.673285
Latitude:
76.759393

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