William Fort Thrissur

The fort was constructed by the Dutch East India Company with the permission from Kingdom of Cochin in 1714. Fort was later occupied by Zamorin of Calicut and thereafter Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan defeated Zamorin of Calicut and renamed it as Tipu Sultan Fort. The fort was captured and recaptured many times by British Empire, Dutch East India Company, Kingdom of Mysore, Zamorin of Calicut and Kingdom of Cochin. Lastly, the fort was captured by Tipu Sultan and demolishes it partially. The fort is now dilapidated and conservation drive was started in 2010 by the State Archeological Department.

William Fort or locally known as Chettuva Fort is located in Chettuva, Thrissur District of Kerala, India.


Town:
Frequent bus services are available from all cities in Kerala to Thrissur. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses connect Thrissur with other cities. Private bus services are available locally in the city for easy travel. Super deluxe buses connect Thrissur with other important cities like Kochi, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Palaghat, Chennai, Salem, Coimbatore and Bangalore.
Airport:
The nearest airport to Thrissur is Nedumbassery International Airport at Kochi, at a distance of 85 km. Taxi services are available from Kochi to Thrissur costing about Rs 700. Kochi airport is well connected to all major airports in India and also connected to many foreign cities. Direct flights are available to Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Railway Station:
Thrissur is a major railhead in the Southern Railway. Thrissur is well connected by trains to all major stations in India.
District:
Thrissur
Longitude:
10.521514
Latitude:
76.202308

Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur District, Kerala