Alamparai Fort is quaint sea facing place that lies near Kadappakkan village, 50 km from Mamallapuram. You can reach this place by driving down the East Coast Road, about 100 km from Chennai and 50 km from Pondicherry.
It is a place ravaged by time and nature but its beauty is still present. It is not a popular destination, which I'm thankful for, as I was able to enjoy its solitary beauty. A lot of tourists miss out on this piece of nature's delight as they are unaware of its existence. It is a secluded place and a treat for those craving for adventure. In spite of the dilapidated condition of the place, the rustic beauty is quite captivating.
You can witness the simple life of fisherman and their families. This place provides a good opportunity for trying out your hand in photography.
Here's brief look in to their history; Alamparai was a seaport in historical times. It also had other names like Idaikazhinadu, Alamparva and Alampuravi. It was constructed in the late 17th century during the Mughal era. It was ruled by Nawab Doste Ali Khan during 1735. It was gifted to a French Commander in 1750. When the French was defeated by the British in 1760, the British made it a point to destroy it. It was further destroyed in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
Now, for the pics.
The isolated beach was simply breathtaking. Check it out yourself.
Wondering what this trash is?? If you take a close look you can find out that its a huge load of sea shells, conches. Its just laying out in the sun. I'm a big fan of shell picking. I just went crazy picking up a huge bag of shell. I will posting about them in a separate post.
Hope you enjoyed these pics. In case you are interested in going to this place and need more information, feel free to contact me.