Panchalankurichi & Kattabomman Memorial Fort

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Location : 54-km From Tirunelveli And 18-km From Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu
Built In The Memory Of: Freedom Fighter Veerapandiya Kattabomman
Built By: Government Of Tamil Nadu
Constructed In: 1974

Panchalankurichi is a tiny village located 3-km from Ottapidaram and 18-km from Tuticorin. This village is of great historical importance as the great warrior Katta Bomman known as "Veerapandiya Kattabomman" raised his voice against the British regime in the 17th century AD here. Kattabomman Memorial Fort The Government of Tamil Nadu in 19 74 constructed the Kattabomman Memorial Fort. The Archaeological Survey of India protects the remnants of the old fort. The hereditary Goddess of Kattabomman was Sri Devi Jakkammal. A temple dedicated to Sri Devi Jakkammal is located near the fort. Nearby attraction of the fort is a cemetery of British soldiers.

Within the Memorial Hall, there are beautiful paintings on the walls depicting the heroic deeds of the saga. The snap shot of the 5th generation heir of Veerapandya Katthabomman is also shown over here. His name is "Veemaraja" alias "Jegaveera Pandya Subbramania Kattabomma Durai". "Bommu" means God Sashtha Ayyanam Swamy (also spelt as Sashtha Ayyanam Swami). The British gave the sentence of death by hanging Kattabomman and others on charges of treason.

INFORMATION FOR THE VISITORS:

Tourists can visit the fort from 8.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport to Tuticorin is at Madurai.
Rail: There is a railway station at Tuticorin.
Road: Tuticorin is a main port city of India and is well connected by road with the important cities and towns of south India. Regular buses are available from Tuticorin to Panchalankurichi.

WHERE TO STAY

Tuticorin has good accommodation facilities, which are worth for an overnight stay.



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