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Alamparai Fort

Aastha Raj
हम अपने आखिरी पड़ाव के लिए आलमपराई फोर्ट पर उतरे। सत्रहवीं शताब्दी में मुग़लों द्वारा बनाया गया किला उस वक़्त की कारीगरी का नायाब नमूना था। किले की कुछ जगह से तो हम पीछे की झील भी देख सकते हैं जो उस जगह को और भी खुबसूरत बनाती है। हम कुछ देर वहाँ घूमने के बाद आगे पढ़े और आधे घंटे में पुडुचेरी पहुँच गए। पहुँचने में हमें शाम हो चुकी थी इसलिए हमने अपने होटल में खाना खाया और होटल के पास की खूबसूरती की देखने के लिए वॉक पर चले गये। माँ पापा के साथ इस रोड ट्रिप में मैंने उनके साथ कई खूबसूरत पल बुने थे। शादी के बाद मैं अपने साथ कई यादों को समेट कर ले जाने वाली थी जिसमें ये रोड ट्रिप बहुत खास थी।आप भी अपनी यादगार यात्राओं के किस्से Tripoto पर लिखकर नाम कमा सकते हैं। अपने सफरनामें लिखने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें।Tripoto हिंदी फेसबुक पेज से जुड़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। 
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Constructed in the late 17th century during the Mughal era, the Alamparai Fort once had a 100-metre long dockyard stretching into the sea, from which zari cloth, salt, and ghee were exported. The remains of the fort still exists. Standup paddle boat ride is done on the backwaters here.What to do in Pondicherry?Wake Up Pondy Cycle TourStroll through the streets of Pondicherry on a customised and quirky vintage cycle. The trail starts from SITA cultural centre and goes via kuruchikuppam through goubert market and heritage town. This will give you a perspective of the city at dawn when the streets are empty and all yours.Surfing sessions
Oscar Lawrence
Interesting titbits Large portions of the fort were further damaged during the 2004, Indian Ocean Tsunami and still remain submerged under the sea. Scenes from Pithamagan, a 2003 Tamil film, starring popular Kollywood actors Surya and Vikram was shot here. Archaeologists have excavated coins, rare artifacts like the arms and ammunition used by the Nawabs and French in the fort premises. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) has listed the fort as one of twenty lesser known tourist spots in the state. Highly recommended for enthusiastic bikers, historians, adventure-seekers, dreamers, bloggers and photographers.
Oscar Lawrence
Safety tips Due to its isolated location, it is recommended to head back before sundown, for a safe trip. Local people and some unscrupulous elements are reportedly misusing this place for drinking. Wear proper footwear as broken glass pieces everywhere may pierce your foot. This unfrequented place is certainly not advisable for solo female travellers, however it shouldn’t matter for a large group of females. Local fishermen may offer to take you for a boat ride. Ensure that life jackets are provided, besides, negotiate the fare beforehand. For safety reasons, avoid swimming in the backwaters.
Oscar Lawrence
But, to the nitpicking and unimaginative, this place is simply another abandoned seashore, cluttered with disintegrating rocks and boulders, covered by overgrown shrubs and dangling creepers, and interspersed with broken liquor bottles and cigarette stubs.