Built in 1306 by Pandya King Maravarmam Kulasekara Pandyan, it is believed to be an attempt to woo Chinese traders to the Coromondel coast.
Heritage Walk – Governor’s House, Zion Church and The New Jerusalem Church
Spanning a few hundred meters, the heritage walk on King Street is the road leading from the old gate entrance to the beach. On either side of it, there are vestiges of the old colonial past. Built in 1701, the Zion Church at the end of the street is the oldest Protestant Church in India. Opposite it lies The New Jerusalem Church built by German missionaries in 1718. This structure is in good shape and stands out amongst others on King Street.