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.
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