Alamparai Fort – Tourist Places in Chennai


Alamparai fort is one of the least known historic places found on the southern outskirts of Chennai. It is around 111 km away from Chennai and is near ECR Road towards Pondicherry.

Alamparai was a seaport in the historical times and was constructed during 1736 and 1740 AD. The fort was initially under the control of the Nawab of Arcot- Doste Ali Khan, and was later given to the French. After the Carnatic wars, when the French lost the battle against the British, the fort came under the control of the British and was demolished in 1760.

The ruins of Alamparai Fort lies near Kadappakkam, a village 50 km from Mamallapuram. The ruins were also damaged in the earthquake that happened on the Indian Ocean during the year 2004. Even though the place has got much importance in history, this location is not maintained properly by the Department of Archaeology

Alamparai Fort is situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal and has lagoons around, which gives a picturesque look of the surrounding area. With a neat sandy beach and backwater, the ruins of the Fort is a treat for your eyes and is a perfect place for a weekend outing.

Best time to visit Alamparai Fort: Best time to visit Alamparai Fort is all season.

How to reach Alamparai Fort

The fort can be reached on driving on the East Coast Road, about 111 km from Chennai and is about 53 km from Pondicherry (Puducherry).


Place Details:

Name: Alamparai Rock Fort
Other Names: Alampara
Known For: Historical Fame
Location: Edakalinadu, Kadappakkam, Mahabalipuram
District:  Kancheepuram, TamilNadu
Camera Fees:  Nil
Entry Fees:  Nil
Nearest Town:  Edakalinadu(6km)/ Mahabalipuram(about 54km)
Nearest ATM: One India ATM, Edaikazhinadu(about 5km)
Nearest Hospital Govt Hospital, Edaikazhinadu
Nearest Railway Station:  Acharapakkam Railway Station(about 39km)
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (about 109km)

Nearby Attractions:

  • Chunnambar Boat House
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Muttukadu Boat House
  • Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
  • Pondicherry

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