Tellicherry Fort was built by The British East India Company in 1708 to establish a stronghold on the Malabar Coast. The fort is famous for its massive walls, strong flanking bastions, secret tunnels to the sea and intricately carved huge doors. This imposing structure is now a historical monument preserved by Archaeological Survey of India.
The fort has a cemetery and the collector’s mansion is located nearby. Many British officials have been laid to rest in this cemetery that is named after Sir Edward Brennen. The famous St.John’s Anglican church is located behind this fort. There are two underground chambers that were used to store goods like pepper and cardamom. It is said that the coins of the East India Company were minted here.