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colachel

Colachal is located within the administrative jurisdiction of Kanyakumari District. Colachel is situated on the west coast of Kanyakumari District. It is a port on the Malabar coast, 20 km north-west of Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin), the southernmost tip of peninsular India. It is an ancient port town, Vasco-Da-gama called it ‘Colachi’. Before the State re-organization in 1956, it was part of the Travancore State. It was a Dutch colony which came under Travancore. After the defeat of the Dutch by King Marthandavarma in 1751, a victory pillar had been erected near the beach in commemoration of the victory. The town is bounded on the south by Arabian Sea.

-WIKIPEDIA

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  • Uploaded on April 15, 2012
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    by mohammad suhaib
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A580
    • Taken on 1980/01/01 00:00:35
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