Anchuthengu, formerly known as Anjengo, is a coastal town in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. This was an old Portuguese settlement lies between Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram, near Varkala. Literally the word ‘Anjuthengu’ means 'five coconut palms.’ The whole land is cultivated with coconut palms.
Anjengo Beach The place possesses great archaeological and historical importance. In 17th century, the English East India Company selected Anjengo to set up their first trade settlement in Kerala. The Queen of Attingal granted the place to the British for trading. They established a factory and a fort here with the permission of the queen.