Tharangambadi (Tranquebar) attractions

Fort in Tharangambadi (Tranquebar)

Dansborg

The peach-hued seafront Dansborg fort dates from 1624 and was occupied by the British in 1801. In its prime, it was the world's second-largest Danish castle. It now houses a small but fascinating museum on the regio…
Church in Tharangambadi (Tranquebar)

New Jerusalem Church

Built in 1718, this notable church displays an interesting mix of Indian and European styles. In front of the altar is the tomb of German-born Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, the first Lutheran missionary to arrive in Sout…
Notable Building in Tharangambadi (Tranquebar)

Post Office

Tranquebar's post office has occupied the same dishevelled little building since 1884.
Museum in Tharangambadi (Tranquebar)

Maritime Museum

At this teensy ramshackle museum, you'll be enthusiastically shown a mishmash of old boats, fishing memorabilia and a hard-hitting photo-video of the effects of the 2004 tsunami in Tranquebar.
Hindu Temple in Tharangambadi (Tranquebar)

Masilamani Nathar Temple

Badly damaged by the 2004 tsunami, this 14th-century seafront temple is now repainted in kaleidoscopic colours.