23 juin 2011

Tranquebar Land Gate

Tranquebar Land Gate Tranquebar entrance is marked with a Danish Style Land Gate built in 1792. This 200yr old gate leads to majestic King's Street lined with colonial houses, two protestant churches, Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg Monument, Governor's Bungalow, Dansborg Fort & ruined Masilamaninathar Shore Temple. Tranquebar  has a  beautiful coast line with an old ruined brick pier.  Last Tsunami has heavily damaged this area.   
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21 juin 2011

Tranquebar / Tharangambadi : Danish colony's capital in India

Tranquebar / TharangambadiTranquebar / Tharangambadi is a tranquil fishing village on the Coromondal coast.(135km from Pondicherry/ 275 km from Chennai). It's in the  Nagapattinam district in Tamilnadu. Tharangambadi - literally means "Land of singing waves". Centuaries ago this historical beach town was the capital of Danish Colonies in India. Others were Frederiksnagore (Serampore in W. Bengal) & Fredericks ( Nicobar Islands). In 1620 Danish fleet landed here & their Captain Roland Crappe decided to... [Lire la suite]
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