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Bastion Bungalow

Bastion Bungalow, declared a protected monument by State Archeological Department, is located at the end of the Church Road, in Fort Kochi, in Ernakulam District of Kerala.

Built by the Portuguese in 1667, Bastion Bungalow has been built into ramparts of a massive fortification wall. Bastion Bungalow is an Indo-European style edifice, reflecting Dutch architecture. It is believed to have been erected on the site of Stromberg Bastion of the Old Dutch Fort, hence the name.

The bungalow has a circular structure with tiled roof and wooden verandah. It is said that a network of tunnels run beneath the bungalow, but none have been discovered. Presently, Bastion Bungalow is the official residence of the sub collector.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ernakulam
Location: Fort Kochi    


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