While Pondicherry has its French legacy, Tranquebar is distinguished by its Danish past. It was once a fort established by the Danish for exports of spices, silks and other textiles.

Its relics include a gateway sporting the Danish Royal Seal, a fort which is Scandinavian in appearance, a string of imposing colonial bungalows, and two early 18th-Century churches.

What to see

Getting There

General information


Tranquebar has an impressive fort, churches and a beautiful brick gateway, the Town Gate. There is a good museum and a good beach.