Kottappuram Fort, worked by the Portuguese in 1523 was alluded to prominently as Cranganore Fort and is currently known as Kodungallur Fort. It was caught and crushed by the Dutch in 1663. The Fort had a key position, on the mouth of the waterway Periyar before it joins the Arabian Sea, which gave it the upside of controlling the boats and pontoons that go to and from the inside of Malabar. A congregation and numerous conventional houses in the close-by zone, worked by the Europeans still remain today. Kottappuram Fort assumed a huge part in numerous wars between the Zamorin and the leaders of Cochin Kochi. In 1662 the Dutch armada had made an endeavor to catch it from the Portuguese, however that attack was effective just in 1663. In the wake of assuming control over the Fort, the Dutch utilized it as a toilet to watch their exchange ships.