The historic Tangasseri village bearing the reminiscence of Dutch aBritish rule is set to become a breakwater tourism destination. The fishery harbour at Vaadi is a basin for traditional fishermen, achieved by the construction of two breakwaters originating from harbour engineering department. Tangasseri Breakwater, a man made wonder is located right next to the Light House and is one of the longest breakwaters in Kollam, Kerala.
The length of the main breakwater is 2100m and of the leeward breakwater 550 m. This provides sufficient beach length for landing facilities for all operational craft. The main entrance to the backwater begins from the Harbour Engineer Department Office Premises close to the light house. Entry is strictly with advance permission from the harbour engineering office. They do entertain tourists and general visitors who go for walking and cycling through the breakwater. The road through the breakwater is wide enough for a vehicle to drive through. However there is no permission for vehicles to enter the premises. It is quite an experience to walk or cycle through the Tangasseri Breakwater, a man made wonder while you enjoy a breath taking view of Arabian Sea, Light House, Kollam Port, Kollam Beach and The Quilon Beach Hotel.
The area including the lighthouse at Tangasseri, a mascot of Kollam, will be developed into a tourism hotspot under the Rs 2.5-crore project. An amphitheatre will be the main attraction for tourists. The fund has been allotted by the tourism department based on the proposal put forward by the harbour engineering department. A tourist facilitation centre and the boating in the breakwaters will also be introduced as part of the project under the harbour engineering department. The project is said to be open to public by 2022.
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