More information about Tharangambadi (Tranquebar) (comments, Google Maps, etc) on

See also: More about India on


Tranquebar (Tharangambadi) is a city founded in the 18th century by Denmark on the east coast of southern India (now Tamil Nadu). This city also gave its name to a suburb of Port-Louis in Mauritius.


about the place, Tranquebar:

Little is known about it, but the Portuguese, English and Dutch were not the only ones to establish trading posts in India. Tranquebar (renamed to Tharangambadi) is a prime example. The city was founded by King Chirstian IV of Denmark who leased the site to the Rajah of Tanjore until it was sold to the English (through the British East India Company) in 1845.


 - YouTube video library



The site is trilingual. This video is also available in French: and in Dutch:

Tharangambadi (Tranquebar), Tamil Nadu, India