Overbury's Folly

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Overbury's Folly, Thalassery
Overbury's Folly, Thalassery
Overbury's Folly, Thalassery
Overbury's folly, a night vision.
View of Arabian Sea - Overbury's Folly, Thalassery

Overbury's Folly is a finished construction, or architectural folly, that now serves as a recreational park located in Thalassery, south India.

The folly is located on a hill near Thalassery District Court and is adjacent to a park. It slopes down from the sub-collector's bungalow to the rocks below and is named after its builder, E. N. Overbury, a Briton who served as a local judge at Thalassery in the 1870s.

In 1879, Overbury wanted to construct a picnic spot at the cliff. He couldn't complete it, but the spot later earned the name "Overbury's Folly". The folly commands sweeping views of the Arabian Sea.

Today, Overbury's Folly has been renovated and redecorated as a tourist attraction. It is frequented by local people in the evenings as a place to relax. A seaside open-air coffee shop has also been opened on the folly.

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Coordinates: 11°45′00″N 75°29′04″E / 11.7501°N 75.4845°E / 11.7501; 75.4845