Kasaragod is lying at the northern tip of Kerala bounded by Arabian Sea in the west and Western Ghats in the east. The twelve rivers flowing across its landscape and has a 293 kilometre long coastline makes Kasarkode a charming splendour of Nature’s creation and especially it is one of the best place for Honeymoon traveller’s .
This serene place is famous as the land of gods, majestic hills, sea shore forts, rivers and enchanting beaches. Rich in history, Kasaragod is home to the largest and best preserved fort in the State surrounded by splendid beaches – Bekal Fort. This magnificent circular structure of Fort rises 130 ft. above sea level and stands on a 35 acre headland that touches Arabian Sea. Kappil Beach – Remote and quiet, this beach is becoming a major tourist attraction in Kerala. The Kodi cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Anandasram is situated 15 KM away from the Bekal Fort is a spiritual centre founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939, recommend a calm, peaceful ambience which is best suits for spiritual studies and meditation.
– 16 km south of Kasargode town
The sea kissed Bekal fort in Kerala situated at northern district Kasaragod scattering over 40 acres. Monster keyhole shaped fort, the golden span of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, nearby attractions are backwaters, hill destinations and water sport facilities. The Fort appears to have been built up from the sea since almost three fourths of its exterior is drenched and the waves continually stroke the citadel.
Bekal Fort was built especially for fulfilling defence requirements. The observation towers at top were meant for aiming at the longest reach; the observation holes on the outer walls of the fort are specially designed to defend the fort effectively from all the sides; the holes below for striking when the enemy was nearer and the holes underneath facilitated attacking when the enemy was very near to the fort. This is very significant facts of technology in defence strategy.
The vital Bekal Fort offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers, which were occupied by huge mortars, couple of centuries ago. About one kilometre from the Bekal Fort, there is a wonderful water park, the Bekal Hole Aqua Park . Here tourists can avail of water sport facilities like water cycles and pedal boats. At close proximity an old mosque that was constructed by Tipu Sultan and the other attractions is the Pallikere Beach.
Kottancheri hills, a beautiful rain forest near Malom Town in Kasarakode is a part of Western Ghats. It is an extension of Ranipuram Wild life sanctuary hence the hill stations is paradise for trekkers The Forests of Kottancheri is crammed with wildlife and merges with retained forests of Kerala. Wild elephants, rare birds, wild dogs, wild pigs, deer, butterflies are all ample here. Best time to visit is from the month of September to February. Good Resorts and Hotels facilitate the accommodation needs.The place is 30 Km from the Kasaragod town
Pandiyan Kallu would be an ideal spot for adventurous Swimmers and water spot games.
This rock face overlooking Arabian sea is good for cliff jumpers sprouting from the sea is 2 km from Trikkanad temple.
The rock has an interesting myth behind it. The rock was formerly a ship belonging to a pandya king. It was magically transformed into a rock when the king commenced an attack on the Trikkanad temple from the ship
Chandragiri Fort, a large fort is 150 feet above sea level and occupies an area of about seven acres by the side of the river Payaswini. It is built in the 17th century by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore and is located is in Kasargod District of Kerala, south India.
The place is a graceful point to watch the sunset from the ancient Kizhur State Temple at Chandragiri, which celebrates the annual festival called Pattu Utsavam. Chandragiri is situated 4 km from Bekal.Fort. The place offering a scenic view of the river, Arabian Sea and thick coconut groves
The place has several famous temples that includes the Anjootambalam Veerar Kavu and Mannampurathu Kavu. The royal festivals at these temples and the art forms performed at the podiums would attract tourist from different parts of the world. The town is famous for Yoga, meditation, martial arts (Kalari payattu) and Ayurvedha
– 30 kms north east of Kasargode
Posadigumpe refers to a hill near Kasargode, and the surrounding locality. Located about 1060 ft above sea level, Posadigumpe has a beautiful chill climate and a fresh air about it at all times
– 15 kms north of Kasargode
This place is well known for ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ church built about 115years ago.
– 80 kms away from Kasargode
Ranipuram called as Ooty of Kerala is a hill station situated 750 m above sea level in Kasaragod district, Kerala.
It is famous for trekking, wild animals can be seen wandering on the top of the hills, especially elephants. The pleasant and hygienic climate is comparable to the major hill stations in Western Ghats.
The extensive forest joins those of Karnataka stretching up to Coorg Mountains and merging with Talakavery wildlife. From Panathady Jeep services are available to Ranipuram which is linked to Kanhangad by frequent bus services.
Valiyaparamba Back waters
Valiyaparamba is an island separated from the mainland, is a well-known fishing centre in the district and is just an hour’s drive from Bekal Fort – one of the most charismatic beaches of Kerala. Valiyaparamba is nourished by four rivers and scattered with numerous little islands, The enchanting backwater cruises is one of the unique experience in Valiyaparamba.
The Bekal Fort which stands on a mainland that runs into the sea offers an extravagant vision of the surroundings. The National Water Way passes through this Scenic Island and foreign tourist halt here for few hours on the way to Bekal in house boat.
Anandapuram Lake Temple
Anathapuram Lake Temple is situated 30 Km from Bekal Fort, built in 9th century is the only lake temple in Kerala and the idol worship is Lord Vishnu.
A crocodile at the lake surrounded by temple, said to be 150 years old, is one of the major attraction. There is a single bridge that connects the temple grounds and the main temple The other temple is devoted to Lord Ganapathy. The beautiful structure is positioned above a cave near the water that surrounds the Padmanabha temple
Nithyanandasramam is the most famous of the two monasteries/ashrams/mutts in Kasargode.
It is situated very close to the Housdurg taluk office, on a small hill. Ancient Gujarathi Architectural model temple is also a major attractions.
The ashram’s founder, Swami Nityananda who erected the temple had also constructed about 45 caves in the nearby mountain slope, these were as part of the individual cottages of ancient monastery. 1939.
This is another famous ashram situated a few kilometers off Kanhangad railway station. It was founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939.
– 10 Kms north east of Kasargode
Edneer is considered an important seat of art and learning. The Mutt/ ashram at Edneer follow the teachings of the great philosopher and Saint Adi Sankaracharya.
The Beach Resort at Kanwathirtha, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute at Kudlu the Jain temples at Manjeswar, traditionally built Thazhekattu Manna at Trikaripur and the Muchilottu Kavu at Perne are the other splendid attractions of Kasargode.
– 45 Kms east of Kasargode town
One of the best ancient Siva Temple is situated in Adoor. The architect and craft of the temple is marvellous Kaviankanam in Adoor is a flourishing forest area with a number of clear streams cutting across the terrain.
This secluded place is considered the abode of Lord Siva and his divine consort.
By road: An excellent network of roads connect Kasaragod to major towns in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
By rail: Kasaragod Railway Staion situated on the Kanyakumari-Mangalore-Delhi route
By air: Nearest airports: Mangalore 69 km away : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode 200 km away