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Bekal fort in Kasargod

Explore Kerala’s eventful past at Bekal, the place where one of the largest and best-conserved forts is situated. The 300 years old Bekal fort, which is of great historical and archaeological interest, runs into the sea with fine bay towards the south. Bekal Fort stands at the assemblage of land and sea. Located in the district of Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala, it is an exciting monument spread over 40 acres. An important feature is the water-tank, magazine and the flight of steps leading to a conclusion tower built by Tipu Sultan.

Standing at the centre of the fort, this offers views of the bank and the towns of Kanhangad, Pallikkara, Bekal, Kottikkulam, and Uduma. The fort is at a delightful elevated location overlooking the Arabian Sea and is quite a nice area to walk around in with a lot of greenery and good views of the sea along the ramparts of the fort. The alluring scene of the seashore and its breathtaking natural scenery and beauty attracts the visitors. Bekal Fort was primarily a military stronghold in the Malabar area, strategically built to combat invaders from the sea. It is among the finest tourist attractions on the northern tip of God’s Own Country.

Nearby places in Kasargod

  • Ananthapura Lake Temple: The distance from Kasargod to Ananthpuram Lake Temple is 12.6 Km.  The only lake temple in Kerala, Ananthapura Lake temple is believed to be the original seat of Ananth Padmanabha Swami. It is built in the middle of a lake in the small village of Ananthapura.
  • Hosdurg Fort: Hosdurg Fort is the landmark of Kanhangad, hence it’s also known as Kanhangad Fort. It is 27.1 Km from Kasargod. The fort is famous for its chain of forts built by Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty.
  • Maipady Palace: Maipady Palace is an ancient palace located nearly 8 km from Kasargod town on Kasargod-Perla Road. This popular site belongs to Kumbala kings.
  • Kappil Beach: Kappil beach is a flawless tourist spot along the Malabar shoreline, located about 15 kilometres south of Kasaragod town.

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