Kasargod Tourism

Kasargod Tourism

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Kasargod Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: Kasargod
Kasargod is a town as well as administrative headquarters of the Kasargod district, located in the northern most part of Kerala. It is known for its many coir and handloom industries. Other than the coir industries, fishing is also a main source of living in Kasargod. The district is under a green forest cover of the Western Ghats in the eastern region and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the western part.

The temples in Kasargod are built in a distinctive style that depicts the architectural style of Madhur. During the 9th and 14th century, Arab travellers visited the region, which led to the popularity of the town. One of the popular attractions here includes the Bekal Fort, which is of great interest to historians and archaeologists. The fort is said to be one of its kind that still stands in the southern part.

The unique rituals performed in the Theyyam festival is one of the major events of Kasargod, while the other festivals celebrated here include Onam, Vishu, Ramzan and Christmas. The rich heritage of the town is represented by the ancient attractions present here like Mahaganapathy temple and other structures like Malik Deenar and Great Juma Masjid.

Kasargod is often called the land of seven languages because of the different communities and languages prevalent in the destination such as Malayalam, Beary, Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Marathi and Urdu.

The nearest airport to Kasargod is located 65 kilometres away in Mangalore while 200 kilometres away is also an airport in the region of Kozhikode. There are other air transport options available from Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Kochi International Airport where direct flights are available from the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Travelling to Kasargod is also possible through bus and train as the town has a train station of its own and connects all major cities. Kasargod is connected to all major cities like Kozhikode, Mangalore, Kochi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Mysore, and Goa by KSRTC, the government bus service provider of Kerala and other private operators.

The climatic condition in Kasargod is temperate and pleasant because of its location near the sea and the best time to visit Kasargod is between the months of September and January.

Kasargod is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Erode and Bangalore.

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Kasargod Traveller Reviews

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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"A nice place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 20, 2016
I had been to Kasargod by road in February 2016. Kasaragod is easily accessible by all the three modes of transport i.e. Road, rail and air. The nearest airport to Kasaragod is the Mangalore Airport which is at a distance of around 70 kilometers. The must-visit attractions around Kasaragod include Bekal fort, Anandashram and Adoor. Bekal fort is around 3 centuries old and spans over an area of 40 acres. Adoor has an ancient Siva temple founded by Arjuna and is located 45 kilometers east of the Kasaragod region.
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Shweta Shetty

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  • Shweta Shetty
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Place of beaches"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2015
So this was more of a family visit but managed to see a lot of things around like the the gorgeous beaches, the temples and the highlight being Bekal fort. This place is definitely worth a visit if you are on your way to Kerala or Mangalore. You can take a two day break here. Since its on the border it's hardly one hour away from Mangalore.
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Prakash Manjrekar

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Beach, fort and temple"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2015
'Bekal Fort' is the largest fort in Kerala, situated at Kasaragod district, North Kerala. Some important features of this fort are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the magazine for keeping ammunition and the broad steps leading to the Observation Tower, which is a rarity. The Mukhyaprana Temple of Hanuman and the ancient Muslim mosque nearby fort. The zigzag entrance and the trenches around the fort show the defense strategy inherent in the fort. Sivappa Nayaka of Bednore constructed the Bekal Fort in 1650AD. The maritime importance of Bekal increased much under the Kolathiri and it became an important port town of Tulunadu and Malabar. The song 'Uyire' (Tamil) from the movie 'Bombay' directed by Mani Ratnam has been shot at Bekal Fort.
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Amal Baby paul

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"Amazing and beautiful places will make your trip memorable"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2014
It was purely nature's beauty. It was an awesome experience for me and my family as whole. Kerala has many famous places to visit like Munnar, Thekkadi, Kochi and Poovar Island. The tour was organised and planned in a great way and we didn't find any problem during the whole tour.
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Amal Baby

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  • Lives in Batam
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"Backwaters and houseboats will make the place memorable"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2014
It is a beautiful and marvellous place. North Kerala is a new destination for the tourists. The traditional dance of Theyyam with colorful dresses and the fort surrounded by the beach makes it very picturesque. It is around 60 km from Mangalore. There are also backwaters and houseboats to make the place memorable.
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"The Bekal fort"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 21, 2011
Just a few kilometers from Kasargod you get the Bekal fort,
The fort is in the best of location,facing the sea.
it has been well looked after by the archaeological dept.
the fort has been captured in many films, among then is Roja.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is available outside the fort

Activities & things to do: Climb upto the last of the fort and get a fantastic view of the sea.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kasargod is on the Mumbai Kochi highway, and lots of train pass thro it,
The nearest airport is Mangalore, which is 1 hours drive.
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Manoj C v

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  • Manoj C v
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 12, 2011
Bekal is one of the nice weekend getaway in kerala. The fort is surrounded by the beach which makes it Very picturistic. it is around 60kms from Mangalore. There is also backwaters and houseboats 25 kms from Bekal.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Bekal fort, Anantha Padmanabaswamy temple (15kms from Bekal), not much of shopping place but if you want to checkout then you find shopping centres in Kanhagad. The restaurant in the resort just beside the fort (sorry,forgot the name) is a very good one.

Activities & things to do: You can go for a trek from fort to the backwaters

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By road can be reached from Bangalore-415kms, Mangalore 60kms.
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"Kanan Beach Resort - Nileshwer"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 23, 2010
The nature of the Kerala is beautiful & marvelous, North Kerala a new destination for the tourist.
The traditional dance of Theyyam, with colorful dresses.The seashore of the north Kerala, especially Nileshwer beach,it's marvelous.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Don't miss the food from North Kerala, because it's a special and delicious. If you want to taste Biriyani, go here and have it. All foods are special !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! here

Activities & things to do: The boating in this area, wonderful and calm. There will be no crowd in the lake with many boats,it could be one or two only.
The fort Bekal and the view of beach from the fort,it's make marvelous destination to the tourist in this area

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By the road, now it's very difficulty to reach here.The national highway 17 is very poor road condition. Better go by Train to here.
The nearest Air port is Mangalore & Calicut.
The Nearest Railway Stations are Nileshwar & Kanhangad.
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