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Sunset at Pallikere Beach

Sunset at Pallikere Beach  Video Review
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Pallikere Beach

Vinod Nair
14th Nov 17

Fishing at Bekal Pallikere Beach Kerala

Fishing at Bekal Pallikere Beach Kerala  Video Review
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Pallikere Beach

Victor Ferns
11th Nov 17

Pallikere Bekal Beach Kerala

Pallikere Bekal Beach Kerala  Video Review
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Pallikere Beach

Victor Ferns
11th Nov 17

Beautiful Clean beach with great sunset views

Beautiful Clean beach with great sunset views  Video Review
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Pallikere Beach

Ramit Batra
11th Nov 17

Sunset at beach

Sunset at beach  Video Review
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Pallikere Beach

Manoj Menon
11th Nov 17

Bekal Fort Highest Point

Bekal Fort Highest Point  Video Review
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Bekal Fort

Vinod Nair
14th Nov 17

Fabulous drive-in beach

Fabulous drive-in beach  Video Review
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Bekal Fort Beach

Ramit Batra
12th Nov 17

View of the Bekal Fort Embracing the Bekal Beach

View of the Bekal Fort Embracing the Bekal Beach  Video Review
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Bekal Fort

Vinod Nair
12th Nov 17

Pristine White Sand Beach

Pristine White Sand Beach  Video Review
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Pallikere Beach

Vinod Nair
12th Nov 17

Largest fort in Kerala

Largest fort in Kerala  Video Review
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Bekal Fort

Gaurav Verma
12th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Bekal

1Admire the majesty of Bekal fort!
Admire the majesty of Bekal fort!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mssthirdeye says "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. "

HolidayIQ Reviewer Peethambar Panicker says "Built along the Arabian Sea Coast is a lovely location for those who would like to merge with nature. A majestic fort with pathways well paved for a comfortable walk, and the sea lashing at the coast all along. " 

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2The Lalit Resort & Spa, Bekal
The Lalit Resort & Spa, Bekal

HolidayIQ Traveller Mohammed Amin says, “Recently, I along with my wife had been to Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal. It was a totally different experience. I felt like living in the lap of nature. The resort is beautiful and is situated very close to the beach. The amenities of Lalit were mindblowing. The food was great. I honestly recommend staying in The Lalit when in Bekal.”

Experience- Dine at the secluded gazebo or riverside tent or in the private balcony of your room. Treat yourself to one-of-a-kind dining experience, with your very own personal chef and butler attending to every detail.

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3A fort by the Arabian sea; Baikal Fort
A fort by the Arabian sea; Baikal Fort

HolidayIQ Reviewer Dilkhush Shah says, “Baikal Fort is considered as one of the largest and most preserved forts in Kerala. It is visited by numerous visitors every year. Baikal Fort is a historic fort surrounded by a beautiful beach offering an enchanting view of Arabian Sea from its high observation tower. The beautiful walkway, illuminated beach and the grand architecture of the Baikal Fort make this place a favorite among the visitors. ”

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4To watch the sunset in the Arabian Sea from Baikal Fort
To watch the sunset in the Arabian Sea from Baikal Fort

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vinod Nair says, “A 300+ years old Fort Well Maintained Fort. This Fort goes down 300 yrs in history. It is just by the Baikal Fort Beach or the Pallikere Beach which is its real name. Fort is well maintained, with landscaped gardens and nice pathways. The highest point of the fort is a steep climb. So please wear a good footwear while coming, light clothes as it can get really hot and humid, sunscreens, hats, and sunglasses and a bottle of water. Come here during sunset and you will be amazed...Family and kids friendly, because of the steep hike elders might find it bit difficult but is definitely manageable.”

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5Bekal Fort, which served as the military camp of Tipu Sultan
Bekal Fort, which served as the military camp of Tipu Sultan

HolidayIQ Reviewer Snehalata Jain adds, “Bekal fort is very near to city Bekal, and also it has a beautiful top view of Pallikere Beach. The fort is well-preserved fort by archaeological survey of India and it has a history with a military camp of tipu sultan the fort was quite big so it takes time to complete, and also it's a mix of green lawn and brown bricks. And it has unique round structures with a slope to go up. As a traveler, I found this place to click beautiful photos and less crowded places compared to other forts. And yes perfect time is 5 pm and until sunset..”

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Reviews (24)

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Vivekthlp Thlp4.3/5

3 reviews

Good place

This place is very good and the people here are nice also, they are very caring and loyal . This place will be an unforgettable moment in your life. Everyone should visit this place. There are no entry fee. Every kinds of services are also there in this place

Vinod Nair

Vinod Nair3.6/5

149 reviews

Very Inviting, Pristine Well Maintained Fort

Baikal Fort in Kasargod is definitely an off beat destination in Kerala and you must visit this place if you are around Kasargod, Kannur or for that matter Mangalore. It is close by to these 3 places.
The Fort is widespread overlooking the Baikal Beach and gives fantastic view of the ocean and the Baikal beach front.
The Beach is kept pristine clean and well maintained. Parking is available with ample space for cars and even buses. There are few eateries outside with some basic snacks and toy stores and that has helped it to be kept clean. Nothing inside the fort which is a real need to maintain its sanctity. There is a nice garden at the entrance of the beach and thats a very thoughtfully done idea as you get nice shades and corners to sit and chill once you are done strolling on the beach.
Overall a wonderful destination in Kasargod and kids will enjoy this experience with lessons in History over the making and further capturing of this Fort.
Have enclosed pics showing the timings and entry charges. We stayed at Baikal Palace which is close by to the Baikal Fort and Beach and decent economy hotel. There are other luxury stay options as well such as Tej Baikal and Lalit Baikal. Try them out as well.
The sunset from the Baikal Fort and its Beach is Marvellous experience. Hence try being there before sunset, explore the entire Fort and as the sun sets experience it first at the Fort and immediately go to the adjoining beach and soak in the sunset experience and relax there.

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Bekal Overview

Situated on the shore of the Pallikara village, Bekal is small town on the eastern seashore of Kerala. Located 16 km away from the Kasargod Town, Bekal is an important town of Kasargod district. During the Perumal age, the town was a part of Mahodayapuram. After the decline of Mahodayapuram Perumals by the 12th century, North Kerala including Bekal came under the administrative control of Kolathunadu. During the reign of Kolathiries, Bekal flourished as an important port town of Thulunadu.

In 1565, the Battle of Thalikkottai resulted in the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire. Several feudatory chieftains including the Keladi Nayakas became politically strong after the end of Vijayanagara Empire. Soon, the Nayakas realised the political and economic importance of the region and conquered it. During this time, Bekal served as a centre in establishing the domination of Nayakas in Malabar.

According to a local Kannada writer, Bekal Rama Nayak, Bekal is derived from the word Baliakulam, which means Big Palace. In ancient time, every palace was protected by a fort and hence Bekal fort was also constructed. In 1763, this fort was captured by Hyder Ali, who passed it to Tipu Sultan. Later in 1799, Bekal came under the administrative control of English East India Company. During this time, Bekal became the headquarters of the Bekal Taluk of South Canara District, which was administered by Bombay Presidency.

In 1862, South Canara became a part of the Madras Presidency and Bekal Taluk was replaced by Kasargod Taluk. The oldest ritualistic temple art form of India, Theyyam, is predominant in the region. Every year from October through May, grand display of this ritual art is held at several places in the region. Kalaripayattu, the martial art form and Yakshagana, a musical theatre, are also an integral part of the culture of Bekal.

Major attraction in the town is Bekal Fort, which is one of the best preserved forts in Kerala. Underneath the Bekal Fort is the Bekal Beach, which is characterised by golden sand and palm trees. Furthermore, Valiyaparamba, which is around 19 km away from the destination, is famous as the beautiful stretch of backwater in Kerala.

The airport nearest to Bekal is Mangalore International Airport, which is located around 50 km away from the town. Kasargod and Kanhangad are the nearest railheads that can be used for reaching the destination by train. The town is also connected to Kasargod and Kanhangad by regular bus service operated by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation. Best time to visit Bekal is from October through March, when weather is favourable for outing and sightseeing.

Photos of Bekal

Bekal Fort, Bekal

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Shijo Thomas

Sea view from Fort
Bekal Fort, Bekal

Photo by

Shijo Thomas

Fort premises

There is so much to see in Bekal.

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