Kasargod Tourism

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Spiritual Journey and Serene Atmosphere

Spiritual Journey and Serene Atmosphere  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Vinod Nair
11th Nov 17

Great backwater landscape near Chandragiri fort

Great backwater landscape near Chandragiri fort  Video Review

Chandragiri Fort

Vic Channaraj
29th Dec 17

3000 years old Temple

3000 years old Temple  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Mamta Narula
11th Nov 17

Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple Kerala

Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple Kerala  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Elsie Gabriel
11th Nov 17

Ananthapura Temple Kerala

Ananthapura Temple Kerala  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Victor Ferns
11th Nov 17

Ananthapadmanabha temple Kerala

Ananthapadmanabha temple Kerala  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Elsie Gabriel
11th Nov 17

Ananthapuram Padmanabhan Temple

Ananthapuram Padmanabhan Temple  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Snehalata Jain
11th Nov 17

Temple on a Lake

Temple on a Lake  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Manoj Menon
11th Nov 17

Beautiful Ancient temple with interesting legend

Beautiful Ancient temple with interesting legend  Video Review

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Kanishka Batra
11th Nov 17

Trikknd temple

Trikknd temple  Video Review

Trikkanad And Pandayan Kallu

Itsme ..
10th Jan 18

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Reviews (9)

Vinod Nair

Vinod Nair3.6/5

149 reviews

North Kerala Attraction

Kasargod District in Kerala is the Northern Tip of Kerala. It is closer to Mangalore Airport in Karnataka State and from there accessible via road. If you are travelling by train, you can directly get down at Kasargod Railway Station.
2 main attractions of Kasargod are The Ananthpura Lake Temple and Baikal Fort & Beach.
Ananthpura Lake Temple is as its name suggests a beautiful temple in the middle of a lake. It is beautifully built and well maintained. Well accessible from the Main Road. Dress Code for men while entering the temple is to remove shirt which is usual across many Kerala temples. The main deity in the temple is Vishnu. The temple lake has a legend - a Crocodile named Babia who is considered guardian of this temple. Many legendary stories about this Crocodile. But we couldnt see him as the Legend comes out only as and when he wishes to. The crocodile is pure vegetarian, does not eat any of the small even tiny fishes present in the lake, comes out of its then once in a while to eat the Nivedyam (prasadam offered to Lord Vishnu) and thats it. We missed seeing the Guardian but his presence was definitely felt.
Baikal Fort and Beach are monumental destinations in Kasargod. Please do visit the Fort for its historical importance, its making, its capture and the entire history behind it. Fort is under the Archaeological Survey of India and so well maintained that you will be amazed. Preferred time is to go little before Sunset, cover the fort in the light and then enjoy the sunset from the fort as well as from the Baikal Fort Beach.
Stay options in Kasargod near to Baikal Fort is Baikal Palace (Economy Hotel), Taj Baikal and Lalit Bekal, both being luxury options.

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi4.6/5

232 reviews

A nice place to visit

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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Kasargod Overview

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.

Photos of Kasargod

Madhur, Kasargod

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Prakash Manjrekar

Madhur Madanantheshwara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple, Kasaragod
Nileshwar, Kasargod

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Prakash Manjrekar

Thaliyil Neelakandeshwar Temple, Nileshwaram
Manjeshwar, Kasargod

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Prakash Manjrekar

Manjeshwar, Kasargod
Kasargod, Kerala

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Gaurav Verma

Kasargod, Kerala

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