Kasargod Ratings & Reviews

Vinod Nair

Vinod Nairratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

124 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

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.

  • North Kerala Attraction
  • North Kerala Attraction
  • North Kerala Attraction
  • North Kerala Attraction

Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchiratingratingratingratingratingrating4.6/5

234 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

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.

Shweta Shetty

Shweta Shettyratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

9 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Place of beaches

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.

Prakash Manjrekar

Prakash Manjrekarratingratingratingratingratingrating3.9/5

35 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Beach, fort and temple

'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.

  • Beach, fort and temple
  • Beach, fort and temple
  • Beach, fort and temple
  • Beach, fort and temple

Amal Baby paul

Amal Baby paulratingratingratingratingratingrating4.6/5

5 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Amazing and beautiful places will make your trip memorable

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.

Amal Baby

Amal Babyratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

6 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Backwaters and houseboats will make the place memorable

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.



35 reviewsPosted June 2011

The Bekal fort

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.

  • the sea from the fort

Manoj C v

Manoj C vratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

9 reviewsPosted January 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.

Prakash Krishna

Prakash Krishnaratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

1 reviewPosted October 2010

Kanan Beach Resort - Nileshwer

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.

  • Kanan Cottage view

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