Top Tourist Destinations in Kasaragod

The northern most district of Kerala, shares the borders with Karnataka. Kasaragod is well known for its coir and handloom industries. Prime source of livelihood of the people is fishing.  As its name puts Kasaragod is known as the land of seven languages, gods, Forts, Rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. Largest Fort in kerala, Bekal Fort is in kasaragod.
For most among the tourist attractive in Kasaragod. superbly located overlooking the Arabian sea this fort having historic importance is over 300 years old and is one of the best preserved forts in kerala. At a height of 130 Ft above sea level the circular part is situated 164 KM south of Kasaragod and build in area of 35 acres. It gives clear picture how they managed to fight with enemies. 

It has enough to walk and explore for minimum 1 hour. Make sure you reach there at least 2 PM; it closes by around 5.30 PM. The view from the watchtower is just awesome give clear picture of Kanhangad, Pallikara, Bekal and Kottikulam.

  • Bekal Fort Beach
For built in the sea shore is attracting numbers of travelers. Spectacular view of the fort near by the sea. The beach is so clean and not that much crowdie, its for those who like to be alone and enjoy the sunset. 

  • Tejaswini Valiyaparamba Back Water
This is one of the most scenic backwater stretches in kerala. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little island, this much devoured destination offers enchanting boat cruises. If the tourism board develops and promote well , definetly it will one of the best experiense as like 

  • Chandragiri Fort
 Situated on the banks of Chandragiri River. South east of kasaragod town. This town is known for a fort built by shivappa naik of Bedanore the 17th century. One of the chain of forts built by the same ruler offers a breathtaking view of the river and the Arabian Sea.  Boat trips to nearby islands and palm groves. Boarding point Chandragiri bridge. 

  • Cheruvathur
The home of illustrious poets and schools of Kuttamat. The ruins of a Dutch fort built in the 18th century can be found in Veeramala Hills. Cheruvathur is also a fascinating picnic spot.

  • Manjeshwaram
One of the prominent pilgrim centers in Kerala which includes a number of temples not only for this but also for its cashew growing.

  • Kappil Beach

Remote and secluded, this beach is past becoming a major tourist attraction. This kodicliff nearby offers panoramic view of Arabian Sea.

  • Anandasram
Situated 15 KM from Bekal, this internationally renowned spiritual centre founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939., offers a quiet, peaceful ambience best situated for meditation and spiritual studies.

Situated 30 KM from Bekal. This 9th century temple is the only lake temple in kerala and is the Moolastanam ( orginal abode ) of  Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabha Swami temple, thiruvananthapuram.

  • Kanwatheertha Beach
Situated 3 KM from Manjeshwaram. Is a large swimming pool like formation of the sea on the vast beach is the main attraction.

  • Kanhangad/ Hosdurg Fort
This is Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty and also for the Nithyanandashram, an internationally recognized spiritual centre.

Situated 45 KM from Kasaragod. Located in wooded surroundings on the southern banks of the River Payaswini, this ancient Siva temple contains a Sanskrit inscription in Kannada script which has been ascribed to the western Chalukya King Kirthivarman II ( 745 – 755 AD ). It is a perfect blend of architecture of Kerala and Karnataka regions. Don’t miss the prasadam  (UNNIYAPPAM) which is made by Gee and Rice which is so delicious to say.
Situated 85 KM from Kasaragod. Ranipuram in its natural beauty is comparable to Ooty. Wild elephants can be seen wandering on the top of the mountains. The view from the top is spectacular which you can see the entire city over there.
  • Edneer Mutt
Situated 10 KM north past of Kasaragod. The mutt of Edneer renowned as a seat of art and learning belongs to the Sankaracharya tradition.

  • Pandyan Kallu
A rock rising in the sea about 2 KM from the Trikkannad temple e, Pandyan kallu is an ideal spot for adventurous swimmers.

  • Malik Deenar Mosque
The historic Malik Deener Juma Masjid buiult in the typical Kerala style is believed to have been founded by Malik Ibin Dinar.  The Juma Masjid which is one of the best kept and most attractive In the district is located at Thalankara.

  • Nileshwaram
The cultural centre of the district, this was the seat of the Nileshwar Rajas. The Nileshwaram Palace today functions as the folklore centre of the Dept of Archaeology. The town is also famous for its numerous kavus (shrines), temple festivals and the Kavil Bhavan , yoga and Cultural centre which offers rejuvenation therapy and naturopathy treatments like mud and herbal baths.

Art Form

  • Yakshagana

This classical art form of Karnataka is very common in Kasaragod. Two variations of this performing art are Bayalattu and Bommayattu. Kannada parthy subba the father of Yakshagana belongs to Kumbla in Kasaragod.