Kasaragod, Kasaragod Information, Kasaragod Tour


Information about Kasaragod

Kasaragod is the northernmost district of Kerala and overlooks the Arabian sea. This district is an entry point for the tourists who are coming from the north to the enchanting state of Kerala. The name "Kasaragod" is derived from the word Kusirakood which means the Nuxvomica forests (Kanjirakuttom). It covers an area of 1961 square km. Kasaragod is bordered by the Arabian sea in the west, in the east by the forested slopes of the Western Ghats, in the north east by Karnataka and in the south by Kannur. Kasaragod is mainly known all over the world for its coir and handloom industries. Kasaragod is also known as the land of gods, forts, temples, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. This place is like a heaven where nature still plays an important part in the everyday life. It is a very beautiful place with forts, rivers, forests, palm trees and beaches. Kasargod is rich in folk-culture, visual arts and festivals. Most of the people in Kasaragod are farmers and grow various crops like Coconut, Rubber, Paddy, Cashew, Pepper, Vegetables, etc. Besides farming, fishing is also the main source of livelihood of the people in Kasaragod. Hindus, Muslims and Christians are the three types of religions found in Kasaragod. Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu, English, Hindi, Konkani are the major languages of the district. The best time to visit Kasaragod is between September and January.

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Tourist Attractions in Kasaragod

The major tourist attraction in Kasaragod are the Bekal Fort, Bekal Fort Beach, Kappad Beach, Ananthapuram Lake Temple, Manjeswaram, Kanwatheertha Beach, Kanhangad or Hosdurg Fort, Ranipuram, Sree Mahalingeswara Temple, Cheruvathur, Possadigumpe, Tulur Vanam, Pandiyan Kallu, Nileswaram and Malik Deenar Mosque. There are variety of styles in the architecture of the temples in Kasaragod. The Madhur Mahaganapathy Temple, and the historic Malik Deenar Great Juma Masjid displays a unique and typical Kerala style of architecture. More....

Backwaters in Kasaragod

Valiyaparamba Backwaters is situated about 30 kms from Kasaragod. It is one of the most scenic backwater stretches in Kerala. It is fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands. It is one of the most famous tourist destination in Kasaragod and offers enchanting boat cruises. Chandragiri also offers enchanting boat cruises to the nearby islands and palm groves. Chandragiri is situated on the Chandragiri River, southeast of Kasaragod town. This town is known for its large 17th century fort built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore. The Chandragiri Fort is built by the Sivappa Naik and offers a breathtaking view of the river and the Arabian Sea. It is a perfect point to watch the sunset.

Festivals in Kasaragod

Some of the festivals celebrated in Kasaragod are Pattutsavam, Madiyan Kovilakam, Kanhangad, Chaliyaporatu festival, Palakunnu Bharani, Nileswar Poorakali, Utsavam, Pooram, Theyyam, Kanathur Theyyam Kaliyattom, Kalom Kanipu Utsavom. Pattutsavam, Madiyan Kovilakam, Kanhangad are the nine day annual festival, celebrated in January. The main features of this festival are the cultural performances, religious rites and grand elephant processions. Chaliyaporatu festival is named after the popular folk art, prevalent in North Kerala. This annual festival is celebrated in March. Palakunnu Bharani festival is marked by processions and brilliant fire works. The Theyyam festival is performed in houses, tharavads and shrines. Nileswar Poorakali is a folk dance of men performed at the Nagacherry bhagavathy Temple. This dance is performed in the last week of March to the first week of April.

How to reach here

By Air:
The nearest airport is located at
Mangalore and Kozhikode, about 50 and 200 kms. respectively.

By Rail:
The railway station is located
on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route.

By Road:
An excellent network of roads connects Kasaragod to major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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