Kasaragod, Tourist Attractions in Kasaragod

Tourist Attractions in Kasaragod

Tourist Attractions in Kasaragod

Bekal Fort, Bekal Fort Beach, Kappil Beach, Anandasram, Ananthapuram Lake Temple, Manjeswaram, Kanhangad or Hosdurg Fort, Sri Mahalingeswara Temple, Cheruvathur, Madhur Temple, Ranipuram, Pandiyan kallu, Malik Deenar Mosque and Nileswaram are the famous tourist attractions in Kasaragod.

Bekal Fort
The Bekal Fort is situated about 16 km south of Kasaragod on the national highway. The Bekal Fort is about 300 year old and one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala. This imposing circular structure of laterite rises about 130 feet above sea level and stands on a 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea. The Bekal Hole Aqua Park is situated near the Bekal fort. This park is the one of the unique Aqua park in northern Kerala and provides water sports facilities like paddle boats and water cycles.

Bekal Fort Beach
The Bekal fort Beach is situated about 1 km from Bekal Fort. This shallow beach offers a spectacular view of the fort and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation.

Ananthapuram Lake Temple, Kasaragod

Ananthapuram Lake Temple
Ananthapuram Lake Temple is situated about 30 km from Bekal. This 9th century temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is the moolasthanam (original abode) of Ananthapadmanabha.

Manjeswaram
Manjeswaram is the most famous cashew growing town and a famous pilgrimage centre. A large number of temples and fifteen mosques are located in this town. There are two old Jain Bastis at Bengara Manjeswar on the southern banks of the Manjeswar River.

Madhur Temple
Madhur Temple is situated about 8 km north of the town of Kasaragod. The Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple, with its rich architecture and copper plate roofing, rises majestically against the beautiful landscape of the Madhuvahini River.

Kappil Beach
Kappil Beach is the remote and secluded beach, about 6 km from Bekal Fort. This beach is fast becoming a major tourist attraction. The Kodi cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

Madhur Temple, Kasaragod

Anandasram
Anadasram is the most famous spiritual centre in Kasaragod, situated about 15 km from Bekal. This spiritual centre was founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939 and offers a quiet, peaceful ambience best suited for meditation and spiritual studies.

Ranipuram
Ranipuram is located about 85 km from the town of Kasaragod at 750 m above sea level. Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails, evergreen shoal woods, monsoon forests and grasslands. This area was formerly known as Madathumala. The extensive forests of Madathumala merge with the forests of Karnataka. The natural beauty of Ranipuram can be compared to Ooty. Wild elephants can be seen wandering on the top of the mountains.

Kanhangad or Hosdurg Fort
Kanhangad or Hosdurg Fort is mainly known for its chain of forts built by Somashekara nayak of Ikkeri dynasty and also for the Nithyanandashram, an internationally recognised spiritual centre.

Sree Mahalingeswara Temple
Sree Mahalingeswara Temple is located in Adoor, about 45 kms. from Kasaragod. This temple is located in the wooded surroundings on the southern banks of the Payaswini river. This ancient Siva Temple contains a Sanskrit inscription in Kannada script which has been described to the Western Chalukya King Kirthivarman II.

Cheruvathur
Cheruvathur is the home of the illustrious poets and scholars of Kuttamath. Cheruvathur is also a fascinating picnic spot. The ruins of a Dutch Fort built in the 18th century can be found in the Veeramala Hills.

Pandiyan Kallu
Pandiyan Kallu is a rock that rises in the sea about 2 km from the Trikkannad Temple. Pandiyan Kallu is an ideal spot for adventurous swimmers. According to the legends, the ship of one of the Pandiya Kings who attacked the Trikkannad Temple was converted into a rock.

Malik Deenar Mosque
The historic Malik Deenar Juma Masjid is one of the best kept and attractive mosque of Thalankara at Kasaragod. Kasaragod is built in the typical Kerala style of architecture. This mosque is believed to have been founded by Malik Ibin Dinar.

Nileswaram
Nileswaram is the cultural centre of the district of Kasaragod and was the seat of the Nileswar Rajas. The town is also famous for its numerous shrines, temple festivals and the Kavil Bhavan Yogi and Cultural Centre which offers rejuvenation therapy and naturopathy treatments like mud and herbal baths. Today, the Nileswaram Palace functions as the folklore centre of the Department of Archaeology.

 
 
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