- About Bekal
Bekal is a fantastic place that has a lot to offer in terms of natural
beauty, wonderful coastline involving extended stretches of fantastic
palm trees, exquisite estuaries and breathtaking back waters. Bekal
sightseeing tours will certainly include trips to all these incredible
natural locations. The Bekal Fort was primarily developed around 1645
AD. The amazing Bekal Fort spreads to north, west, south and the
exquisite palm trees to the east. This astonishing place is also home to
Chandragiri Fort and Hosdurg Fort. Chandragiri Fort is a unique ruined
fort that has coconut trees, view of the picturesque Arabian Sea and
situated approximately 6 kms next to Chandragiri River. The fort was
created during the 16th century by Sivappa Naik. He was the guy who also
built Bekal Fort. Hosdurg Fort is situated roughly 15 kms from Bekal.
Hosdurg Fort is considered to be a sequence of forts built by
Somasekhara Nayak of the dynasty Ikkeri.
Nowadays, Hosdurgs momentous characteristic has a religious feel to it, owing to the Nityanand Ashram situated there. However, Bekal sightseeing tours will also include trips to Bekal Beach, Kappil Beach, Kanwatheertha Beach and Azhithala Beach as well. These incredible beaches have a wonderful shoreline with numerous and attractive palm grooves and other types of amazing flora and fauna. Visit to Ranipuram hill station should not be missed. However, Bekal sightseeing tour will also enable you to explore the unbelievable Kottancherry hill station that is located 30 kms from Kanhangad. You can also visit the incredible Possadigumpe hill station according to your travel itinerary. Valiyaparamba backwaters will surely capture your imagination in the most ideal manner without any doubt. On the other hand, tourists can also visit Kasaragod backwater in order to explore breathtaking scenic beauty and unbelievable natural vegetation. Bekal Fort along with natural beaches, superb backwaters and astonishing hill stations are true assets of this place
- Tourism Attractions
Bekal Fort :
Bekal Fort, the distinctive symbol of craftsmanship, stands amidst the poignant music of the sea along with the perpetual note of interminable waves. The fort has remained tacit, as a silent witness to the eventful yester years. The Bekal Fort is a source of attraction for historians, tourists and nature - lovers for centuries as it embodies memories of a glorious past. The fort is believed to have been built by Sivappa Nayaka of the Ikkeri Dynasty in 1650. Later, the fort came under the possession of Haider Ali, the well-known ruler of Mysore, in 1763. English East India Company took possession of the fort in 1799.A temple devoted to Hanuman is situated at the entrance of the Bekal Fort. An old mosque, believed to have been built by Tippu Sultan, is another tourist attraction.
Kodi Cliffs :
Set between the Kappil Beach and the Chandragiri Fort, the cliffs offer a magnificent view of the amazing colors during sunset. The Kappil Beach is a flourishing and alluring destination nearby the cliff.
Chandragiri Fort :
This fort, built in the 17th century, is located on the south east of Kasargod, by the side of the river Payaswini.
Our Lady of Sorrows Church :
The shrine was constructed in 1890, at Bela, 12 kms from Kasargod.
Bekal Hole Aqua Park :
A water sport lover would like this unique park with facilities like pedal boats, water cycles and more.The other tourist attractions include Valiyaparamba, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Pallikere Beach etc.
- Best Time To Visit
Throughout the year
- How to Reach
By Flight :
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (50 km). The nearest international airport is the Calicut International Airport, also known as Karipur Airport, situated 180 km away.
By Rail :
The closest railhead is the Kasargod Railway Station, 8 km away.
By Road :
The nearest town to Bekal is Kasargod, which is well-connected by a vast network of roads to several tourist centers in Kerala. You can avail of buses operated by private and state operators from Kasargod that link you to all parts of the state.