How To Get There - Kasargod
The nearest airport is at Mangalore,
50 km away. Kochi airport is 420 kms south.
Kasargod has a railway station,
which is linked to several important towns.
Motorable roads connect Kasargod to
towns in Kerala and neighbouring Karnataka.
KASARGOD - THE LAND OF COIR AND HANDLOOM
The northern-most district of Kerala, Kasargod is known for its coir
and handloom industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. The
district has water, forest, and mineral resources.
It is flanked by the forest-covered Western Ghats in the east and the
Arabian Sea in the west. Demarcating the north and the south are two
rivers - the Talapadi and the Trikaripur.
Grey rocks and barren land amidst dense vegetation as well as calm
lagoons visible through the coconut palms along the coastal bet lend
this district a rare and distinct beauty. Kasargode displays a variety
of styles in temple architecture.
The unique style of Madhur Mahaganapathy temple, the typical Kerala
style of the historic Malik Deenar Great Juma Masjid and many other
structures speak in silence of the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Prime Attractions of Kasaragod
Situated at a distance of 30kms from Bekal, it is
the only lake temple in Kerala. It is regarded as the 'moolasthanam'
(original seat) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabha Swami
Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. more..
The largest and best-preserved fort in Kerala, the Bekal
Fort is perched atop a hill, thus giving a strategic view of the
The five day annual festival at Sree
Manantheswara Vinayaka temple at Madhur in Kasargod is a colorful event.
On the fourth day, the image of the deity (Thidampu) is taken out in a
long procession. more..
Dedicated to goddess Bhagavathy, the seven-day
utsavam at this temple is in the Malayalam month of Kumbham/Meenam
is the annual one-day festival celebrated on the fifth day after 'Vishu'
in the Malayalam month of Medam (April) at the Ananthapura Lake Temple
in Kumbala, Kasargod. more..
Bekal Hole Aqua Park
North of the fort, off
the highway is a unique 'Aqua Park', the only one of its kind in north
Malabar. Here, Pedal boats and water cycles offer along hours of
relaxation on the cool stretches of the Bekal Hole backwaters.
Fort at Chandragiri
The fort, a large
squarish one by the side of a river, is at Chandragiri, south-east of
Kasargode. It was built in the 17th century by Sivappa Nayaka of
Bedanore. It has a mosque nearby. The ancient Kizhur State temple is
also located here, where during the annual festival, the deity is taken
to Thrikkanaya Temple at Bekal.
3 kms from
Manjeshwaram, the large swimming pool-like formation of the sea on the
vast beach is the main attraction.
The Kappil Beach, remote and
secluded is fast becoming a major tourist destination, offering an
unmatched experience of wide beaches and calm waters. The Kodi Cliff
nearby offers a panoramic view of the bluea waters of the Arabic Sea.
At Manjeswaram, a quaint
little cashew-rich town at the northern tip of the district, which is
home to 15 mosques, is the memorial to Govinda Pai, the grand patriarch
of Kannada literature. Near Kanjangad in Hosdurg, is the Madiyankulam
dedicated to Bhadrakali. The ceremonious Bhutha dance is performed
during the temple festival in May/June and December/January.
The cultural centre of the
district, this was the seat of the Nileswar Rajas. The Nileswaram palace
today functions as the folklore centre of the Department 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 baths and
This beautiful expanse of
shallow waters and beach offers a spectacular view of the Bekal Fort.
The public beach has ample space for recreation and relaxation. With
international standard facilities to be developed here, Pallikere will
rank among the best beaches in the country.
The Sree Mahalingeswara
at Adoor is located in pretty surroundings on the banks of the river
Payaswini. In the temple is a Sanskrit inscription in Kannada script,
which are ascribed to the Western Chalukya king Kirthi Varma II, by the
Excursions from Kasaragod
It offers ample opportunity for exciting treks along the wide vistas of
nature. This land of cool weather, situated at a height of more than 750
m above sea level, is known for its varied vegetation.
This internationally renowned spiritual centre founded by Swami Ramdas
in 1939, offers a quiet, peaceful ambience best suited for meditation
and spiritual studies. A 40 minutes drive away, is the unique
Valiyaparamba Backwater stretch. The most scenic Backwaters of Kerala,
it is fed by four rivers and is dotted with numerous islands.
Valiyaparamba is perhaps the most scenic Backwaters of Kerala. A cruise
centre offering exciting boat rides will soon be opened here.
): This is perhaps the most scenic Backwater Stretch in Kerala fed by
four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, Valiyaparamba is
fast turning into a much favoured Backwater Resort that offers
enchanting boat cruises
Places To Stay - Kasargod
PWD Guest House, Kasargod.
PWD Guest House, Bekal.
PWD Guest House, Hosdurg.
Tourist Bungalow, Kanjangad.
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