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Bekal Fort

Type of Location
Beach Resort
About Location


Places to Visit
How to Reach

Nearest railway station:Kasaragod, about 16 km.
Nearest airports:Mangalore, about 50 km; Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 200 km

Key places to visit
Hill Stations : Ranipuram, Kottancherry, Possadigumpe, Backwaters : Chandragiri, Valiyaparamba, Beaches: Bekal Beach, Kappil Beach, kanwatheertha Beach, Azhithala Beach


Places to Visit

Trekking Spots/HillStations


Shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands ….. Ranipuram, 58 km from Bekal is a stunning landscape in every shade of green. Situated at a cool 750 m above sea level, it is popular not just as a natural haven, but also as an adventure hotspot. Hidden beneath the evergreen canopy are delightful trekking trails that nature enthusiasts are slowlydiscovering.

Formerly known as Madathumala, Ranipuram's extensive forests merge with those of the nearby State of Karnataka . While the varied vegetation makes this place a favourite with nature lovers, the wild elephants that wander the mountains offers the experience of a lifetime for wildlife enthusiasts.

Kottancherry (30 km north east of Kanhangad)
Visitors can have more of adventure at Kottancherry which resembles the famous hill station of Kodaikanal in its scenic beauty. The rainforests near Konnakkad present excellent options for trekking.

Ideal for an enchanting one-day tour is Possadigumpe, located on a hillock 323 m above sea level and 18 km east of Mangalpady in Dharmathadka. The delightfully cool environs of this place makes it just the right place for a picnic.


The most beautiful backwater stretch of Kerala, Valiyaparamba is 19 km from Bekal.Four rivers give shape to this network of waterways that lazily snake through the land, between palm groves and paddy fields.
A ride in a Kettuvallam - the traditional houseboat of Kerala - gives one an unmatched experience of the backwaters. The rustic charm of Kasaragod makes one engrossed with the beauty; the refreshing glimpses of life around the waterways makes this goods carrier turned leisure boat much sought after by tourists . And, while gliding past little thatched houses, past the clusters of green; past fleets of ducks you'll finally discover that serenity has a name.
A visit to the turtle hatchery centre nearby provides the perfect finale.

Unveil more frames of tranquility at Chandragiri River . Flowing beside the famous fort by the same name, boat trips are available from here to nearby islands and palm groves.


Kappil Beach

Five km away is Kappil Beach . Vast, remote and secluded, it is refreshingly different from popular beach destinations in its inspiring settings and ambience. Nearby is the Kodi Cliff that looks as if it sprang straight out of the sea. Take in one of the most panoramic views of the sea from here.

Kanwatheertha Beach
Located 3 km from Manjeswaram, is a large swimming pool-like formation of the sea on the vast beach which is the main attraction of Kanwatheertha Beach.

Azhithala Beach
Serene, secluded and punctuated with casuarinas trees, Azhithala Beach , located 25 km to the south of Bekal, is the ideal setting for long walks and out-of-this-world moments.

Bekal Beach
An unmatched experience of the sun, sea and the sand is this shallow beach, that offers, apart from the charm of unexplored nature, spectacular views of the Bekal Fort nearby. Adding more charm to the spectacular landscape are the swaying palm trees that border the beach.

Right Time to Visit

January - May
July - December