Valiyaparamba Backwaters (30 km)
About 30 km away from Bekal lay the Valiyaparmba Backwaters which is one of the most scenic backwaters in Kerala. It includes Kunnuveedu beach and Padanna beach. The backwater is also dotted with numerous islands. It also offers enticing boat cruises. Valiyaparamba hinterland is separated from mainland and is one of the important fishing centres of Kerala.
Hosdurg Fort (15 km)
The Hosdurg Fort with its round bastions looks imposing from distance. Somashekara Nayaka of Keladi Nayaka dynasty of Ikkeri built the fort. The place was made well known by the Nithyanandasram, an internationally recognized spiritual centre with 45 caves.