Sights to See
Spread over 40 acres of land standing the tough trials of the waves is the largest fort in the state of Kerala – the Bekal Fort. The ever enchanting charm of the pristine and sandy beaches, its crashing waves and winds all tell the tale of a renowned history guarded inside the mighty walls of this 300 year old fort. Built by the rulers of the ancient Kadampa dynasty, the fort changed hands over the years to the Kolathiri Rajas, the Vijayanagar Empire, Tipu Sultan and finally, the British East India Company.
Ananthapura Lake Temple
Dedicated to lord Vishnu, it is an attractive ancient ninth century Hindu temple situated in the middle of a lake in Kasaragod district.
The Bekal Fort Beach
The Bekal fort beach is beautiful with stunning white sand and pristine water all around it. The lure of this beach is simply too big to resist. The beach gets illuminated during the evening hours so that tourists can spend more time at the beach even after the sun sets.
An unexplored heaven on earth, Kappil Beach is one of the best kept secrets of God’s own country. The beach covers an area of about twenty-five acres land and it is the most exciting location to relax and enjoy. The wide, sweeping stretch of silver sands, fringed by thick groves of casuarinas and total solitude of the surroundings all set to realize your dream. This sun-drenched beach is a perfect getaway after a hectic tour of the nearby Bekal Fort, some six km away. The Kodi cliff provides an ideal spot for the adventurous souls and offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.
One of the oldest and important temples in Kasaragod, the Mallikarjuna temple is devoted to lord Shiva known here by the name Mallikarjuna. The temple is situated in the heart of the Kasaragod city near the taluk office.
Malik Deenar Mosque
The historic Malik Deenar Juma Masjid built in the typical Kerala style is believed to have been founded by Malik Ibn Deenar. The mosque, Juma Masjid, which is one of the best kept and most attractive in the Kasaragod district, is located at Thalankara.