The Bekal Fort stands tall amidst the two palm-fringed beaches with the eternal note of the unending waves. Legends hold that the Bekal fort was there since the days of the Chirakkal Rajas as it was very common in those days to build a fort for the purpose of defense. The zigzag entrance and the trenches around the fort bear testimony to it. This idyllic fort also provides many options to those who want to explore. It has been attracting tourists as well as historians for ages. The fort is built up from the sea. The major portion of its exterior is drenched, and the waves hit the citadel.
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Bekal Fort, that spreads over 40 acres of land is the largest fort of Kerala. The hallmarks of the fort are the vista of the tunnel in the south, the steps to the tank and the magazine to store military armours and the wide flight of steps to the Observation Tower.