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Bekal - A Peaceful Vacation By The Placid Waters


Bekal is a small town that lies peacefully on the coastline of the Arabian Sea in a village called Pallikare, belonging to the Kasaragod district of Kerala. Bekal derives its name from ‘Baliakulam’, which means Big Palace. According to local beliefs, a big palace was located here in the past. Bekal is an important tourism spot that has many significant attractions.

Tourist Places In And Around Bekal

This small town is notable for its picturesque beauty that grabs the attention of tourists from all corners of the world. Bekal is also known for its hospitality. Do not forget to taste “payasam" offered by the locals of Bekal. In Bekal, each of the temples belong to different families and each of them are dedicated to a different deity.

A visit  during the early months of the year will allow you to be a part of the "Theyyam Performance". The Bekal Fort has great archaeological and historical importance. This is one of the largest forts and well preserved by the Archaeological Department of the Government of India. The fort has an aura of its own with its mesmerising surrounding that meets the vast sea.

Within the Bekal Fort, there lies the Travellers’ Bungalow, which is preserved by the PWD of the Kerala Government. Other attractions include a temple devoted to Hanuman and an old mosque established by Tipu Sultan.

The presence of a dozen forts in Bekal is an example of the historical importance of this small town. Some of the other tourist places in Bekal are the Bekal Beach, Ananthapura Temple and Chandragiri Fort. 

Bekal Weather

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How to Reach Bekal

  • By Road
    The town of Bekal is connected by roads to many places. Regular bus services and taxis are available to and fro the town. Mangalore is 65 km from Bekal and Kannur is 78 km away from this town.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway stations to Bekal are the Kasaragod Railway Station and Kanhangad, both about 12 km away. The Kasaragod Railway Station lies on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route.
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  • By Air
    The Mangalore Airport, which lies about 70 km from Bekal, is the nearest airport to this small town. You can book a taxi from Mangalore to Bekal. The nearest international Airport is the Calicut International Airport located at a distance of is 180 km from Bekal.
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