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Kasargode - A Land Of Diverse Culture


Kasargode, the northernmost district of Kerala is of historical and archaeological interest to many. It is said that the Arabs came through Kasargode to Kerala in the 9th and 14th centuries. The Bekal Fort is the most treasured monument in Kasargode as it runs directly into the sea with a bay towards the south.

The name is derived from a combination of two words, ‘kasaara’ which means lake in Sanskrit and 'kroda' which means a secured place for treasure. Kasargode essentially is enveloped by the Kaasaraka trees and the origin of the name can be also attributed to these trees.

There are also other varieties of tress typical to the coastline grown here. The landscape of Kasargode is characterized by the typical coconut and palm trees and streams which flow through the hills into the sea. Houses with sloping roofs, topped with home baked tiles is a specialty of this town.

A Land Flaunting Diverse Culture

Kasargode is characterized by its rich culture and different manifestations of the same. It is particularly famous for its Kambala (buffalo fight) and Cock fight in praise of the deities known as Theyyam worshipped here.

Christians, Hindus and Muslims stay here together. Despite the district being known for its religious activities, the people living here are tolerant of other religions as well. Variety of languages like Malayalam, Tulu, Kannada, Konkani and Tamil are spoken here.

Tourist Places In And Around Kasargode

Here are some of the tourist attractions in Kasargode: Govinda Pai Memmorial, Madiyan Kulam Temple and Malik Deenar Mosque and the places around are Bekal, Kannur, Thalassery and Payyoli.

Best Time To Visit Kasargode

The best time to visit Kasargode is in September and October.

How To Reach Kasargode

It can be reached by air, road and train.

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How to Reach Kasargode

  • By Road
    Travelling by road to Kasargode is relatively cheaper. There is KSRTC as well as private transport services available to reach Kasargode. The picturesque landscape is the bonus feature of travelling by road.
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  • By Train
    Kasargode boasts of exceptionally scenic surroundings and thus a train journey to this destination is truly memorable.The Kasargode railway station is well connected to all major stations in south and north India.
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  • By Air
    Managlore Airport is closest to Kasargode. It is located about 60km away from Kasargode. If you choose to come through south, and then the Kochi International Airport is at 350 kms. Taxi services are available from Managlore Airport at a reasonable price. One can also come to Bangalore Airport and reach the town via rail or road.
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