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A Trip Around Kasaragod in Kerala

By Akshatha

Kasaragod is the last district in Kerala situated near to Karnataka border. It is unique because the three beautiful lands Kerala, Tulunadu and Coorg meet.

Kasaragod in Kerala also has special linguistic culture; people talk seven different languages here. So, it is called as 'Sapthabhasha Sangamabhoomi'.

Having a coastal line on West side and the Western Ghats towards the East, Kasaragod is blessed with natural resources.

These tourist places in Kasaragod are worth a visit.

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort was built by Shivappa Nayaka in 1650 AD and the structure of the fort indicates that it was only for defense purposes.

It is the largest fort in Kerala and is located adjacent to the sea. Waves keep hitting the fort walls as most part of it is built on the sea shore.

Unlike other forts, Bekal Fort was not used as a main place, as there are no palaces inside the fort.

It is a must visit place in Kasaragod.

Photo Courtesy: Amolnaik3k

Bekal Beach

Bekal Beach

Bekal Fort is on the shores of this beach in Bekal. It is scenic location attracts many tourists across the country.

Travellers can also enjoy an awesome view of Bekal beach from the fort .

Since it is not very commercialized, it is one of the clean beaches in Kerala.

In recent years, authorities have given much importance for maintaing Bekal beach.

Photo Courtesy: Vinayaraj

Ananthpura Lake Temple

Ananthpura Lake Temple

Ananthpura Lake temple in Ananthapura is the only lake temple in Kerala.

Situated in Ananthapura, this picturesque temple is believed to be the original site where Lord Ananthapadmanbha settled down.

An interesting story about the lake is the crocodile living their from ages.

It is believed that the crocodile which is named Babia is the guardian of the temple.

Earlier, people used bath in the tank but there was never any reports of the crocodile hurting anyone.

All the legends and a beautiful location makes it a popular tourist place in Kasargod.

Photo Courtesy: Sureshan

Ranipuram

Ranipuram

Ranipuram is a hill station situated next to Kottancheri - Talacavery mountain ranges.

Earlier known as Madumala, this is a beautiful place.

Some trekking expeditions through the forest areas of Ranipuram is also organised.However, one needs the permission of the Forest officers.

Ranipuram Shola National Park is one the main places to visit here.

Photo Courtesy: Krishnappa

Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri Fort in Kasaragod was built during 17th C on the banks of the river Payaswini . This fort was under Vijayanagar Empire and later came under Keladi Nayakas.

Even Shivappa Nayak had acquired Chandragiri Fort for a certain time.

Photo Courtesy: Kerala tourism

Malik Dinar Mosque

Malik Dinar Mosque

Malik Dinar Mosque is a historical building was founded by Malik Deenar.

Also known as Malik Dinar Juma Masjid has unique architecture and is one of the tourist places in Kasaragod.

Photo Courtesy: Ashrafulkhalq

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