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How To Get There - Kasargod

By Air
The nearest airport is at Mangalore, 50 km away. Kochi airport is 420 kms south.
By Rail
Kasargod has a railway station, which is linked to several important towns.
By Road
Motorable roads connect Kasargod to towns in Kerala and neighbouring Karnataka.

KASARGOD - THE LAND OF COIR AND HANDLOOM


The northern-most district of Kerala, Kasargod is known for its coir and handloom industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. The district has water, forest, and mineral resources.

It is flanked by the forest-covered Western Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west. Demarcating the north and the south are two rivers - the Talapadi and the Trikaripur.

Grey rocks and barren land amidst dense vegetation as well as calm lagoons visible through the coconut palms along the coastal bet lend this district a rare and distinct beauty. Kasargode displays a variety of styles in temple architecture.

The unique style of Madhur Mahaganapathy temple, the typical Kerala style of the historic Malik Deenar Great Juma Masjid and many other structures speak in silence of the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Prime Attractions of Kasaragod

Situated at a distance of 30kms from Bekal, it is the only lake temple in Kerala. It is regarded as the 'moolasthanam' (original seat) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. more..
The largest and best-preserved fort in Kerala, the Bekal Fort is perched atop a hill, thus giving a strategic view of the countryside. more..
The five day annual festival at Sree Manantheswara Vinayaka temple at Madhur in Kasargod is a colorful event. On the fourth day, the image of the deity (Thidampu) is taken out in a long procession. more..
Dedicated to goddess Bhagavathy, the seven-day utsavam at this temple is in the Malayalam month of Kumbham/Meenam (March). more..
Thapotsavam is the annual one-day festival celebrated on the fifth day after 'Vishu' in the Malayalam month of Medam (April) at the Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kumbala, Kasargod. more..
Bekal Hole Aqua Park
North of the fort, off the highway is a unique 'Aqua Park', the only one of its kind in north Malabar. Here, Pedal boats and water cycles offer along hours of relaxation on the cool stretches of the Bekal Hole backwaters.
Fort at Chandragiri
The fort, a large squarish one by the side of a river, is at Chandragiri, south-east of Kasargode. It was built in the 17th century by Sivappa Nayaka of Bedanore. It has a mosque nearby. The ancient Kizhur State temple is also located here, where during the annual festival, the deity is taken to Thrikkanaya Temple at Bekal.
Kanwatheertha Beach
3 kms from Manjeshwaram, the large swimming pool-like formation of the sea on the vast beach is the main attraction.
Kappil Beach
The Kappil Beach, remote and secluded is fast becoming a major tourist destination, offering an unmatched experience of wide beaches and calm waters. The Kodi Cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the bluea waters of the Arabic Sea.
Manjeshwaram
At Manjeswaram, a quaint little cashew-rich town at the northern tip of the district, which is home to 15 mosques, is the memorial to Govinda Pai, the grand patriarch of Kannada literature. Near Kanjangad in Hosdurg, is the Madiyankulam dedicated to Bhadrakali. The ceremonious Bhutha dance is performed during the temple festival in May/June and December/January.
Nileswaram
The cultural centre of the district, this was the seat of the Nileswar Rajas. The Nileswaram palace today functions as the folklore centre of the Department of Archaeology. The town is also famous for its numerous Kavus (Shrines), temple festivals and the Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural Centre, which offers rejuvenation therapy and naturopathy treatments, like mud baths and herbal baths.
Pallikere Beach
This beautiful expanse of shallow waters and beach offers a spectacular view of the Bekal Fort. The public beach has ample space for recreation and relaxation. With international standard facilities to be developed here, Pallikere will rank among the best beaches in the country.
Sri Mahalingeshwar
The Sree Mahalingeswara at Adoor is located in pretty surroundings on the banks of the river Payaswini. In the temple is a Sanskrit inscription in Kannada script, which are ascribed to the Western Chalukya king Kirthi Varma II, by the scholars.

Excursions from Kasaragod

(55Km.)
It offers ample opportunity for exciting treks along the wide vistas of nature. This land of cool weather, situated at a height of more than 750 m above sea level, is known for its varied vegetation. more..
Anandasram
(15Km.)
This internationally renowned spiritual centre founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939, offers a quiet, peaceful ambience best suited for meditation and spiritual studies. A 40 minutes drive away, is the unique Valiyaparamba Backwater stretch. The most scenic Backwaters of Kerala, it is fed by four rivers and is dotted with numerous islands. Valiyaparamba is perhaps the most scenic Backwaters of Kerala. A cruise centre offering exciting boat rides will soon be opened here.
Veliyaparamba
(30Km.)
): This is perhaps the most scenic Backwater Stretch in Kerala fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, Valiyaparamba is fast turning into a much favoured Backwater Resort that offers enchanting boat cruises

Places To Stay - Kasargod

Government Guest House, Kasargod.
PWD Guest House, Kasargod.
PWD Guest House, Bekal.
PWD Guest House, Hosdurg.
Tourist Bungalow, Kanjangad.

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General Information - Kasargod

Area
1,961 sq.km.
Population
1,070,629.
Clothing
Tropical Cottons.

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