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The 14th district of Kerala, Kasargod is known for its coir , handloom industries as well as Tobacco are prime business .

The KASARGOD district is gifted by Mother Nature with water, forest, and mineral resources. The forest-covered Western Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west flank. Demarcating the north and the south are two rivers - the Talapadi and the Trikaripur (near Karuvellure) . 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. Not surprisingly, Kasargod is poised for growth in the area of tourism.

Kasaragod is a beautiful town poised at the northern extreme of Kerala state. 16 km south of the town on theNational Highway is the largest and best preserved fort in the whole of Kerala, girded by a splendid beach. Shapedlike a giant keyhole, this magnificent historical fort offers a superb view of the Arabian sea from its tall observationtowers, where a few centuries ago huge cannons were strategically placed.

 

These days most travelers who land in Kasargod head straight for Bekal, 16 km south on National Highway 47. The beautiful Bekal beach with the historic and archeologically significant. Also chosen favourite shooting locale for film makers Today, the Bekal fort and its surroundings is fast becoming an international tourist destination and a . Bekal is also one among the five centres selected by the Government of India to be developed into a 'Special Tourism Area'. Bekal Fort in the background is now being developed into a major beach resort. But for now, you can still savor the touch of history as you view the serene Lakshadweep Sea from the tall observation towers of the fort, once huge cannon emplacements. The fort is perched atop a hill, thus giving a strategic view of the Countryside. The largest and best-preserved fort in Kerala, it belonged in ancient times to the Kadampa dynasty and later came under the control of the Kolathiri Rajas. Still later it became part of the Vijayanagara Empire. In the late18th century Tippu Sultan captured it. An old mosque near the fort is believed to have been built by him. After the British conquer him, the fort came under the control of the East India Company.

The nearest airport is at Mangalore, 50 km away. Kozhikode (calicut) airport is 150 km south. Kasargod has a railway station which is linked to several important towns. Motorable roads connect Kasargod to towns in Kerala and neighbouring Karnataka.

Giant key hole shaped fort, golden expanse of beautiful beach surrounding it, backwaters, hill destinations
and water sport facilities nearby.

 

 

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