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Tourist Attractions in Kannur District

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargod, Kerala

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargod, Kerala

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargod, Kerala

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Observation tower of Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargod, Kerala

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Observation tower of Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargod, Kerala

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargod, Kerala

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Bekal Fort / Bekal Kotta, Kasargod

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Waves striking the stone near bekal fort 
Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta Kasargogod, Kerala
Strong walls if the Bekal fort

Bekal Fort or Bekal Kotta is the largest fort of kerala and one of the impotant archeological monument of India located at bekal, Kasargod.
Bekal fort is constructed by Sivappa Nayaka of Bednore in 1650AD. The fort was constructed for the defense requirements, The fort later became the military base of Tipu sulthan during his military assault to Malabar and after yars British East India company made it their headquarters of  new taluk of South Canara district.
The structure of the fort is such that it can defend from enemies easily. The fort is spread around 40acres. The main unique features of the fort are The tunnel toward sea, the vast steps to the observation tower. From the tower we can have a view of near by cities like bekal,kanhangad,pallikara,Kottikulam.

There is a Hanuman temple and a Mosque near this fort.
Bekal fort is one of the main tousist attaction of Malabar.


Kasargod is also known as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. There a beautiful beach besides the fort, Bekal beach which has a good park and all facilities.
Bekal fort haa became shoting location for many Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi films.
The fort shown in song Thuhi re of Bombay film made by Mani Rathnam.
visitors are allowed to this Fort from morning 8am to evening 6pm. Entrance fees for Indians is  ₹ 5 and  ₹ 100 for foreign tourists.


Nearest Railway station is Bekal Railway station , but only passenger Trains will stop at this station. next Nearest station is Kanhangad Station which just 7kms from the fort.
Nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport


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