Must visit best places in Kerala

With its massive oceanfront fort, golden beaches, scenic backwaters and exhilarating watersports, Bekal has begun to inspire the imagination of intrepid travelers from around the globe. Known as “God’s own country”, this secluded destination in North Kerala boasts of numerous natural attractions and places to visit.

Nature & Parks

Kottapuram House Boat Cruise

Kottapuram House Boat Cruise

Kottapuram House Boat Cruise

Bekal Boat Stay, a unit of Bekal Resort Development Corporation Ltd. Has four fully furnished houseboats with bedrooms. We are catering to large gatherings like corporate meetings, conferences, family get together or any other special occasions, to make them memorable.

Thonikadavu Trek

Thonikadavu Trek

Thonikadavu Trek

A trek to thonikadavu is filled with the aroma of spices and various plants set amidst numerous little streams while offering splendid views of the wooded green valleys.While trekking in Kasargod, tourists witness plenty of virgin tree cover and meadows splashed all over the landscape. The renowned Bekal forest is located close to this trek. The trek is a visual treat for nature lovers. While exploring this trek one can witness a huge range of flora as well as fauna.

Religious Spots

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple

This 9th century monument is dedicated to SreePadmanabha and considered the moolasthanam of Lord SreePadmanabha. It is in an isolated place and the 7 idols in the temple are made of a mixture of 64 ayurvedic medicines. The temple, is surrounded by water on all sides, would appear as if it is made out breaking a huge rock. A bridge connects the temple premises and the main temple. There is a crocodile in the pond. It is said that this crocodile has lived in that pond for the past 40 years.

Madhur Temple

Madhur Temple

Madhur Temple

Madhur temple, originally known as Madhanentheswara (Shiva) Temple, has a folklore attached to it. According to the tale, an old "low caste" lady "Madaru" discovered an "Udbhava Murthy" (a statue that was not made by a human) of Shivalinga. The Ganapathy statue was drawn by a priest's son, a small Brahmin boy, on the walls of the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) while playing. Day by day it became big and fat; so that the boy called Ganapathi as "boddajja" or "boddaganesha."

Malik Deenar Mosque

Malik Deenar Mosque

Malik Deenar Mosque

Malik Dinar Mosque is a historical mosque in Kasargod district of Kerala state, south India. Over the years, Kasargod acquired the considerable importance as a centre of Islam on the west coast. It is the site of one of the mosques believed to be founded by Malik Deenar. The mosque, Juma Masjid, which is one of the best kept and most attractive in the district, is located at Thalangara. It contains the grave of Malik Deenar, one of the Sahaba of Prophet Muhammad and the place is sacred to Muslims. Another notable mosque, in Kasaragod is the Theruvath Mosque which is in the center of the town.

Thousands Pillar Jain Temple

Thousands Pillar Jain Temple

Thousands Pillar Jain Temple

Jainism was and is strongly practiced in Moodabidri. The Thousand Pillars Temple (Saavira Kambada Basadi) is one of the most famous holy shrines of Jains across the country. It also has Guru Basadi which houses the treasured Dhavala text. There are other Basadis, namely Ammanvara Basadi. Leppada Basadi, and more. There are several Jain temples in Moodbidri.

Shopping Places

Kasargod Sarees

Kasargod Sarees

Kasargod Sarees

Kasaragod saris, from the north of Kerala, are masterpieces made with high quality yarn using traditional handmade methods. It is known for the design, quality, varied color pattern and ornamented jaris or borders. The weaving is done in a unique style by giving care to the thread and applying a special kind of paste to make the sari strong and long lasting.

Sites & Landmarks

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

The Bekal Fort was constructed around AD 1645. It was completed speedily during the period of Sivappa Nayak to defend the port from overseas attack. On a vast 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea stands the Bekal Fort, above sea level. More than 300 years old, the Fort has a chequered history, making it an interesting excavation site. Owing to its historic importance, the Fort is now under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. The Bekal Fort is the largest and best preserved of its kind in Kerala.

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