It is the largest fort in Kasargod, Kerala, India, spreading over 40 acres. Sivappa Nayaka of Bednore constructed the Bekal Fort in 1650 AD. Bekal served as an important military station of Tipu Sultan when he led the great military expedition to capture Malabar. The coins and other artifacts unearthed during the archaeological excavation conducted recently at Bekal Fort is a manifestation of the strong presence of the Mysore Sultans. Its solid construction resembles the St. Angelo Fort at Kanpur built by Portuguese and also the Thalassery Fort. In 1992 the Government of India declared Bekal Fort as a special tourism area. In the year 1995, the Government formed Bekal Tourism Development Corporation for transforming Bekal Fort into an international tourism center.
2. Chandragiri Fort #BekalWithTheLalit
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Chandragiri river as it snaked up to meet the sea. A fabulous short excursion which can be combined with a trip to the Bekal Fort is a romantic experience as well.