Kasargod, the Northern most part of Kerala is renowned for its forts, rivers, hills, beautiful beaches and temples. The imposing beach of Bekal is one of the major tourist attractions and has one of the largest and well preserved forts in Kerala. Both the Bekal beach and Bekal fort are selected by the Central Government to develop it into the special tourism sites in Kerala. Situated at a distance of 26 km from Kasargod is situated the Bekal Fort overlooking the calm and serene sea and snow white beach which makes it one of the most sought after tourist destination of Kerala. Built in 17th century by the Ikkeri Naikkanas, the fort showed its dominance against many wars and invasions and stood the test of time and remains a marvel to the eye. The extensive beach with the backdrop of fisher folk village life adds more charm to the scenic beauty of the place. Some of the amazing places that are among the major tourist attractions are as given:-
Places of interest at Bekal
Bekal Fort Beach:- situated at a distance of 1 km from Bekal Fort the shallow beach offer its visitors the spectacular views of the fort. The beach also offers ample of recreational and relaxation facilities are among the major tourist attraction of Bekal.
Kappil Beach:-Located at a distance of 6 km from Bekal Fort this palm fringed beach is fast becoming a major crowd puller. The Kodi cliff near by it offers the panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.
Valiyaparamba:- Located at a distance of 30 km from Bekal . Valiyaparamba is a cluster of enchanting little islands nestled in emerald waters is one of the most scenic spots of Bekal. The place also offer the facilities of water sports like boat cruises, houseboat stays , fishing, swimming etc.
Bekal Aqua Park:- It is also a major crowd puller that attract the visitors . Pedal boating facility is a major tourist attraction among the visitors.
Holy Places in Bekal:- Malik Dinar Juma Masjid, Ananthapuram Lake Temple, Madiyankulam Durge Temple, Sree Malingeshwara Temple and Anandashram which is an internationally acclaimed holy place in Bekal.
How To Reach
By Air:-Nearest airport to the Bekal is Mangalore International Airport which is about 50 km from Bekal.
By Rail:-Nearest major rail head to the Bekal beach is Kasargod and Kanhangad which is 12 km away from it.
By Bus:- Nearest towns are Kanhangad ans Kasargod which are about 12 km from Bekal beach and KSRTC operate bus services to the area.
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