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Bakel,Bekal Fort,Kasargod-Kasaragod Tourist Places

Bakel the magnificent and robust fort, which overlooks the calm seas and the snow white beach is twenty six kms South of Kasargod town, the northern most Kerala town.
1992 the Government of India declared Bekal Fort as a special tourism area.Bakel fort and the adjoining beach selected by the central government to develop into a special tourism area for the promotion of tourism.
With the intention of transforming Bekal Fort into international tourism centre that in the year 1995 the government formed Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC).The Bekal fort is now under the Archeological Department of the Government of India.
This imposing circular structure of laterite, rising 130 feet above sea level, stands on a 35-acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea.
Chemmanad, Udma, Pallikkara and Ajanur Panchayats will come under the Bekal tourism project. Corporation has decided to acquire 278 hectares of land for Bekal tourism development.
According to the South Canara Manual, Bekaln fort fell into the hands of Haider Ali in 1763. After the overthrow of Tipu Sultan in 1799, Bekal was incorporated into the dominions of the English East India Company. The erstwhile Kasaragod taluk of South Canara district was known as Bekal for more than half a century.
Built by the Ikkeri Naikkanas in the 17th century the fort has seen many a war and siege for dominance.The Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala that is located on a hilltop, giving a scenic view of the picturesque countryside. The natural scenery at Bekal is alluring and makes a visit to the place an exhilarating experience.
According to BRDC six beach hotel resorts will be established in the project area on priority in the project area on priority basis. For each resort 30 acres of land will be provided. Of the six resorts two will be started in government sector.


How to reach

By Air

The nearest airport is at Mangalore, 50 km away.
Calicut (Kozhikode) 200 km.
Cochin Airport is 420 km south.

By Train

Kottikulam and Pallikere have railway stations, only the short distance passenger trains from Kasargod and Kannur stop here.
Kasargod (12 km north)
Kanjangad (also called Hosdrug)(12km South)
Mangalore, 50 km

By Road

Motor roads and National Highways connect Kasargod to towns in neighbouring Karnataka and towns in Kerala.

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Comments

  1. Prospects are enormous for Kasaragod to become a tourists destination. Thers is a good beach at Kasaragod and near Bekal fort but no one has any interest in developing these areas.
    Palikera beach is beautiful,it has great potential to attract foreign tourists and Indian tourists from the north.need some hotels to cater for them.
    Would the Government please take notice.

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