Kasaragod

  • Bekal Fort and much more to explore!!

Kasaragod

Kasaragod, a distinctive region where the beautiful Kerala, the dream land Tulunadu and the estate regions of Coorg intersect. Known for its coir and handloom industries, the land of Kasaragod is filled with towering hills, sprawling water bodies, enchanting forts, religious shrines and shiny beaches.  Kasaragod is also known for its linguistic culture and is famed for its seven major languages spoken within the region and hence has been felicitated with the title ‘Spathabhasha Sangamabhoomi’. Often called as the Land of the Lords and Forts, Kasaragod offers a variety of destinations that enhances the beauty of the region..

Tourist Places in Kasaragod

Bekal Fort: Spread over a vast land of 40 acres, the Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala. Some of the rare constructions found here are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening to the south, the ammunition magazine for and the broad steps leading to the Observation Tower. Apart from the above, the zigzag puzzle form entrances and trenches bear witness to the ancient Defense strategies adopted during the time. Another unique fact of this fort is the co–existing temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and an old mosque stands to this date as a spectator to the religious harmony during the golden era.

Chandragiri Fort: Spread over seven acres and built during the 15th century, the Chandragiri Fort is known for its large squarish structure. With the backdrop of river Payaswani, the fort although in a state of ruins offers an amazing picturesque view. The river coastlines and the orange setting sun adds a exceptional glamour to the fort.

Ananthapura Lake Temple: With a temple in the middle, the Ananthapura Lake Temple is the only lake temple in Kerala. Believed to be the original seat (Moolasthanam) of Lord Ananthapadmanabha Swami (Padmanabhaswamy temple) Thiruvananthapuram, legend has it that this is the original site where Lord Ananthapadmanabha settled down. Tourists and visitors may also get a chance to meet Babia, the guardian crocodile of the cave in the right end corner of the lake.

Madhur Temple: Also known as the Madhanenshwara Temple, Lord Shiva abodes in this holy shrine. The Ganapathy statue found on the walls of the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) was drawn by a priest’s son, while playing. Legend says that as day passed by it became big and fat; so that the boy called Ganapathi as “boddajja” or “bodda ganesha”. Being the greatest temple of Lord Shiva, it is also one of the most famous among the six temples in Tulunadu.

Ranipuram: Famed as the Ooty of Kerala, Ranipuram is a hill station that lies 750 meters above sea level. The ambience of the forest and the cloud engulfed hill tops and not to mention the obvious mesmerizing and breathtaking scenery that makes this trekking experience worth every bit of the trip. With elephants and leopards as occasional visitors, butterflies and birds can be found in abundance in these regions.

Kappil Beach: A remote and yet to be explored beach, where nature unfolds its beauty in the most mesmerizing manner. With the Kodi cliff, the Arabian Sea and Pallikunnam temple as the backdrop, one could simply find a unique sense of calmness and silence. Being one of the cleanest and unpolluted beaches of Kerala, the Kappil Beach, is growing into a tourist spot.

Tejaswani-Valiyaparamba Backwaters: The Tejaswani-Valiyaparamba Backwaters with its coconut and arecanut grooves and green leafy bays offers an amazing scenic beauty. Tejaswani-Valiyaparamba Backwaters is a large backwater stream that is filled with surprises. A tiny island that goes by the name Idayilakkadu is well known for its serpent groves and the presence of monkeys.

How to Reach Kasaragod

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Bangalore to Kasaragod Route:Bangalore-Hassan-Sakaleshpur-Kasaragod. Bangalore to Kasaragod distance is 370 km, covered in 7 h 20 min.

Calicut to Kasaragod Route:Calicut-Vadakara-Kannur-Kasaragod. Calicut to Kasaragod distance is 205 km, covered in 5 h.

Kasaragod district has a railway station of its own (KGQ) that is located on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route.

Nearest airport Kasaragod is Mangalore - IXE, which is 70 km away. Calicut International Airport - CCJ is 200 km away

Best Time to Visit Kasaragod

Mostly carrying a humid, moist and tropical weather through the year, September to May months are ideal to visit Kasaragod region.

Distance to Kasaragod

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 370 km
Calicut 205 km
Mangalore 55 km
Cochin 370 km

RECOMMENDED PACKAGES

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Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package – is an ideal honeymoon package that covers the best combination of beaches, backwaters, hill station and plantations. This itinerary takes you through the famous North Kerala beaches and backwaters in Bekal, a sleepy village in the Kasaragod district and the neighbouring hill stations of Wayanad, a land of plains and mountains and Coorg, a picturesque hill station in the South. Bekal is one of the main attractions of North Kerala. Bekal Fort, Beach and the Backwaters have always been a treat for tourists coming down to Northern Kerala.  Coorg, when compared to other popular hill stations in the South is more calm and relaxed and adds spice to your North Kerala and Karnataka trip. There are many tourist spots in Coorg such as Bhagamandala, Talakaveri (the birth place of Cauvery), Dubare elephant camp, Bylekuppe Golden Temple, Nagarhole National Park or Chelavara falls. Wayanad, on the other hand is a pristine hill station in Kerala, with a number of peaks offering magical views from the top. There are many attractions such as the Chembra Peak (the highest peak in Wayanad), Edakkal Caves, Karapuzha Dam, Pookote Lake and many other sites. Tourists can also indulge in many adventure activities such as Trekking, Zip-lining, Bamboo Rafting, Boating at different locations in Wayanad. Guest are picked up for this tour from Mangalore/Kozhikode Airport or Railway Station. On completion of the Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package guests will be dropped to Calicut Airport or Railway Station. Pick up/drop points can be customized at Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Mangalore etc. as per the client’s requirement.

Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package : 5 Nights & 6 Days

Wayanad – 2 Nights | Coorg – 2 Nights | Bekal – 1 Night

Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for ancient inscriptions).
  • Jain Temple (Though near to Sulthan Bathery Town, it is a serene place).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (One of the famous wildlife safaris of Kerala).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (The largest dam in India, speed boat facility available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Amazing view from the top of Valley and Ghats).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Story behind the ghat section road).
  • Jain Temple (One of the ancient Jain Temple of Kerala).
  • Pookot Lake (A fresh water lake in the valleys with pedal/row boat facilities).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island ( A rich green island of Mangrove Forest bamboos, unpopulated sigh, best for soft trekking).

 

Places to visit in Bekal:
  • Bekal Fort ( Spread over 40 acres it is the largest and most beautiful fort in Kerala).
  • Bekal Beach ( Close to Bekal fort, an irresistible beach for Leisure).
  • Kappil Beach ( Clean and picturesque beach, wonderful place for sunset view).
  • Valiyaparamba Backwaters ( Serene backwaters of north Kerala, cruise in backwaters).

 

Places to visit in Coorg:
  • Abbey Falls (An incredible waterfall where the river Cauvery falls into the rocky laps from a elevation of 70 feet)
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat, meaning the Seat of the King is an amazing view point)
  • Madikeri Fort (Built by Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century)
  • Nisargadhama (Chain of islands spread in 64 acres island, reachable through a dangling bridge)
  • Golden Temple (Accommodating around 7000 Tibetan monks in and around, this beautiful architecture reflects the Tibetan Style of Architecture)
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Dubare Forest is a natural island of about 11-12 acres with elephant camp, elephant rides available)

 

Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package: How to Reach

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Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package – is the best Kerala tour package sought by most tourists visiting Kerala – God’s own Country, for the first time.!! Though Wayanad is not featured in this Kerala holiday package, a website for Kerala looks incomplete without featuring its most famous tourist destinations. i.e. Munnar Thekkady and Alleppey. Travelers would love this option for it reflects the essence of Kerala. The mesmerizing hills and tea plantations of Munnar, the wildlife and spice plantations of Periyar aka. Thekkady, and the legendary backwaters of Kerala that can be best experienced while traveling on a houseboat are some of the inclusions of this tour. Guests will be picked up for this Munnar Thekkady Alleppey tour package from Cochin International Airport or Ernakulam railway station or bus stand. The place of departure can be Cochin itself or Coimbatore/Madurai etc. This famous Kerala holiday package that covers the South of Kerala can also be combined with Wayanad and other destinations in North Kerala starting from Bangalore. The tour can be extended from Cochin/Alleppey to Wayanad by taking a train to Calicut (Kozhikode). If you have some more days to spare some of the other prominent Kerala tourist places like Marari, Athirapally, Kovalam, Kumarakom or Trivandrum also can be added. Pick up and drop of guests can accordingly be arranged from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Groowynd Holidays, a tour operator for Kerala is also recognized as a Destination Expert for Kerala on TripAdvisor.

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package from Bangalore : If you are looking for the Munnar Thekkady Alleppey package from Bangalore or Honeymoon Package, we can pick you up by exclusive cab from Bangalore. If you are looking for a group tour to Munnar or Munnar Thekkady Package from Bangalore with Alleppey houseboat, we can customize the package accordingly.

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Kovalam Package : This is an amazing combo of hill station, wildlife, backwaters and beaches. The most sought after Kerala Holiday package also can be customized based on guest requirement. We would suggest, arriving at Kochi and departing from Trivandrum to avoid tedious by road journey from Trivandrum to Kochi.

If you are looking for a package to other South India Destinations, you may visit our page South India Tour Packages

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package: 4 Nights & 5 Days

Places of Stay: Munnar – 2 Nights | Thekkady – 1 Night | Houseboat – 1 Night

 

Places to visit in Munnar:

Valara/Cheeyapara Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Rose Garden, Pothamedu View Point, Munnar Tea Plantations, Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Tea Museum etc.

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package

Munnar

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package

Munnar Tea Plantation

 

Places to visit in Thekkady:

Periyar Wildlife, Cultural Centers, Spice Plantations, Boating in Periyar. Guests can opt for a trekking, if staying for 2 Nights.

 

Kerala Houseboat Cruise:

Cruise on the famous backwaters of Kerala would be a unique experience. Check in time at the houseboat is 1200 h. The experience starts with a traditional lunch served onboard and a subsequent evening cruise across the backwater and canals of Alleppey giving you an opportunity to see the village life of Kerala. All meals are included during your stay at the houseboat. The Houseboat will be anchored in the evening at a dockyard and guests will continue their stay in the Houseboat in a well equipped AC Bedroom with all amenities.

Kerala Backwaters

Image Credit : Mr Karthik

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package

Alleppey Houseboat

 

Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package: Route

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Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package

Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package from Bangalore!! Kabini is one of the most sought after wildlife destination in Karnataka. Nagarhole Tiger Reserve close to Kabini holds a prominent place in the wildlife map of South India. The neighboring plantation hill stations Coorg and Wayanad are a great combination to have a feel of two states Kerala and Karnataka in a short span of time. Mysore, the palace city would add a lot of variety to the trip. The majestic Mysore Palace is one of the famous fascinations of Mysore.

Wildlife Safari, Palaces, Waterfalls, Trekking, Lakes, Boating are some of the attractions of the trip. Guests are picked up from Bangalore International Airport/Railway Station by our representative. You may choose a pick up from the hotel or your home as well. The distance between Bangalore and Mysore 150 km, covered in 3 h. Major tourist destinations of Mysore, Kabini, Coorg and Wayanad will be covered during the 6 days of the trip. On the final day, guest will be traveling from Wayanad to Bangalore. The distance between Wayanad and Bangalore is 280 km covered in 6 h. Guests are dropped back to Bangalore with fond memories of a wonderful holiday experience on completion of Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini tour package. Do click on our link South India Tour Packages to know other featured packages for South India.

Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package: 7 Days

Places to Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Coorg – 2 Nights | Wayanad – 2 Nights | Mysore – 1 Night

 

Wayanad Sightseeing:
  • Edakkal Caves (Good option for trekking, cleft between rock, good view from top).
  • Jain Temple (Ancient Jain Temple near Sultan Bathery).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (One of the famous earth dams in India, boating available).
  • Lakkidi viewpoint (Great view of the valley from the top of Ghat section).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Chain tree describes the story of Ghat section road).
  • Pookot Lake (Lake in the mountains with a great view and boating facilities ).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Wildlife sighting opportunity during Jungle Safari, available in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island (Cross over to the island in a raft, great place for unwinding and splash).

 

Coorg Sightseeing:
  • Abbey Falls (One of the famous waterfalls of Karnataka, falls from an elevation of 70 feet)
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat is a view point close to Madikeri, gives great view of valley)
  • Tala Cauvery (Origin of river Cauvery)
  • Nisargadhama (Great place for unwinding and refreshing, it is a chain of small islands)
  • Golden Temple (Accommodating around 7000 Tibetan monks in and around, this beautiful architecture reflects the Tibetan Style of Architecture)
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Dubare Forest is a natural island of about 11-12 acres with elephant camp, elephant rides available)

 

Places to Visit in Mysore:
  • Mysore Palace (Most famous attraction of the palace City Mysore)
  • Mysore Zoo (Also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, features a great variety of animals and birds)
  • Brindavan Garden (Brindavan Garden is famous for the light show in the evening, displays a beautiful garden)
  • Jaganmohan Palace (Presently Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, showcases unique paintings and artifacts).

 

Places to Visit in Kabini:
  • Jungle Safari (Famous wildlife experiences in South India)
  • Coracle Ride in Kabini (Kabini Resorts offer Coracle Rides in river Kabini)

 

Mysore Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package: How to reach

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