Best Places to Visit in Bekal

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Bekal Tourist Places : Bekal is a small town located in the Kasaragod district of Kerala. The places got the name from Baliakulam, which stands for big palace. It is aptly named since one of its major attractions is the Bekal fort. The fort is of great archaeological importance and has been under the control of the archaeological department of India. The town is of picturesque beauty and the locals are some of the most hospitable people you could ever hope to meet. Beach that can be viewed from this town, along with the surrounding flora make this town a place where once would wish they lived in. Other places offering equal pleasure to the senses include a wonderful beach, Chandragiri fort, Nityanandashram caves, and the Valiyaparamba backwaters. While you are here, don’t forget to taste the exotic cuisine that forms a part of the culture and tradition of Bekal.

Bekal Tourist Places

Bekal fort: Build by the ruler Shivappa Naik in the seventeenth century, the fort spreads across 40 acres. It is the most popular tourist destination among Bekal Tourist Places. The main attractions within this fort are the flight of stairs that extend to an observation tower, a storehouse used for storing ammunition, and has a  long underground tunnel. The fort is full of zig-zag entrances and trenches that were built for defence purposes. It is built near the sea,which makes for a great viewing from atop the fort citadel.

Chandragiri fort: The Chandragiri fort was also built by Shivappa Naik and is located near the Chandragiri river. It is surrounded by a lot of coconut groves and also its namesake river, which makes it a great coastal hotspot for tourists.

Valiyaparamba backwaters: The Valiyaparamba backwater is famous for cruise in Houseboat. Houseboat takes you through the calm backwaters, which makes for a relaxing and soothing experience. Sipping on some coconut juice while reading a book, or being with your loved ones would be a great unwinding time on houseboat.

Bekal beach: Bekal beach is one of the cleanest and well maintained beaches in India. There are many pathways along its coastline that can make any ordinary walk into something extraordinary. The beach is well lit in the evening time, which makes the evenings one of the best times to visit this beach. The Bekal fort can be seen majestically standing strong from the coastline and it is another major attractions of Bekal Tourist Places.

Nityanand ashram caves: The Nithyanand ashram is where swami Nityananda is said to have created 43 caves. It is located on a hill lock south of Hosdurg. The caves are considered an engineering marvel even by today’s standards. A temple dedicated to Swami Nityananda is located inside the ashram and many pilgrims and tourists alike flock to see its beauty and marvel.

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How to Reach Best Places to Visit in Bekal

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Mangalore to Bekal Route:Mangalore to Bekal route is Mangalore-Manjeshwar-Uppala-Kasaragod-Bekal. Mangalore to Bekal distance is 65 km, covered in 1 h 55 min.

Coorg to Bekal Route:Coorg to Bekal route is Coorg-Sullia-Cherkala-Bekal. Coorg to Bekal distance is 115 km, covered in 2 h 30 min.

Kozhikode to Bekal Route:Kozhikode to Bekal route is Kozhikode-Vadakara-Thalassery-Payyannur-Kanhangad-Bekal. Kozhikode to Bekal distance is 174 km, covered in 4 h 40 min via NH17.

Kannur to Bekal Route:Kannur to Bekal route is Kannur-Payyannur-Nileshwar-Kanhangad-Bekal. Kannur to Bekal distance is 85 km, covered in 2 h 20 min.

Kanhangad and Kasaragod railway stations are the two nearest railways station to Bekal. Each is roughly located at a distance of about 12 km.

The nearest airport to Bekal is the Mangalore international airport located 50 km away.

Best Time to Visit Bekal

Best time to visit Bekal is between October and April. Summer in Bekal is between March and May and the temperature may touch 36° C. For a much cooler experience, visit between November and February.

Distance to Best Places to Visit in Bekal

From Place Distance (in Km)
Mangalore 65 km
Coorg 115 km
Kannur 85 km
Kozhikode 174 km

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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

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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

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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)

 

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