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 PlaceDistance (in Km)
Mangalore65 km
Coorg115 km
Kannur85 km
Kozhikode174 km

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Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai :
  • Bandipur National Park (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening)
  • Thoppakadu Elephant Camp (experience being around elephants, feed them)
  • Mudumalai Wildlife (Jungle safari available)

 

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 Nagarhole National Park:
  • Safari to Nagarhole National Park (Also known as Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • Stay in Luxury Resort in Kabini (There are many wonderful resorts on the bank of Kabini Backwaters).

 

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