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September-March

Mangalore International Airport
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Bekal Tourism

Bekal is a town in the Kasaragod district. It is a beautiful town in the state of Kerala. The main attraction of the town is Bekal Fort, which is in the shape of a keyhole and is one of the largest forts in Kerala.

Kasaragod is the main town near Bekal. Bekal beach is popular for its backwaters and the scenic beauty.  Tourists generally gather in the beach after sunset to enjoy the beautiful and fascinating view while walking the walkway or to engage in the water sports. People can also enjoy the sunset and the sunrise on the beach.  A ride in a Kettuvallam, the traditional houseboats of Kerala, which helps people to experience the backwaters, is also one of the main tourist attractions.

Attractions

Valiyaparamba Backwaters

1.Valiyaparamba Backwaters

33 kilometres from city centre

Valiyaparamba Is a small island, which has Arabian Sea as one of the borders. Valiyaparamba Backwaters is located at a distance of 30km from Bekal ...

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Ananthapura Temple

2.Ananthapura Temple

19 kilometres from city centre

The Ananthapura Temple is a hindu temple built in the middle of a lake in the village of Ananthapura and is the only lake temple in the state of Ke...

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Kappil Beach

3.Kappil Beach

1 kilometres from city centre

It is a huge, secluded beach which is located at 7km away from the Bekal Fort and is a beautiful and refreshing get away. There are boating facilit...

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Nileswaram

4.Nileswaram

23 kilometres from city centre

Nileshwaram is a town in Kasaragod district of Kerala. The place has derived its name from the Thaliyil Siva Temple. It is a very small town with a...

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The Bekal Hole Aqua Park

5.The Bekal Hole Aqua Park

3 kilometres from city centre

Bekal Hole Aqua Park is located at a distance of 1km from the town of Bekal and includes pedal boats, water cycles and other water rides. It is a p...

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Bekal Fort Beach

6.Bekal Fort Beach

3 kilometres from city centre

Bekal Fort is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea and a part of the fort’s exterior is in the water. Thus the beach in front of the fort is kn...

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Bekal Fort

7.Bekal Fort

3 kilometres from city centre

Bekal Fort is the largest fort of Kerla and was built by Shivappa Nayaka of Keldi in the year 1650. It is located in the Kasargod District in the n...

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Chandragiri fort

8.Chandragiri fort

6 kilometres from city centre

Chandragiri Fort, which is now in ruins, is located in the side of Payaswini river and was built in the 17th century. There is a beautiful garden i...

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Hosdurg Beach

9.Hosdurg Beach

14 kilometres from city centre

Hosdurg Beach is located near the Bekal Fort; however it is not as crowded as the Bekal Beach. The beach is filled with sand and has certain cottag...

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Food

Bekal is well known for both steamed and fried food. Steamed foods include Puttu, Iddali, Idiyappam and Ada. Among the fried foods, the popular dishes are Fish fry, Fried bananas and Bhajji. Apart from these dishes, certain Kearalan delicacies are pickled mango drink, coconut water, rice, wheat, coconut and Toddy (local brew made of coconut water)

How to reach

Bekal does not have an airport or a railway station of its own. However after reaching the nearest airport, Mangalore, and the 2 nearest railway stations, the transportation becomes easy. The town is also connected by proper roads to other cities.

How to Reach by Flight

Bekal is a beautiful town however does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Mangalore airport, which is located at a distance of around 67km. The airport has regular flights from Chennai and Bangalore and is also well connected with the other cities of the country. After reaching the airport, taxi services are available to reach Bekal. The nearest international airport is Calicut International Airport at Kozhikode, located at a distance of 200km.

How to Reach by Train

The nearest railway stations from the town of Bekal are Kasargod and Kanhagad, which are located at a distance of around 14km and 16km. After reaching the railway stations, there are taxi services available to reach the town. There are other stations at Kottikulam and Pallikere which have access to local trains.

How to Reach by Bus

The nearest bus stand is located at Kasaragod at a distance of 12km from the city. There are both state-run and private agency buses that help to connect the town with various other places. Bekal can also be reached from other cities through well connected roadways. 

How to Reach by Road

Coimbatore is at a distance of around 358km from Bekal and Bangalore is at a distance of around 381km. Whereas Mangalore is at a distance of around 67km from the town. Thus the town is well connected to several other cties.

How to travel within

The only option available inside the town is autorickshaws

Festivals                                                                                                                                 

There are certain annual temple festivals in Bekal. Madhur Temple holds the festival in March/April, Mallikarjuna Temple holds it in the month of March, Bekal Fort Mukhya Prana Temple holds it in the month of april. Madiyankulam Durga Temple holds two festivals, Kalasam, wgich falls in the month of May/June, and Pattulsavam, December/January. There is also a Feast organised at the Bela Church, called Perunnal, which falls in the month of December. Other festivals like Theyyam festivals, Kalom Kanipu Utsavam, Bharani festival, Kambala Buffalo Race are also celebrated.  

Bekal Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Mangalore Domestic Airport, after which proceed towards the hotel. After breakfast leave for Bekal Fort and then visit the Bekal Fort Beach. Then visit the Chandragiri Fort. After that spend some time at the Kappil Beach and then return to the hotel.

Day 2- After breakfast leave for Ananthapura Temple and then go to Valiyaparamba Backwaters.

Day 3- After breakfast visit nileshwaram town and then spend the rest of the day in the Bekal Hole Aqua Park.

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