May 25, 2016

Bekal Fort - largest and best preserved forts in Kerala

Posted By: Abdu Rahiman - 3:44:00 PM
Bekal Fort (ബേക്കല് കോട്ട), is the largest fort in Kerala, situated at Kasaragod districtNorth Kerala and it is 67 km from Mangalore spreading over 40 acres (160,000 m2). Some important features of this fort are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the magazine for keeping ammunition and the broad steps leading to the Observation Tower, which is a rarity. From there one has an ample view of towns in the vicinity like KanhangadPallikkara, Bekal, Kottikkulam, and Uduma. The nearest railway stations are Bekal Fort, Kotikulam, Kanhangad, and Kasargod. This observation center had strategic significance in discovering even the smallest movements of the enemy and ensuring the safety of the Fort.



The historic Bekal Fort- built in 17th century - offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers
Near the fort is an old mosque said to have been built by the valiant Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Built by the rulers of the ancient Kadampa dynasty, the fort changed hands over the years to the Kolathiri Rajas, the Vijayanagar Empire, Tipu Sultan and finally, the British East India Company.

How to reach Bekal Fort:

Nearest railway station: Kasaragod, on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route, about 16 km
Nearest airport: Mangalore, about 50 km from Kasaragod town; Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode, about 200 km from Kasaragod.

Things To Do in Bekal Fort:

  1. Bekal Fort Beach (4 kms from city center)
  2. Kappil Beach (1 kms from city center)
  3. Chandragiri fort (6 kms from city center)
  4. Valiyaparamba Backwaters (41 kms from city center)
  5. Hosdurg Beach (13 kms from city center)
  6. Malik Deena Mosque (8 kms from city center)
  7. Nityanandashram Caves (14 kms from city center)
  8. The Bekal Hole Aqua Park (2 kms from city center)
  9. Ananthapura Temple (19 kms from city center)

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