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Bekal Fort

Bekal fort, a coastal fort lying 16 km south-east of Kasargod situated on the backdrop of Arabian seashore of Pallikkara village in the Kasargod district. It is one of the best preserved forts in Kerala. The coastal fort spreading over forty acres on Arabian seashore was built by Sivappa Nayaka. Many Indian movie captured the beauty of Bekal fort and the Bekal beach which surrounds the fort

Bekal Images

Historical Attractions

  • A coastal fort spreading over forty acres on Arabian seashore
  • One of the best preserved forts in Kerala
  • Built by Sivappa Nayaka of Kelady Nayakas (1500 -1763)
  • Later fell into the hands of Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan then to the East India Company
  • Has massive walls about 12 meters in height built of local laterite stones
  • The headland on which it is situated runs into the sea with fine bay towards the south
  • A large fort with strong wall and ramparts on the sea side and interspersed by bastions
  • Wide ramp leading to the observation tower giving fascinating view of the surrounding area
  • The main gate is towards the east and was protected by bastions
  • The tank with its flight of steps
  • The opening of the tunnel towards the south
  • The magazine for keeping ammunition
  • Bekal Beach: Beautiful expanse of the shallow beach

Address of Bekal Fort

Bekal town is located in Kanhangad Taluk, Kasaragod district of Kerala state, India - 671316.

How to Reach

Bekal town is on Edapally - Panvel Highway NH-57

  • Nearest Town: Bekal, Kanhagad - 14 km
  • Distance From: Mangaluru - 64 km, Mysuru - 206 km, Kozhikode - 173 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangaluru
  • Nearest Bus station: Bekal
  • Nearest Railway Station: Bekal Fort, Kanhagad, Kasargod - 16 km
  • Transport: Bekal is well connected by road and railways from Kerala cities and Mangaluru.

    Where to Stay

    Number of options including the hotel Taj Vivanta.

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