Kasargod is the northernmost district of Kerala and is globally renowned for its coir and handloom industries. It is a land of rich history and once a seat of great military importance. It is a land which abounds in forts, beaches, rivers and hills. It prides itself in having the largest and the best preserved fort in Kerala. Kasargod also boasts the only lake temple in Kerala. Situated on the banks of the Payaswini River, Kasargod’s monuments take you back in time to a glorious era. Its temple architecture shows a variety of styles indicating its rich cultural heritage and history.

Attractions in Kasargod, around and from Kasargod

  • Anandasram Founded by spiritual guru Swami Ramdas in 1939, this internationally renowned spiritual centre offers peaceful ambience, best suited for meditation and spiritual studies.

  • Ananthapuram Lake Temple This 9th century temple is the only lake temple in Kerala. A crocodile in the temple pond which is said to be 150 years old is a major attraction

  • Bekal Beach This is a shallow beach that offers spectacular views of the fort and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation

  • Kappil Beach Remote and secluded, this beach is fast becoming a major attraction. The Kodi cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

  • Malik Deenar Mosque Kasargod was considered an important centre for Islam. The historic Malik Deener Juma Masjid built in the typical Kerala style is believed to have been founded by the great Malik Ibin Deenar.

  • Tejaswini Valiyaparamba Backwaters Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous small islands, this backwater stretch is excellent for boat rides

  • The Bekal Fort The three-centuries-old Bekal fort is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala. This imposing circular structure of laterite rises 130 feet above sea level and stands on a 35-acre headlan