Are you Done With Goa & Gokarna? 
Head To Kasaragod - A Coastal Paradise in Kerala

Kasaragod is one the lesser known places in Kerala. It has its own beauty enchanted by the views. One cannot get bored when they're in kasaragod as there are lots of places to get lost. 

This place is just a night's sleep in a bus or train from Bangalore. Away from the high-rises of Bangalore and the swanky night clubs of Goa is a coastal town where the pace is slow, landscape lush, and there is little intrusion by modernity. This is a destination where the air is clean, the earth smells fresh and life often throws surprises like a sleeping elephant or a passionate football match at the end of the lane.

Kasaragod is a small town and the local sights are all within walking distance. However, auto-rickshaws are easily available for hire if you prefer taking them. Local taxis are also available at ₹8/km or ₹2,000 for a full day hire. Tickets in local buses start at ₹6.
Kasaragod has its own list of things to do, when you're there. 

I have compiled a list of some best places to visit when you're in Kasaragod. 

Beaches 
Kasaragod has magnificent and calm beaches where you can spend some peace time alone just sitting on the shore or if you have a group of friends, you can just enjoy by playing around. The beach isn't polluted as there will be only few visitors on weekdays. Generally weekends will be a little crowded. 

Best Beaches to visit: 



1. Kappil Beach

Kappil Beach is just 12 kms from the main town and revered place for the people who seek relaxation without the cries of hawkers and throngs of tourists. It is also one of the cleanest and most pollution-free beaches of Kerala.


2. Bekal Beach

Bekal beach is adjacent to the Bekal Fort. It has got some really good views and shore of the beach extends nearly 10 kms long. There are a few colorful fishing boats on one end while the rest of the beach is free for swimming and lounging around. Bekal beach is just 12 kms away from Kasargod main city. 


Note: If you want to spend some peace time alone away from tourists, you can stay near the beach. There are 2-3 accommodations available for staying near bekal beach. You can enquire auto drivers for dropping you near the stay.  


3. Pallikere Beach

( 1 km from Bekal Fort): This enchanting beach offers a spectacular view of the fort and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation.


Bekal Fort


Bekal Fort is the most prominent location in Kasaragod for tourists. It has got really good views from the top. The entire Arabian Sea can be seen from the left side of the fort. Bekal beach is just adjacent to this fort. It takes more than 4-5 hours to cover the entire fort. The fort is located just 1o kms away from the town and it is the largest fort in the state of Kerala. This fort has an history of more than 300 years and one can see some of the antique monuments inside the fort. This place is "must to visit" for photographers who likes capturing some stunning pictures. It will be crowded on weekends.

Ananthapura Lake Temple


Ananthapura Lake Temple is said to be the original seat of Anantha Padmanaba Swami god and is the only lake temple in Kerala. The most interesting part of the temple is there's a crocodile in the lake surrounding the temple which eats only rice and jaggery. This temple has its own history and is considered to be the sacred place for the hindus.  This is one of the must visit place when you are in kasaragod. 

How to reach Kasaragod: 
Kasaragod is located around 55km from Mangalore and it takes around an hour and 15 minutes to reach by road.
By Air: Mangalore is the airport closest (60 km) to Kasaragod. There are daily flights from Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chennai. Round-trip airfare from Delhi to Mangalore starts at ₹6,800. From the Mangalore airport, you can take a taxi to Kasaragod.
By Rail: Kasaragod station is a popular stop on many rail routes. There are direct trains from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
By Bus: There are many buses run by KSRTC between Mangalore and Kasaragod. Private bus operators also commute on this route.
By Road: The NH17 (Mumbai- Kochi) runs through Kasaragod. Roads are generally in pretty good condition, in and around town.

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