KASARAGOD

Known as the land of Gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches, Kasargod is world famous for its coir and handloom industries. Kasargod is the northern most district of Kerala. Kasaragod displays a variety of styles in temple architecture. The largest fort in the state, the Bekal fort is in this district.

AT A GLANCE

Head Quarters
Kasargod
Area
1992 sq km
Major Religions
Hindu, Muslim, Christian
Population Density
604 persons/sq km
Literacy
84.57%
Came into existence
May 24, 1984
Altitude
13m above sea level

Accessing Kasaragod

Air : Mangalore, about 50 km, is the nearest airport
Rail : Thrissur is a major railhead of the Southern Railway.
Road : Well connected with all major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu.

Telephone Code: +91-4994
Tourist Information Office: Phone: 230876


Tourist Destinations


Bakel: The fort at Bekal is the largest and best preserved in the State. The fine beach and natural scenery around the fort is exhilarating. This fort, once held by Tipu Sultan, was captured by the British in 1789.

Kanhangad: The Hosdurg Fort here, with its round bastions is a major attraction for tourists. Several public offices and the Karpooreswara Temple are located in fort area.

Ananthapuram lake Temple: The pnly lake temple of Kerala was constructed during 9th Century.here is the moolasthanam ( original abode) of Sree Padmanabha of Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple,Thiruvanathapuram.

Tejesswini backwaters : This backwater strech is fed by four riverrs. A very good tourist spot especially the tiny islands situated in the backwater strech.

Other places of tourist attraction are Kappil beach,Chndragiri river,majeswaram,Kanwatheera beach,Kanhagad Fort,madiyankulam Durga temple,Sree Mahalingeswara temple,Cheruvathur,Malik Deenar MosquePandiyan Kallu,CPCRI etc.


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