8 Best Places to Visit in Kasaragod Kasaragod…a land that preserves a different culture even though it is in Kerala. Known as the confluence of seven languages and cultures, this land continues to attract tourists. Kasaragod is not only a land of forts and hills but also a land of gods for these natives. There is a lot to be said about Kasaragod, which is on the world travel map just because of Bekalkota. Let’s see why Kasaragod should be included in a traveler’s travel list…
One of the most beautiful backwaters in Kerala is Valiyaparampu backwater in Kasaragod district. Boat trips, the surrounding Arabian Sea, fishing and backwater views attract more people to this place. This island bordering the Arabian Sea is also a fishing village. It is located at a distance of 50 km from Kasaragod
The Bekal Fort is the reason why Kasaragod has been marked on the world tourism map. This fort is one of the largest forts in Kerala and tells the bloody stories of domination and conquest. Spread over an area of more than 35 acres, this fort has a lot of military importance. It is a must visit place for those who are looking for the history of Kasaragod.
Anantapadmanabha Swami Temple
Kasaragod has everything for those who are planning a pilgrimage. Described as the origin of Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, this temple is situated in the middle of a lake. This temple in the middle of a lake spread over two acres is the only lake temple in Kerala. Ananthapadmanabhan used to live here before the construction of the temple in Thiruvananthapuram. In the Thiruvananthapuram temple, the Lord is in a reclining form, but here the Lord is in a sitting form. But no matter how heavy the rain is or how much the water rises, nothing will happen here. The water level in the lake is always at the same level. A crocodile named Babiya who lives in the temple pond eating only vegetarian food is the star here. This crocodile lives in two caves inside the pond. Usually its only food is offered in the temple. It is only during this time that the crocodile can be seen above the water. The Ananthamanabha Swamy temple is located at a distance of 16 km++ from Kasaragod.
Kappil Beach is one of the most overlooked but must-see places in Kasaragod district. Although there is not much noise, here you can see a bunch of mind-blowing sights. People come here to learn swimming and sunbathe as the sea is very shallow. Kappil Beach is located seven kilometers away from Bekal Fort.
Kottencherry is a place known as Kotak in Kerala. This place is three kilometers away from Malom near Konnakkad. It is also a less crowded tourist destination, ideal for trekking. Talakaveri, the origin of river Kaveri, is located at a distance of 14 km from here.
Located at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level, Ramipuram Hills is one of the major tourist destinations here. Ranipuram is located near Panathat near Rajapuram in Kanhang. Most of the people come here for trekking which is very rich in terms of biodiversity. Due to the unique topography here, it is best to arrive early in the morning for the trek. It is 85 km from Kasaragod and 58 km from Bekal. It is 45 km from Kanhangad.
Anandashram is situated at a distance of 15 km from Bekal. This ashram is famous internationally. The Ashram was established in 1931 at the foothills of Manjampothi hill. The ashram is located at Ramnagar on the Kanhangad-Panathur route. A day at the ashram begins with Sahasranama japa at 5 am and ends with aarti at 9.30 pm.
Madhur Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in Kasaragod district. Its name is Madhur Madananteswara Siddhivinayak Temple. Madhur Sri Madananteswara-Siddhivinayakakshetra is a Shiva temple but is known by the name of Ganapati. Ganesha Chaturthi and Madhur Beti are the busiest times in the temple.