Travel Guide - Bekal


Bekal, renowned for its largest fort in Kerala, is a stunning tourist destination in Kasaragod district. Not only the fort but also the breathtaking scenic beauty of this place attracts hundreds and thousands of visitors to Bekal. Here one can witness the majestic Arabian Sea, a strand of golden beach, fascinating backwaters with swaying palm trees in the backdrop. Thus, offering a charming mix of natural beauty that eyes have beheld. You will get inspired by the traditional Keralite hospitality that the natives offer to their guests.


The lofty keyhole shaped Bekal Fort is the major attraction in Bekal. It is known for its unique craftsmanship and is one of the largest forts in Kerala. The most interesting part is that it offers a panoramic view of the Arabian sea. The Chandragiri Fort is full of historical and inventive significance. It is also a very attractive landmark to behold an enchanting sunset. The serenity and the picturesque location of Bekal Beach will keep you mesmerized. Don't miss out the camel ride and the horse ride at this beach. Nityanand Ashram Caves is an international spiritual center that attracts many travel bugs. The Bekal Hole Aqua Park is a thrill seekers heaven. You can enjoy numerous adventure water rides at this park.Discover Bekal and boost your travel experience.

Tourist Attractions

Bekal Fort

Bekal Beach

Kappil Beach

Pallikere Beach

Chandragiri Fort

Bekal Hole Aqua Park

Nityanandashram Caves

Our Lady of Sorrows Church

Must Visit Places

  • The historic Bekal Fort.
  • The picturesque Bekal Beach.
  • The International spiritual centre, Nityanandashram Caves.
  • The adventure water park, Bekal Hole Aqua Park.
  • The historically significant Chandragiri Fort.
  • The delightful Valiyaparamba Backwaters.
  • The heaven of tranquillity, Kappil Beach.

Travel Tips

  • Carry sunscreen lotions and sunglasses.
  • Don't forget to carry an umbrella especially during monsoon season. Carry umbrella during summers to protect yourself from the scorching sun.
  • Carry a pair of slippers along with your normal shoes mainly during monsoon.

Things to Do



Boat Ride


Aquatic Sports

Whitewater Rafting

Best Time to Visit

Kerala Tourism-weather

September to March is the best time to visit Bekal. Summer starts from March and continues till May. The average temperature reaches up to 36 °C and the weather remains hot throughout the season. To enjoy the true scenic beauty of Bekal, Monsoon season (June to September) is the best. The cool and moderate climate makes it the ideal season to explore Bekal.

Way to Reach

By Air : Calicut International Airport is 193.3 Km away.

By Train : Kasaragod Railway Station is 12.5 Km away.

By Road : Bekal is not well connected to any major cities by road. Kasaragod Bus Station, located at a distance of 12 Km is the nearest Bus station to Bekal.

What to Shop

  • Shop traditional Handloom sarees from Hanveev Showroom, near the Old Bus Stand in Kasaragod.
  • cane furniture like bamboo rocking chairs and hanging jhoola from Rajadhani Cane Furniture.
  • The Roadside shops sell compactly woven baskets, mats, banana chips, jackfruit chips and other snack items.

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