Bekal is small town on the eastern shore of Kerala state of South India. Giant keyhole shaped fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and water sport facilities nearby.
The 17th century Bekal Fort is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala, This imposing circular structure of laterite rises 130 ft above sea level and stands on a 35-acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea.There is an observation tower with a score of picturesque peepholes, an ancient Anjenaya Temple with stucco images of Gods on its walls, an ancient mosque said to have been built by Tipu Sulthan, a sea bastion and underground passages that are great crowd pullers. An adjacent guesthouse built by the British in 1909 is now being renovated into an accommodation bungalow for tourists.
(1 km from Bekal Fort) This shallow beach offers a spectacular view of the fall and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation.
(4 km from Bekal) South-east of Kasaragod Town, situated near the confluence of the Payaswini River and the Arabian Sea, the Chandragiri Village is known for its large 17th century fort built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore. The Chandragiri Fall, one among a chain of forts built by the same ruler, perched atop a hill is in ruins now. But the location offers a breathtaking view of the convergence of the river and the Arabian Sea,the sandbanks separating the two, and is a vantage point to watch the sunset. There is a mosque nearby. The ancient Kizhur State Temple at Chandragiri celebrates the annual festival called Pauu Utsauam.
Boat trips to nearby islands and palm groves. Boarding Point: Chandragiri Bridge.
(6 km from Beeal Fort) Remote and secluded, this beach is fast becoming a major tourist attraction. The Kodi Cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and two km away is the Pallikunnam Temple.
(15 km from Bekal) This internationally renowned spiritual centre founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939, offers a quiet, peaceful ambience suited for meditation and spiritual studies.