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About NILESHWAR.

(40 km south of Kasaragod) Once the cultural centre of Kasaragod District, this place is home to the Nileswar Rajas, said to have come from Kozhikode nearly 600 years ago. Their palaces showcase the fine architecture and spectacular woodwork of the times. The Nileswaram Palace today functions as the folklore centre of the Dept. of Archaeology. The town is also famous for its numerous kauus (shrines), temple festivals and the Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural Centre.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND SIGHTSEEING

  • KAVIL BHAVAN YOGA AND MEDITATION CENTRE:

    Situated next to Mannapurathe Kavu Bhagavathy Temple, this yoga centre combines procedures slldl as mud baths, acupuncture and meditation in treating ailments like asthma, obesity etc.

  • KOTTAPPURAM:

    (5 km southwest of Nileswaram at Thadapuram) The backwaters of Kottapuram is a great place for leisure activities like boating. One of the oldest coir factories in Malabar is situated here.

  • CHERUVATHUR:

    Home of the illustrious poets and scholars of Kuttamath, this is also a fascinating picnic spot. 111 ruins of Dutch Fort built in the 18th century can be sighted at the Veeramala Hills.

  • MADHUR TEMPLE:

    (8 km northeast of Kasaragod, on the banks of the Madhuuabini River. The Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple, with its unique three-tiered dome, copper-plated roofing and a cloistered court rises majestically against the beautiful landscape of the Madhuvahini River. Believed to contain the essence of spirituality, a cleansing dip here is considered to be purifying.

  • EDNEER MUTT:

    (10 km northeast of Kasaragod) The Mutt of Edneer renowned as a seat of art and learning belongs to the Sankaracharya tradition

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