Bekal, a small region with striking beauty, is situated on the shoreline of Pallikara village in the district of Kasargod in Kerala. It offers wide range of tourist attractions which include pristine sandy beaches, the luring swash of the rolling waves, the 300-year-old ancient Bekal Fort exuding a charm of its past, the cordial and enterprising people. The best time to explore the Bekal Beach is between August and March.
Major Attractions of the place-
Bekal Fort- Situated on the pristine beach of Bekal, the fort is one of the most visited historical monuments of Kerala. The majestic fort covers an area of 35 acres and touches the Arabian Sea. It was constructed by the Shivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty, between 1645 to1660 AD, a fine example of typical Keralian architecture, made up off laterite raising over 130 feet from the sea level. The high tower provides tourist a spectacular sightseeing of palm beaches. In the historical fort you can find the perfect amalgamation of different religions. At the one hand, the Hanuman temple lies at the entrance of the Bekal fort. On the other, you can explore the holistic mosque built by Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.
Valiyaparamba- Situated 19 km from Bekal, it the most striking stretches of backwaters in Kerala. The tangle of inlets of water passes through paddy fields, palm groves, rustic village folk in a serpentine way. You can enjoy delightful and unforgettable experience through the ride on traditional houseboats of the state.
Bekal Hole Aqua Park- Located in the northern region of Kerala; it is a paradise for water sports such as water cycle, pedal boats and water byking, and scuba diving.
Nearby Beaches- The isolated Kapilla beach is dream destination for lovers of peace and solace, situated 6 km away from Bekal fort. Pallikere and Kanwatheertha Beach are other famous beaches of Bekal.
Kodi cliffs- Located between the Kapilla beach and the Chandragiri Fort in Kerala, Kodi Cliffs provides spell bounding view of the sunset.