Bekal Fort - The Largest Fort In Kerala
fort Which is the largest and the
best-preserved fort in Kerala is the most important monument of the region. This
fort, located on the highway, is believed to have been built in the 1650's by
Sivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty. Later it was transferred to Hyder Ali of
Mysore and then to the British.
of ethereal quality, its never-ending grasslands and sea views possess all the
potential to be developed into a superb tourist destination. The Bekal fort is
located on a vast 35-acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea.
Pallikere Beach This beautiful expanse of shallow waters and beach offers a spectacular view of the Bekal fort. The public beach has ample space for recreation and relaxation. With international standard facilities to be developed here, Pallikere will rank among the best beaches in the country.
Bekal Hole Aqua Park North of the fort, off the highway is a unique 'Aqua Park', the only one of its kind in north Malabar. Here, Pedal boats and water cycles offer along hours of relaxation on the cool stretches of the Bekal Hole backwaters.
Fort The sight of the
meandering Chandragiri river and the Arabian sea from the ramparts of this 17
century fort is an enchanting experience. The sunset, viewed from the fort, is
Kanhangad-Hosdurg Fort This is renowned for its chain of forts built by Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty and also for the Nithyanandashram, an internationally recognized spiritual center.
Ananthapura Lake Temple Situated at a distance of 30kms from Bekal, it is the only lake temple in Kerala. It is regarded as the 'moolasthanam' (original seat) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.
Kappil Beach The Kappil Beach, remote and secluded is fast becoming a major tourist destination, offering an unmatched experience of wide beaches and calm waters. The Kodi Cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the blue waters of the Arabic Sea.
Ranipuram Valley Known as KERALA OOTTY, while cool climate make look like Ootty. The forest, hills and valley give us a wonderful experience. It is good destination for Natural observation. It is situated 15 km away from Bekal.