Bekal Fort, Kasaragod is one of the biggest forts in Kerala

Bekal-Fort, Kasaragod

Today, the Bekal Fort and its surroundings are fast becoming an international tourist destination and a favourite shooting locale for film and ad makers. Bekal is also one of the five centers selected by the Government of India to be developed into a ‘Special Tourism Area’.



Bekal Fort in Kasaragod holds a unique place in the history of Kerala. The fort, facing the Arabian Sea, was built purely for defense purposes, and is one of the biggest forts in Kerala. The walls of the Bekal Fort, which is a few centuries old, are made of laterite and are about 12 m in height. The fort has witnessed many fierce battles both human and natural, and its continued existence is a testimony to the engineering brilliance of those times. Near the fort stands an Anjaneya Temple and a mosque that testify the religious harmony that once prevailed in the region.


Railway station: Kanhangad Railway Station, 12 km away

Flight: Mangalore International Airport (Karnataka), 80 km away