About Kasargod District, Kerala

Known as the land of Gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches, Kasargod is world famous for its coir and handloom industries. Kasargod is the northern most district of Kerala. Kasaragod displays a variety of styles in temple architecture. The largest fort in the state, the Bekal fort is in this district.

Basic Information about Kasargod district
Head Quarters of Kasargod District Kasargod
Area 1992 sq km
Major Religions Hindu, Muslim, Christian
Population Density 604 persons/sq km
Literacy 84.57%
Came into existence May 24, 1984
Main Tourist attractions in Kasargod Bakel Fort, Kanhangad Beach, Chandragiri
Altitude 13m above sea level
Kasargod telephone code +91-4994

Tourist Destinations in Kasargod

Bakel: The fort at Bekal is the largest and best preserved in the State. The fine beach and natural scenery around the fort is exhilarating. This fort, once held by Tipu Sultan, was captured by the British in 1789.

Kanhangad: The Hosdurg Fort here, with its round bastions is a major attraction for tourists. Several public offices and the Karpooreswara Temple are located in fort area.

Air Mangalore, about 50 km, is the nearest airport
Rail Thrissur is a major railhead of the Southern Railway.
Road Well connected with all major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu.