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Kasargod Tourism

Kasargod is a town as well as administrative headquarters of the Kasargod district, located in the northern most part of Kerala. It is known for its many coir and handloom industries. Other than the coir industries, fishing is also a main source of living in Kasargod. The district is under a green forest cover of the Western Ghats in the eastern region and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the western part.

The temples in Kasargod are built in a distinctive style that depicts the architectural style of Madhur. During the 9th and 14th century, Arab travellers visited the region, which led to the popularity of the town. One of the popular attractions here includes the Bekal Fort, which is of great interest to historians and archaeologists. The fort is said to be one of its kind that still stands in the southern part.

The unique rituals performed in the Theyyam festival is one of the major events of Kasargod, while the other festivals celebrated here include Onam, Vishu, Ramzan and Christmas. The rich heritage of the town is represented by the ancient attractions present here like Mahaganapathy temple and other structures like Malik Deenar and Great Juma Masjid.

Ananthapura Lake Temple, Madiyankulam Temple are some of the major temples in Kasargod. Bekel Fort is one of the major historical and archaeological monument in Kasargod. This fort was built 300 years ago. In 18th century Tipu Sultan captured this fort and afterwards it was in the British East India Company's possession. Chandragiri Fort is yet another historical monument in Kasargod.

The nearest airport to Kasargod is Mangalore which is 50 Km. away. Road transport is available to go to Kasargod.

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