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Bekal Fort Beach

 

Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala is renowned as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. The imposing circular fort at Bekal is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala. The beautiful expanse of the shallow beach near the Bekal fort known as Bekal Fort Beach has been developed as an exotic beach location by the Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC). BRDC was set up by the Government of Kerala to develop Bekal as a planned eco-friendly destination. BRDC has utilised 19 acres of land for the development of the Bekal Fort Beach at a cost of approximately Rs. 25 million including land acquisition charges. BRDC also aims to develop in future another 11 acres of land at the beach for constructing water park, theme park etc.

Beautification of the site includes installation of two sculptures of Theyyam created using laterite at the beach and a shed with walls adorning murals created by artisans from Nilambur. Apart from these a rock garden at the parking area has been developed where laterite boulders of various size has been utilised. Under the social forestry scheme planting trees has been done in the beach area.

A beautiful walk way for the visiting tourists to explore the beauty of the fine coastal line and enjoy the panoramic view of the Bekal Fort.

The beach is illuminated during the evening hours so that tourists can spend more time at the beach even after the sun set. Multi shed and Eru madam would provide the tourist enough facility to take rest and enjoy the sea breeze. By using locally available materials seating arrangements has been provided for the tourists at the beach. A park has been developed here for children below 14 years.

Best Season:
September to April

Transport Terminals:
Pallikkara

Location:
About a kilometre from Bekal Fort, about 16 km South of Kasaragod on the national highway, 15 kms from Kanjangad and 3 kms from Pallikkara.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Stations : Pallikkara, Kanjangad and Kasaragod

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