KASARAGOD

Lying at the northern tip of Kerala,the land of Yakshagana and Theyyam, Kasaragod is boarded by Kannur District in the south,the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state in the North and East, and Arabian sea in the West. With the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea all along the East and West resply., twelve rivers flowing across its terrain, Kasaragod is an enchanting beauty of Nature’s creations.
Kasaragod district was part of South Kanara district of Madras state prior to the States reorganisation on 1st November 1956. On that day Kasaragod taluk was made part of the re-organised Malabar district of Kerala state. Two months later on 1st January 1957, the present region covered by Kasaragod district became a part of the newly formed Cannur district.In 1984 Kasaragod became a new district with two taluks Kasaragod and Hosdurg.The district, area is around 1992 km²
Kasaragod was famous from time immemorial and Arab travelers who came to Kerala in 9th and 14th centuries AD had visited Kasaragod. The Bekal fort, which is of great historical and archaeological interest, is the largest and best preserved of its kind in the district.
Agriculture forms the mainstay of the population of the district. Diversity of crops and heterogeneity in cultivation are the key notes of agriculture here. The eastern tract comprises of forests and hilly areas. The forests comprise of a variety of timber with teak and other plantations. The hilly areas are mostly cleared and put to private cultivation; the important crops being rubber, cashew and ginger. In the skeletal plateau areas, cashew trees are cultivated, while in some patches, arecanut, pepper and cocoa are grown. In the coastal tract, paddy, coconut, arecanut, cashew, tobacco, vegetable and tapioca are cultivated
Kasaragod is a land of Temples, Mosques and Churches. It has a rich cultural heritage and is famous for the art forms of Yakshagana, Bombe-yattu and Theyyam. Traditional art forms of pulikkali, oppana etc adds colour to festivals and celebrations.

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Bekal Fort
Kasargod is a beautiful town poised at the northern extreme of Kerala State.16 kms south of the town on the National Highway, is the largest and best preserved fort in the whole of the Kerala
Anandasram and Nityanandasramam
Anandashramam, situated about five kms. east of the Kanhangad Railway Station, was founded in 1939 by Swami Ramadas
Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri lies three kms. south of Kasargod town. It has a large square situated high above the Chandragiri river on its southern bank.
C.P.C.R.I
Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, is an international research institute under I.C.A.R
Hosdurg Fort
The fort with its round bastion looks imposing from a distance. Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty built the fort.
Kappil Beach
The Kappil beach is a paradise for those tourists and visitors who prefer peaceful and quite vacations, in the lap of nature.
Kanwatheertha Beach Resort
Kanwatheertha Beach offers endless miles of beaches being wooed by the sunrays and fanned by the swaying palms.
Kariangod River
Running through the hills and dales of Hosdurg Taluk. Immorlised as Tejaswini by great novelist Niranjana laps on its shore.
Kottancherry
Kottencheri hills is another place in the district which attracts tourists. It is situated 30 kms north of Konnakkad and 30 kms north east of Kanhangad in Hosdurg taluk.
Nileshwaram
The cultural centre of this district was once, the seat of Nileshwar Rajas, who are the patrons of art and culture for centuries.
Pallikere Beach
Situated 1 km from Bekal Fort, this enchanting beach offers a spectacular view of the fort.
Pandiyan Kallu and Trikkannad
A famous temple on the sea shore near the Bekal fort, dedicated to Lord Siva. Also known as Dhakshina Kashi.
Ranipuram
Situated 780m above sea level, Ranipuram, which is also, known as Madathumala, is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegitation
Valiyaparamba
30 kms from Bekal, this is perhaps the most scenic backwater stretch in Kerala