Bekal Fort

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Attractions : Fort, Beach
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (24 to 33°C), Winter (23 to 30°C)


Bekal fort is located in the Kasaragod, which is the northernmost district of Kerala. Bekal fort is a historical structure which has loads of stories to tell. It has witnessed many significant historical events. It is one of the best preserved forts in Kerala. The Bekal fort is a 17th century fort. There is ambiguity regarding who built the fort, Sivappa Naik is believed to have constructed it. Due to it's strategic position, the fort gained a lot of importance during the days of Vijayanagara empire. It was the strong point of Tippu Sultan before being captured by the British.The fort overlooks the sea to provide a great view. There are pathways throughout the fort which offer great views of the beach. There are two sculptures of Theyyam. There is also a rock garden.

Bekal tourist attractions

Bekal fort

Bekal fort is a great place for a picnic. Walkway has been created so that tourists can walk and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding coastline. It provides a panoramic view of the Bekal fort. The structure has great resting facilities, children’s park and toilets for the convenience of the tourists.

Bekal fort beach

The beach is located just outside the bekal fort. It is well lighted so that people can spend some time in the beach after sunset.

Things to do in Bekal

  • Explore the Bekal fort and have a great time with all the amenities available.
  • Have a long walk on the Bekal fort beach.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Bekal Fort

Nearest Bus Station

Kasaragod is the nearest bus station.

Nearest railway station

Kasaragod, which is located on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route is the nearest railway station.

Nearest Airport (s)

Mangalore is the nearest airport, located about 75 km from Bekal fort.Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode is around 200 km away from Kasaragod town.

How to reach Bekal Fort from Bangalore


There are direct buses from Bangalore to Kasargod. From Kasargod, Bekal fort is 16 km.


There are trains available from Bangalore to Kasargod.

Bangalore to Kasargod trains

  • Kannur Express ( Train no: 16517 ) - This train runs everyday.
  • Mangalore Express ( Train no: 16565 ) - This train runs every Sunday.

Car / Taxi

Bangalore to Bekal fort distance is 381 km. It is approximately a 7 hour drive. From Bangalore, connect to Tumkur road to reach Nelamangala. Proceed towards Kunigal. Take National Highway 48 and State Highway 114 in Gundya. Continue on State Highway 114. Take Jalsoor Subramanya road and Cherkala-Jalsoor road to National Highway 17 in Kalnad. Continue on Bekal - Bekal Fort Road to reach Bekal.This route goes through Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyur, Hassan, Sakleshpur, Jalsur, Muliyar, Chattanchal to reach Bekal.

How to reach Bekal Fort from Mysore


There are no direct buses from Mysore to Kasargod. Best way is to take bus from Mysore to Payyanur. Payyanur is 43 km away from Bekal fort.


There are trains from Mysore to Kasargod. One train runs in this route daily.

Mysore to Kasargod trains

  • Kannur Express (16517) - runs everyday.

Car / Taxi

Mysore to Bekal fort distance is 236 km. From Mysore, connect to Hunsur road. Take Mysore-Madikeri road, State Highway 88 and Cherkala-Jalsoor road to Bekal - Bekal Fort Road. Follow Bekal fort road to reach Bekal. This route goes through Hunsur, Periyapatna, Kushalnagar, Madikeri, Sullia, Jalsoor, Chattanchal to reach Bekal.


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