Bekal Fort, Kasaragod

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Admire Kerala's largest fortress, Bekal Fort. Built in the 17th century and situated near Kasarogod, the stronghold overlooks the Arabian Sea. Take a relaxing walk along the well-maintained fort walls and through the lush green gardens--which have served as the filming location of numerous Indian movies, music videos, and commercials. Gaze upon the vast sea from one of the imposing observation towers, or descend below the stone walls to the small, picturesque beach and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Work out when and for how long to visit Bekal Fort and other Kasaragod attractions using our handy Kasaragod trip planner .
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  • Just an hour of driving distance from Mangalore, was this place is a must visit. As this place is huge and not much of shade inside, carry caps or umbrellas. Plan enough time to get a feel of this pla...  more »
  • Srikanth and Me explored this place on one of the drives to the State of Kerala. The place is pleasing to the eyes and is quite vast to cover and one needs decent steps to cover the whole place and it...  more »
  • This fort was made very popular through the Uyire song from the movie Bombay. Bekal fort is around 16 kms from Kasaragod and by the Arabian sea. The fort is open for public from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. There...  more »
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  • Bekal fort is a picturesque fort located on the shores of Arabian sea. This beautiful fort has watch tower. One can spend an hour by walking along the boundary wall of the fort. Ample parking space is available outside the fort. Entry ticket is there. Photography is allowed without tripod. Just visit this fort and enthrall the beauty of its surroundings.
  • Beautiful old fort. The compound is very large. From the main fort, you can walk down to the beach. There are some food stalls inside of you are hungry. Very well maintained and clean premises. A must visit if you are in Kasaragod area. If you visit in the evening, you get to witness breathtaking sunset views.
  • fort is a good site to see. it is a little dry in this summer. very sunny till 6. they are not showing underground tunnels. the view from the top with sea and beach on the side is fantastic. if you visit this fort, you must visit the beach also. beautiful blue sea it is. And, there is constant heavy wind in the fort. my phone felt like flying from my hand as i tried to click photos.
  • This is a amazing place to visit in Keral, India. But be aware. the sun is chilling in this area, you will feel burn if you go between 10 am to 4 pm. This fort looks like other forts in India but I at sea side its feels very different. Close the fort you will find a resort you can also stay there and enjoy the morning and evening view of this fort.
  • Excellent sea views and the beach nearby. People not allowed into the beach near fort, but you can enjoy the beauty and flashing water on the rocks. Visit during the season will be the best time to see all the greener rocks. Off season will be too hot and will get tired easily, as the area is vast inside.But there will some small refreshment shops to get a fresh juices, buttermilk,ice creams.overall enjoyed except the climate.
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