Kasaragod Kerala

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From the Arabs to the Europeans to travellers from the Far East, Kasaragod has been glowingly said in all records as a trade-friendly destination with a progressive outlook to the future.

From the Arabs to the Europeans to travellers from the Far East, Kasaragod has been glowingly said in all records as a trade-friendly destination with a progressive outlook to the future.

Kasaragod is one of the districts in the northern tip of Kerala. Kasargod is surrounded by Kannur region in the south, Mangalore in the north, the Western Ghats in the west and Arabain Sea in the east. Like other districts of Kerala, Kasaragod district to has a high literacy rate, around 85.17%. The district has got mixed culture and is highly influenced by the neighboring states. The Malayalam talked here has influences from Tulu, Kannada Urdu, Konkani etc. Kasaragod has enchanting beauty and is a place that is known for historical importance. The district is home to the fascinating forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. The fort at Bekal is the biggest and best-preserved fort in the state.

The northernmost district of Kerala, Kasaragod is world renowned for its coir and handloom Industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. Kasaragod is known as the place that is known for gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. The fort at Bekal is the biggest and best saved in the State.

Kasaragod displays a variety of styles in temple architecture – the unique style of the Madhur Mahaganapathy Temple, the typical Kerala style of the historic Malik Deenar Great Juma Masjid etc speak volumes about the rich social cultural heritage of the region. Spectacular pageants of Theyyam, Yakshagana, Kumbla (buffalo race), Poorakkali, Kolkali etc., enchant visitors.

Tourist Places on Kasaragod:-

  • Bekal Fort
  • Ananthapura Lake Temple
  • Madhur Temple
  • Ranipuram
  • CPCRI Beach
  • Cherangai Beach

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  • You can reach the city by roads as the city is well connected to other towns of the state as well as India by Motorable roads. Buses, operated by private and state operators are available in different cities and towns.
  • You can reach the city by rail as the city has a Railway station, which is connected to several important towns in the state and other parts of the country.
  • You can reach the city By Air where the closest airplane terminal from Kasaragod is at Mangalore, which is around 57.7 km away while the Kochi Airport is 352 km south.
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From the Arabs to the Europeans to travellers from the Far East, Kasaragod has been glowingly said in all records as a trade-friendly destination with a progressive outlook to the future. The letters and description written by those traders and adventures talk about the cultural and economic diversity of the northern tip of God’s Own Country. As early as 1514, the Portuguese traveller Duarte Barbosa went to Kumbla and indicated an active trade with the Maldives in rice.

Any mention of the political history of a place begins with the rulers in charge of it. The Tuluva Kingdom was setup in the northernmost parts. The central and southern parts were under the rule of Chirakkal (Mushika or Kolathiri) Royal Family. There were said to have been 32 Malayalam and 32 Tulu villages in this region. The Kolathiri played an integral role in the culture of the place and it is said that to this day,Theyyam characters represents those two who helped the Kolathiri fight against the invasion of the Vijayanagara Empire. The Battle of Talikota in 1565 led the end of warring period and power shifted to local sects. The Keladi Nayakas (Ikkeri Nayakas) rose to power and took over Tullunadu. Bekal became the crux in establishing the dominance of the Nayakas in Malabar and the port area was fortified to protect it from attacks from all sides.

Bekal Fort is said to have been the brainchild of Shivappa Nayaka of Ikkeri line. The Chandragiri Fort and Bekal Fort are considered to be a part of a chain of forts constructed as part of a strategic military manoeuvre. Hyder Ali invaded in 1763 and took over a majority of the area. His son, Tipu Sultan, followed him and conquered a large portion of Malabar. He would eventually cede most of the territor0 to the British. In 1882, Bekal taluk turned out to be a part of Madras Presidency and Kasaragod came into being. Since 1927, the movement to join Kasaragod with Kerala strengthened and it finally came into being officially a part of the State on November 1, 1956.

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