Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort was built by Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi in 1650 AD, at Bekal. It is the largest fort in Kerala, spreading over 40 acres. The fort appears to emerge from the sea. Almost three

Bekal Fort was built by Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi in 1650 AD, at Bekal. It is the largest fort in Kerala, spreading over 40 acres.

The fort appears to emerge from the sea. Almost three quarters of its exterior is in contact with water. Bekal fort was not an administrative centre and doesn’t include any palace or mansion.

An important feature is the water-tank, magazine and the flight of steps leading to an observation tower built by Tipu Sultan[1]. Standing at the centre of the fort, this offers views of the coastline and the towns of Kanhangad, Pallikkara, Bekal, Kottikkulam, and Uduma.

India declared Bekal Fort a special tourism area in 1992.

How to reach
Mangalore and Kannur are the nearest airport.
Kanhangad is the nearest railway station.
Kanhangad and Kasargod are the nearest bus stand.

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