Kumble Fort

Locally spelled as Kumble or Kumbla, Kumbala is a small town located 14 km north of Kasaragod town in Kasaragod district, Kerala. It is located at the mouth of a lagoon formed by the Shriya

Locally spelled as Kumble or Kumbla, Kumbala is a small town located 14 km north of Kasaragod town in Kasaragod district, Kerala. It is located at the mouth of a lagoon formed by the Shriya River.


A small port in ancient times, Kumbala was once the seat of the Kumbala Kings who ruled the southern part of the Tuluva Kingdom.
The humble Kumbala Fort, an old fort located near Arikkady in Kumbala, was built by the Nayakas of Keladi who was an important though minor ruling dynasty in post-medieval Karnataka, India. The regal Bekal Fort too was built by the Nayakas of Keladi.


A Hanuman temple, Arikkady Hanuman Temple, is located at the foot of this fort. This quaint temple is also a major tourist attraction as many stops by to pray here. Attachments area.

How to reach Kannur and Mangalore are the nearest airports. Kumble is the nearest railway station and bus stop.

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