The Bekal Fort, a giant keyhole shaped fort that is over 300 years old, is one of the best preserved monuments in Kerala. The fort offers visitors a stunning view of the mighty Arabian Sea and the splendid beach. The backwaters, hill destinations and the beautiful environs along with the water sports facilities available make this one of the most sought after destinations in the state.
Nowhere else in Kerala can you see the mighty Arabian Sea hold hands with a man made structure to create a majestic sight!
India's first planned beach destination, the Bekal Beach destination has been developed keeping in mind the natural environs. Special efforts have been taken to preserve the same. The fact that the beach offers an amazing view of the grand Bekal Fort is just another aspect of its splendor.
Located around 85 km from Kasaragod town, the Ranipuram hills are 750m above sea level on the Western Ghats. Wrapped in shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands, its trekking trails are famous among travelers.
Earlier known Madathumala, the extensive forests of Ranipuram merge with the forests in Karnataka. Wild elephants are a common sight here. Facilities are available for tourists to have a comfortable stay in the hills. Jeep and bus services too are available.