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Bekal Fort in Bekal Town

·  Summer: 22°C-35°C
·  Winter: 20°C-25°C
·  Monsoon: June-September<

Best time to visit:  September-March

Opening Time: 08:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 5
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
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Continuously washed by the playful ocean waves, Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala and is known for its strategic defensive construction. Designated as a special tourism spot by the Indian Government, the fort has been the venue for shooting many popular Bollywood movies, songs and music albums.

Some of the spellbinding highlights of the fort include stairways eloping into the ground, huge walls and ramparts, water tank accessible by steps, tunnels, observation tower and a magazine that was used to store ammunition. Many amazing structures inside the fort complex include palaces, Hanuman Temple, mosque, Durbar Hall and some outstanding monuments.

Bekal Fort offers mesmerizing views of Bekal Beach which spreads in front of the fort. Majestic sunset views can leave anyone speechless. It is indeed a fantasy direct from the fairy tales.

Road: Bekal is connected to many nearby towns and cities by road served by frequent state buses. While Kanhangad is only about 12 km. away, Kasaragod is about 16 km. from the fort. Taxis and cabs can be hired from these places to reach the fort.

Railway: Kanhangad Railway Station is the closest railhead (about 11 km. away), while Kasaragod Railway Station is also at the short distance of about 16 km. Train connectivity from these railheads extends to the cities like Kochi, Mumbai, Surat, Goa, Chennai, Jammu, Chandigarh and many more.

Airway: Mangalore International Airport at the distance of about 78 km. is a popular access point for the tourists heading towards Bekal. Flights are available to and from Mumbai, Kochi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Raipur within India and international locations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait and Muscat.