KASARGODE

Known for coir and handloom industries, fishing is a prime source of livelihood. The rivers Talapadi and Trikanipur demarcate north and south.

BAKEL FORT
The largest and best preserved fort in Kerala. 16kms south on the national highway. The fort belonged to the Kadampa dynasty, later came under the Kolathiri Rajas, still later a part of the Vijaynagar empire. In the late 18th century Tippu Sultan captured it. An old mosque near the fort is believed to have been built by Tippu Sultan. After he was overthrown the fort came under the East India Company. The fort is believed to have been built by Shivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty in 1650. Some credit the Kolathiri Rajas for the construction of the fort. The observation towers of the fort offer breathtaking views of the surroundings.

CHANDRAGIRI
The fort built in the 17th century by Sivappa Nayaka of Bedanore is at Chandragiri south east of Kasargode. It is a squarish one by the side of a river Payaswini. There is a mosque nearby and the ancient Kizhur Sastha Temple

MANJESWARAM
A quaint little cashew rich town home to 15 mosques is the birthplace of Govinda Pai the grand patriarch of Kannada literature.

THE SREE ANANTHESWAR TEMPLE OR THE MAHALINGESWAR TEMPLE
Attract pilgrims from all countries. Jain bronzes of Parsvanatha and Mhavira belonging to the 12th century. The decorative frame around the image is very ornate in the case of the Mahavira. Two rows of small figures seated in meditation decorate the main figures in a double half oval decorative border. The frame in the case of the Pasvanatha figure is simpler and more elegant and while it serves a decorative function it does not distract attention from the main figure. There are four stone images fixed on a four sided slab.

PANDIYANKALLU, TRIKKANAD
Pandy kallu where a rock rising in the sea about 2kms from Trikkanad temple is an ideal spot for the adventurous swimmer. Legend has it the ship of one of the Pandya kings who attacked Trikkanadu temple was converted into a rock.

ANANTHAPURA
The only lake temple in Kerala. 12kms north east of Kasargode is the moolasthanam ( the original seat) of the Ananthapdmanabha of thirvananthapuram, Sree Padmanabha swamy temple.

BELA

15kms north of Kasargode. Our lady of sorrows oldest church in the district constructed in 1890.

CHERUVATHUR
The place of illustrious poets and scholars of Kullamath.

VEERAMALA
Has the ruins of a Dutch fort built in the 18th century, today a picnic spot.

RANIPURAM
85kms from Kasargode ranipuram is 780m above sea level. Its beauty is comparable to Ooty. Wild elephants can be seen wandering on top of the mountains. Jeep services to Ranipuram are readily available from Ponorathadi which is linked Kanhangad.

KANWA THIRTHA BEACH RESORT
3kms north of Manjeswaram a large swimming pool. Formed by the sea.

KAZHANGAD
Known as Hosdurg after the new fort built by Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty> Made known by Nithyanandashramam an international spiritual centre. The Hosdurg Fort is the major attraction A folklore centre of the archaeological department of the State function in the palace of the Nileswar rajas. The town is famous for a yoga centre flourishing for decades.

NILESWARAM
The cultural centre of the district was the seat of the Nileswar Rajas patrons of art and culture for centuries. In and around Nileswar there are kavuís where Nature, God, and Man commune in serene silence. Major among them is the Mannampurathu kavuwhere the grand finale of annual day temple festivals of the region take place. Offers facilities for watercycling Kottancherry Rain forest near Konnakad 30kms north east of Kanhangad is ideal for trekkin to Thallakkavery.

PALLIKERE BEACH
1km from Bakel fort a shallow beach offers a spectacular view of the fort. With ample facilities for recreation and relaxation.

BEKKAL HOLE AQUA PARK
Offers facilities For water cycling and pedal boats 1km from Bakkel Fort.

ANANDASRAMAM
15kms from Bekkal offers a quiet and Founded by Sami Ramadas 19 1939
Founded by Sree Swami Ramadas 19 1939 offers a quiet and peaceful ambience suited for meditation and spirited studies.

VALIYAPARAMBA
Scenic backwaters stretch 30kms from Bakel Fort dotted with numerous islnds.

SREE MAHALINGESWARA TEMPLE
Siva temple at Adoor 45 kms from Kasargode on the southern bank of the Payyaswini river.

MADHUR TEMPLE
The Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka temple is located here. Exotic architecture and Copper plate roofing are the main attractions. The sacred temple even finds mention in the in Sahayadiri Canto of Skanda Purana. The second thirthom of the temple well is believed to cure all diseases.

MALIK DEENAR MOSQUE
Located at Thalnakara is built in the traditional Keral style of architecture. It is said to have been founded by Malik Ebn Dinar.

AJANURKODI CLIFFS
The towering cliffs between Kappil beach and the Chandragiri fort is a splendid site for viewing the sunset.

KUMBLA
The seat of the Kumabala Kings who once ruled over the southern part of Tuluva country which included Kasargodse taluk.

THE SREE PARTHASARATHY TEMPLE
It is believed that a dip in the tank after three pradisahnams, to the tank and offering navadhanyams the body is rid of all ugly growth. .

THULAR VANAM
Also known as kekudom (the eastern place) 4kms east of Panathur the temple here is consecrated to Ksetra palan and Bhagawathy. The Sivarathri attracts people from all over the district as well as Coorg.

CELEBRATIONS
Madiyankulam, Kanhangad Is situated at the heart of the kanhangad town. A nine day festival known as Pattulsavam is celebrated here. Several Cultural and religious programmes are held.

CHULIYAR BHAGAWATHY TEMPLE, ANIYAL THERU
3kms from Kanhangad, the chlia chaliya porattu is a festival to celbrate a popular folk art by that name The other festival is the day long Thiraythu Ullsam About seven types of theyyam dances are performed illuminated by traditional oil lamps.

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