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Bekal is categorised as Beachside


(Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Bekal Fort (Photo Courtesy: Renjithks)
Ananthapura Lake Temple (photo courtesy: Sureshan)
Madhur Temple (Photo Courtesy: Vinayaraj)
Malik Deenar Mosque (Photo Courtesy: Rannusmash)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)

Reasons to Visit
  • Bekal is situated on the seashore of Pallikara village,12 kms south of Kasargod town (NH-17).
  • Bekal, 85 km South of Mangalore and became known when Kerala tourism started to promote it in early 2000s.
  • Bekal area is a mix of beach and backwater and unique cultural experience of Malabar region (North Kerala with plantation highlands of Kodagu district) makes for an experiential getaway.
  • Bekal is well connected with Kodagu (Popularly known as Coorg), Wayanad (Known for Rainforests and Tree houses), Nagarhole (One of the best wildlife sanctuaries) and Mysore (heritage destination) and thus makes for an excellent stopover on any ex-Mangalore Itinerary covering this region.
Recommendations
  • Idyllic Beach Destinations in Coastal Kerala"Bekal (70 kms South of Mangalore) lies on the nothern tip of Coastal Kerala and home to some exquisite luxury getaway resorts. Beaches here are off beat. Inbound travellers arrive here to some authentic homestays"
  • Significant Pilgrimages in North and Central Kerala"Ananathpura Temple (30kms from Bekal) is the only lake temple in Kerala, is temple is regarded as the 'Moolasthanam' (original seat) of Anathapadmanabha. Ananathpura Temple is regional significant and well visited all through the year."
  • Beachside and Lakeside Destinations in Kerala for a Standalone Getaway"Bekal is an idyllic beach getaway in North Kerala and home to many celebrated destination resorts and Ayurveda retreats. Bekal is renowned for travellers looking to arrive at a relatively lesser known destination but still experience best of hospitality and experience."
Access Information

Bekal has 2 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Luxury2
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Resort2

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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Bekal

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Short Break (4-6 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Bekal

Short Break

  • Coorg - Bekal Break (5 Nights)

Holiday

  • Malabar Circuit with Bekal (8 Nights)

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Bekal has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to BekalRs. 2934
Transfers between Coorg (Madikeri) and Bekal or Nileshwar (North Kerala)Rs. 3334

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Bekal has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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Cycling1
Hiking1

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List of Service Add Ons for Bekal

Cycling

Services Rates Starting From
The Forts and Beaches of MalabarRs. 4417

Hiking

Services Rates Starting From
Picnic on the PeninsulaRs. 3534

9 Travel Ideas listed for Bekal. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Beaches in Kerala - Marari, Varkala, Kovalam, Bekal
  • Bekal Pilgrimage
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Kerala in Monsoon

Stay Ideas

  • The Lalit Resort, Bekal-A Luxury getaway
  • Vivanta by Taj, Bekal-Luxury Getaway
  • Vivanta by Taj, Bekal-Spa Getaway

Festivals linked to Bekal (Kerala)

  • Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam
  • Perumthitta Kottamkuzhy

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    An idyllic Beach next to Bekal Fort overlooking Arabian Sea.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    3
    A Rock face overlooking Arabian Sea. The rock face is good for Cliff Jumpers.
    View Point, Natural Wonders
    Sea or Ocean or Beach, Rocks
    3
    Bekal Fort overlooks Arabian sea and offers excellent views. Many fim shootings have been done around here with the fort and Arabian sea as the backdrop.
    Heritage Site
    Fort
    4
    Chandragiri Fort is a 17th century fort set 150 feet above sea level and occupies an area of about seven acres
    Heritage Site
    Fort
    8
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Malik Deenar is the first follower of the Islamic prophet Muhammed who came to India to propagate Islam in the Indian Subcontinent and his tomb locates at Thalangara and is one of national pilgrimage centre
    Mosque or Dargah
    Mosque
    14
    Madhur Temple is located 7 km from Kasaragod town. This is one of the six most visited Lord Ganesha temples of the area.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    18
    Ananthapura Lake Temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is believed to be the original seat Anathapadmanabha (Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram)
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    22
    Traditionally renowned as "Manjula Kshetra" and "The temple of 18 towns", Srimad Anantheshwar Temple is situated in Manjeshwar. The origin of the Temple dates more than a thousand years back and is very significant for the GSB (Gauda Saraswat Brahmin) community.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    40

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Bekal BeachNot too crowded Public Beach around Bekal FortGetaway-
Bevoori UdumaA scenic area 10 kms north of Bekal beach, where backwaters meet near Kappil Beach.Getaway2
PanayalA village at couple of kms off Bekal beachGetaway-
ThiruvakkoliA village at 4 kms off Bekal beach and 1 kms from Kottikulam railway stationGetaway-
Nearest Airport in Bekal
  • Bajpe Airport ( IXE ) , Mangalore-65 Kms
Railway Stations in Bekal
  • Kasaragod ( KGQ ), Bekal
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