(Also known as Nileswaram )

Kerala | India
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Nileshwar is categorised as Backwaters / Business and Transit

Nileshwar Backwaters (Nivalink Trip Dated - 23 May 2005)

Reasons to Visit
  • Nileshwar is located 100 km from South of Mangalore on NH-17 and an idyllic patch of backwater in North Kerala
  • Nileshwar alongwith Neighboring Coorg region in Karnataka and Beach Resorts in Mangalore (Karnataka) forms an interesting itinerary mix with beach, plantations and backwaters.
  • Nileshwar backwaters has a few houseboat companies operating day and overnight cruises
  • Nileshwar is also an Ex-Bangalore / Ex-Mysore / Ex-Mangalore Weekend Getaway.
  • Beach and Backwater Destinations of India"Nileshwar in North Kerala (100 kms from Mangalore) has extensive set of backwater stretches and also have houseboat service operating for exclusive overnight stays. Nileshwar beach nearby is idyllic and has Neeleshwar Hermitage, a celebrated wellness retreat."
  • Backwater Destinations of India"Nileshwar (100 kms South of Mangalore) has an extensive backwater stretch offering honeymooners and inbound travellers exclusive houseboat cruises. "
  • Stopover Destinations on Mangalore - Calicut highway"Nileshwar is renowned for idyllic beaches and backwaters. It lies at 100 kms from Mangalore on Mangalore - Calicut highway (NH 66) and stopover enroute."
  • Beachside and Lakeside Destinations in Kerala for a Standalone Getaway"Nileshwar is an idyllic beach / backwater getaway in North Kerala and home to many destination resorts and Ayurveda retreats. Nileshwar is renowned for travellers looking to arrive at a relatively lesser known destination but still experience best of hospitality and experience."
Access Information

Nileshwar has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Wellness Resort1

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Point to Point Transport

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

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Nileshwar has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.


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List of Service Add Ons for Nileshwar


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


Services Rates Starting From
Picnic on the PeninsulaRs. 3534

12 Travel Ideas listed for Nileshwar. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bekal Pilgrimage
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala

Stay Ideas

  • Neeleshwar Hermitage – Culinary Getaway
  • Neeleshwar Hermitage – Cultural Getaway
  • Neeleshwar Hermitage – Cycling Holiday
  • Neeleshwar Hermitage – Experiential Getaway
  • Neeleshwar Hermitage – Spa Getaway
  • Neeleshwar Hermitage Experience
  • Oyster Opera Padanna – An eco-friendly Backwater Getaway

Festivals linked to Nileshwar (Kerala)

  • Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam
  • Perumthitta Kottamkuzhy

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nileswaram Palace are sacred Grooves where Thayyam (a traditional ritual) is performed for tourists (especially inbound / overseas guests)
    Heritage Site
    Haveli or Mansion
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    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
    8th Century Hanuman temple located at Cheruthazham is known as Hanumarambalam.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Hanuman
    Chandragiri Fort is a 17th century fort set 150 feet above sea level and occupies an area of about seven acres
    Heritage Site
    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
    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
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The boat cruise through the backwaters of Nileshwar is a typical Kerala style experience. The backwaters here are not as extensive as Alleppey, however they are still unexplored and quaint, therefore recommended for honeymooners, nature centric and off-beat travellers.

Destinations within reach from Nileshwar

  • Bekal ( 25 Km )

    Bekal is situated on the seashore of Pallikara village,12 kms south of Kasargod town (NH-17) where more

  • Kannur ( 59 Km )

    Kannur is a busy town in North Kerala and one of the important regional hubs. It is also a point more

  • Baindur ( 215 Km )

    Baindur is one of the idylic beaches on the coastal Karnataka. Baindoor beach is rocky and hills more

  • Kalasa ( 220 Km )

    Kalasa is a holy temple-town in Karnataka. Kalasa is home to the Kalaseshwara Temple dedicated to more

  • Belur ( 220 Km )

    Belur is visited for Hoysala era Temples that are renowned for their architecture and visited by more

  • Ooty ( 270 Km )

    Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial more

  • Talakadu ( 275 Km )

    Talakad (also known as Talakadu) is a town on river Cauveri accessible via a boatride offering more

  • Kotagiri ( 290 Km )

    Kotagiri is a colonial era plantation area, at about 30 km.east of Ooty, 23 km. from Coonoor and more

  • Coonoor ( 290 Km )

    Coonoor is the tea plantation area located at an altitude of 5000+ ft asl, at 19 km to the south more

  • Kumta ( 290 Km )

    Kumta is a stopover in Coastal Karnataka between Gokarna and Murudeshwar, home to some homestays more

  • Tumkur ( 362 Km )

    Tumkur is an industrial town on outskirts of Bangalore (70 kms) on NH-206 and often a stopover for more

  • Bangalore ( 362 Km )

    Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest more

  • Palani ( 382 Km )

    Palani or Pazhani is home to one of the most sacred temples of Lord Muruga and is the third more

  • Valparai ( 382 Km )

    Valparai is a plantation area at about 100 kms from Coimbatore and 60 kms from Polachi. The area more

  • Pala ( 383 Km )

    Pala is located 22 kms from Kottayam and is set around rubber Plantation highlands. Pala is home more

  • Dandeli ( 425 Km )

    Dandeli is a tropical rain forest located on the northern tip of Karnataka adjacent to Goa Border, more

  • Panjim ( 456 Km )

    Panjim is the state capital of Goa and known for its promenades, heritage walks, clean streets, more

  • Kolar ( 463 Km )

    Kolar is situated 75 kms east of Bangalore on the Bangalore - Tirupati route and known for India's more

  • Hospet ( 467 Km )

    Hospet is the base town to visit Hampi, ruined city that is a UNESCO world heritage site and one more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Neeleshwar BeachIdyllic Beach at 7 kms from the Nileshwar railway station and about 5 kms from the NH-17Getaway3
NH-17A backwater patch right on NH-17 at 3 kms from Nileshwar railway station. An evening boating service and overnight boat cruise is operational here.Transit/Getaway1
PadannaA backwater patch at 14 kms South of Nileshwar where Oyster Opera Padanna, a renowned homestay is located.Getaway-
KolichalKolichal is a plantation highlands area at 40 kms from Bekal and Nileshwar where Windflower Resort is locatedGetaway/Experiential-
PuthukaiPuthukai is a backwater area around Thejaswini River in Nileshwar where one can take a boat ride and experience renowned backwaters of Kerala.Holiday/Getaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Nileshwar
  • Kannur International Aorport ( CNN ) , Kannur-59 Kms
Railway Stations in Nileshwar
  • Nileshwar ( NLE ), Nileshwar
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