Kappil beach is located in kasargod district of kerala. This beautiful beach is about 6 km away from Beka fort. It covers an area of twenty five acres land . it is an idle spot for spending free time.
The nearest railway station is located at kasargod about 12 km away. The nearest airport is at mangalore about 50 km away from kasargod. Karipur international airport is about 200 km away from kasargod town.
AREA: 4993 sq km
TOURIST SEASON:AUGUST TO APRIL
This is an extraordinary region in kerala, with its scintillating natural features is aptly marked and festivals . the most fascinating tourist attraction is BEKAL. The one and only ‘LAKE TEMPLE’ of kerala belongs to kasargodu. Here you can see picturesque hill resort in the region on par with the famous kodaikanal and ooty of the neighbouring state. The picnic places here offer and assortment of amusement. This place have a Islamic culture and influence. A mosque namely Malik Deenar mosque is of historic importance. The nearest airport mangalore is about 50 km away.
KASARGODU FESTIVALS-PATTUTSAVAM-CAHLIYAPORATTU-PALAKUNNU-PLAKUNNU BHARANI-NILESWAR POORAKALI
This is 9 day annual program , consists of cultural performance, conventions and elephant processions falls in January.
This is also an annual festival, it is celebrated at Bhagavathi temple , occurs in march.
This festival is marked by long procession of women carrying earthen pots which are then deposited at the local temple. The major attraction is traditional dances.
The highlight of this festival is grand processions and sparkling fireworks. Usually it was held during march.
This is also an annual festival held during last week of march, at bhagavathi temple
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS IN KASARGODU
BEKAL FORT : it is about 16 km on the south of kasargodu . the fort with its circular laterite structure about 130 ft above sea level. It is belived that the fort was constructed about 300 years back. The beautiful Pallikere beach is about 1 km from this fort. The aqua park nearby has a variety of thrills to offer like the pedal boats , water cycles, boating etc. the bekal tourism project is launched to make the naturally gifted place Bekal one of the finest tourist centers.
It is about 5 km form Bekal fort. This fascinating beach apparently isolated offers calm and charm . the kodi cliff at a stone’s throw is the vantage point to get an a real glimpse of the great expanse of the Arabian sea.
ANANTHAPURA LAKE TEMPLE
It is about 30 km form bekal , this is an ancient temple amidst a serene lake belongs to the 9 th century . formerly this temple is known as Moolasthanam of Sri Padmanabha swamy, the presiding deity of the temple at thirvanthapuram.
This beautiful place is about 15 km from bekal . founded by Swamy Ramdas whose spiritual aura attracted disciples and followers from India and abroad this is an ideal place for meditation .
It is about 10 km north east of kasargodu, the mutt follows the ‘sankaracharya’ tradition an ancient tradition which has been in vogue since the period of ‘adisankara’ the great religious reformer. This place is well known for the renewed centre of arts and learning.
The temple here about 4 km from Panathur is dedicated to Kshetrapalan and Bhagavathy, this place also called kekulom. The famous sivarathi mahotsav festival is attended by large number of devotes.
It is about 18 km east of mangalpady, this is a hilly region , about 1060ft above sea level.
CENTRAL PLANTATION CROPS AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
In shortly the institute is known as CPCRI. Which was established in 1970, the head quarters at kudlu. It is about 5 km from kasargodu, the major activities in this institute is improving the genetic potential plantation crops, production of superior quality crop plants.
MALIK DEENAR MOSQUE
The mosque has a historic importance, the jumma masjid is believed to have been built by Malik Ibn. The mosque reflects kerala style architecture and culture. Which is located at Thalankara.
It is rock formation about 2 km form Trikkanad temple. The story behind this stone formation is that this rock was once a ship which was converted to a rock. The rock serves as the target of many swimming contest.
MADIYANKULAM DURGA TEMPLE
The temple is on the name of Bhadrakali the goddess for Brabery hosts two grand annual festivals. The festival held during may and January. Bootham a dance form which is the attraction in this festival.
The cultural centers of the district are located here. The Kavil Bhavan Yoga and cultural centre here is famous for its Naturopathy, treatments. The folklore centre of Archaeological department is at Nileswaram.
This is a famous picnic place holds the ruins of 18 th century Dutch fort. The place has produced famous poets and scholars.
It is about 30 km from kasargodu, this place with picuesque undulating landscape mountains hand hills is a trekkers paradise.
The fort built during 17 th century is an integral part of the chain of magnificent forts .this is an ideal place to admire the glorious sunset, the enchanting river and the endless arabian sea. A temple namely ‘pattu utsavam’ is very famous. Also a mosque is situated here. The picturesque islands and palmgroves are piquant spots for the boat cruise .The boat jetty is at Chandragiri bridge.
It is about 8 km from kasargodu, a wonderful temple namely ‘srimad Anantheswar Vinayaka temple’ is seen here. The roof of the temple is copper plated. The temple is ideally located in the pleasant environs of the beautiful river ‘Madhuvahini’
It is about 85 km form kasargodu, the place is 750 m above sea level. Ranipuram compraises and assortment of exclusive landscapes the evergreen forest. The vast forests of Madathumala the earlier name of the place are contiguous to the Karnataka forest. Beautiful elephants grace the region. The accommodation facility provide
SRI MAHALINGAESWARA TEMPLE
It is located at Adoor, about 45 km from kasargodu. This is an ancient temple dedicated to lord siva.the environs of the temple are enchanting sylvan region which also has a rejuvenating river ‘Payaswini’.
The fort is also known as Hosudurg fort., this enthralling chain of forts suggests Smashekar Nayak of the Ikkery royal dynasty should have been on a fort building spree. The famous spiritual centre Nithyanandasram is found here.
The water forms a calm pool like formation , this place is ideal location for swimming.
This place is famous for high yield variety of ‘cashew’. Two beautiful jain temples are situated at the banks of river r. Manjeswar A roman catholic church constructed in Gothic style known as the mother dolorus church . it is about 11 km from kumbla . Our lady of sorrows church was built in 1890. Manjeswaram also hold the memorial of Govinda pai , the forerunner in kannada literature.
This is a beautiful back water resort , which attracts number of visitors. The resort also offers boat trip, it is about 30 km from bekal.