Kasargod is one of the districts of Kerala. District was formed as a separate district
on 24 May 1984. Kasaragod Town is the administrative headquarters of the district.
Kasaragod is the northern most districts of Kerala and known all over the world
for its coir and hand-loom industries. The district has a coastline of around 29.3
kilometers and the livelihood of Kasaragod people mainly depends on fisheries. The
district is popular for its forts, rivers, hillocks, beaches and shrines here.
The Kasaragod District is uniquely known for its Linguistics Culture and they present the best example for the Linguistic Harmony. It is one among the district to have suffered the hardships due to the use of the pesticide endosulphan. Many Arab travellers who visited Kerala between the 9th and the 14th centuries visited Kasaragod, which was an important trade centre during that period.
Kasaragod is one of the most beautiful districts in Kerala state endowed with 9 rivers (out of a total of the 44 rivers that flow in Kerala), hills, beaches, backwaters, as well as temples, churches, mosques and forts. Some of the main places of visit for a tourist in Kasarakod district are Bekal Fort, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Ranipuram, Kottancheri Hills, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Malom wild life sanctuary,addor wild life sanctuary, parappa wild life sanctuary, Kareem's forest park which is the first private sanctuary in India and so on.
TOURIST SPOTS IN KASARGOD
Bekal Fort:- It is the biggest fort in Kerala as of now and is 14 km from Kanhangad and 15 km from Kasaragod town. It is near Bekal Fort Railway Station, and the nearest airport is Mangalore Airport.Read More
Ajanur:- The famous Madiyan Kulom temple is situated in Ajanur village. It is about five km from Kanhangad, the headquarters of Hosdurg taluk. The main deity of this temple is Bhadrakali.Read More
Ranipuram:- Formerly known as Madathumala, it is a conjunction of grassy hills near Panathady Town and linked to Kanhangad by Kanhangad-Panathur state highway. It is located about 48 km east of Kanhangad.Read More
Valiyaparamba:- It is located 5 km south west of Cheruvathur separated from
the mainland by back waters. It is one of the main tourist spots of the District.