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.

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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. The Fort seems to have been built up from the sea as almost three fourths of its exterior is drenched and the waves continually bang the citadel. Its zigzag entrance and the trenches around the fort show the defense strategy that was in place from the ancient times in the fort.

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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.

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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. The peculiar feature of this temple is that a Brahmin priest performs pooja only in the noon, while the morning and evening poojas are performed by a sect or group called Maniyanis. The festivals in the temple fall during the months of Edavam (May, June) and Dhanu (December, January).

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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.

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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. It is breathtakingly beautiful and an ideal place for trekking. Tourist cottages are available here as lots of tourists come here during the off-season too.

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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.

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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. The Island is separated from the main land, You Can either uses Transport Boat Service/ another Water Transportation or crossing the Mavila Kadappuram Bridge to reach in main land. It is situated in the Arabian Sea and is an ideal place for picnic. Valiyaparamba is fast turning into a much favoured backwater resort that offers enchanting boat cruises. Main source of income of the people here comes from agriculture and fishing.

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ARTS & ATTRACTIONS

ARTS & ATTRACTIONS :- The numerous art forms of Kerala have always made its impact on the rich culture of Kerala.

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FOOD ITEMS IN KERALA

FOOD ITEMS :- The cuisines of Kerala are inspired by its cultural heritage and the generous availability of seafood, poultry and coconut.

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