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. his foremost souvenir of the 'Gods own Country' remains undeterred over the ages as a silent witness to centuries of eventful yester years. The Bekal Fort has been a source of attraction for historians, tourists and nature - lovers for centuries since it embodies memories of a glorious past.
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 defence strategy that was in place from the ancient times in the fort. The Fort appears to have been built up from the seas since almost three fourth of its exterior is drenched and the waves do stroke the citadel. The Hanuman temple and the ancient Muslime Mosque nearly hold testimony to the age-old religious harmony that prevailed in the area.