Distance (From Kozhikode): 167 Kms
Visited From: Kozhikode
Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Train
Phone No: NA
Travel Tips: Following places can be visited along with this place:
1. Bekal Fort Beach (1 Km)
2. Chandragiri Fort (16 Kms)
3. Hosdurg Fort (14 Kms)
At a distance of 167 Kms from Kozhikode, 72 Kms from Mangalore & 27 Kms from Kasaragod, Bekal Fort is the biggest and best preserved fort in Kerala. The fort is built on 35 acre headland on the shores of Arabian Sea, rising to a height 130 feet. Bekal Fort is among the top visited Kerala tourist places.
This fort is more than 300 years old and is believed to have been built by Sivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty in1650. There is also another belief that it was originally built by Kolathiri Rajas and later captured by Sivappa Naik. The fort was occupied by Hyder Ali in 1763 AD and later by British.
The important features of this fort are the Tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the Observation Tower. There is also a mosque built by Tipu Sultan just outside the Bekal Fort. The Bekal Fort Beach adjacent to the Fort is added attraction.
Bekal Fort is about 6 Kms from NH47 between Kasaragod & Kozhikode and connected by bus service with Kasaragod.
Timings: 8 AM to 5:30 PM