#12 of 31 Places to Visit in Kozhikode
Distance (From Kozhikode Railway Station): 177 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Kasaragod
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus
Travel Tips: Following places can be visited along with this place:
- Bekal Fort (16 Km)
- Bekal Fort Beach (16 Km)
- Hosdurg Fort (30 Kms)
At a distance of 177 Kms from Kozhikode, 56 Kms from Mangalore & 8 Kms from Kasaragod, Chandragiri Fort situated on the banks of Chandragiri River is a 17th century Fort spread across 7 acres, now in ruins.
In earlier days, the Chandragiri River was considered to be the border of two powerful kingdoms Kolathunadu and Thulunadu. When Thulunadu was captured by the Vijayanagara Empire, the Kolathunadu kings lost the Chandragiri region to them. During the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire the area was administratively looked after by the Keladi Nayakas of Ikkeri. When the Vijayanagara Empire fell in the 16th century, Vengappa Nayaka declared independence.
The fort changed hands over the years from Shivappa Nayak to Hyder Ali of Mysore and then to the British. Now it is a protected monument under the State Archaeology Department. The Fort offers a breathtaking view of the River, Arabian Sea & the Sunset from Vintage Point.
House boat cruise through the picturesque chandragiri river will be an unforgettable experience for the tourists.