Backwaters of Kasargod

Nestled between the breath-taking Arabian Sea on the west and the forest-covered Western Ghats to the north and east, Kasargod is a prime backwater destination of Kerala. This northernmost district of Kerala is encircled by the hilly Kodagu and Mangalore districts of the state of Karnataka on the east and north respectively. Fishing coupled with the coir and handloom industries are the primary source of livelihood among the local folk. Kasargod abounds in natural splendor—refreshing air, mineral resources, primordial foliage, swift flowing rivers and enthralling beaches. The Bekal Fort, the largest, best preserved fort in Kerala stands majestically on a cape between two elongated pretty palm fringed beaches which spreads over 35 acres and reaches into the Arabian Sea.

Chandragiri Backwaters: The Chandagiri Backwaters is approximately 4 kms away from Kasargod town. Chandragiri Backwaters rests peacefully on the Chandragiri River, southeast of Kasargod town. The Chandragiri fort constructed by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore in the 17th century is the main attraction of the Chandragiri town. The Chandragiri fort, one among the chain of forts built by the same ruler offers a grand panorama of the Chandragiri river and the Arabian sea. A view of the sun setting thawing into the horizon during sunset is sure to leave you with goosebumps!

Chandragiri Cruises: Boat trips to nearby islands and palm groves are available. Boarding point : Chandragiri bridge.

Valiyaparamba Backwaters: Valiyaparamba Backwaters stands 30 Km from Bekal Fort. Valiyaparamba Backwaters is conceivably the most superb backwater stretch in Kerala. Nourished by four rivers and speckled with myriad little islands. Valiyaparamba is fast developing into a sought after backwater destination offering enchanting boat cruises.