This Bekal Travel Guide is to make you aware of the Bekal before you visit here. Bekal is a small coastal town in Malabar, belongs to the Kasaragod district is popular for its forts, beaches and backwaters. The whole place is highlighted in the history of Malabar, with the forts and palaces as its proof. It is much serene and scenic beauty to revive oneselves into the natural beauty of the beaches along the outgrown stretches of coconut trees in the shores of Arabian Sea.
There are Temples, Masjids and Churches for religious tourers to visit while they are here. Alongside, the Five Star Resorts Vivanta by Taj and The LaLit there are budget Hotels and Homestays are available. Trikkannad Trayambakeshwara temple and Palakkunnu temple are popular for their religious and cultural importance, which are often seen crowded.
The Bekal is also much famous for its exciting beaches in the Malabar Coastline, other than the fort there are some local beach with less rush and more serene nature. They are the Kappil Beach, Pallikkare Beach and Thrikkanad Beaches. The Bekal Beach Park near to bekal fort and Bekal Railway Station is the favourite weekend destination for local people in Kasaragod district.
How to Reach
The nearest airports in the Malabar region to reach BekalFort are at Mangalore (almost 60 kms) and Karipur near Calicut (about 200 kms).
The nearest Railway Station is Bekal. But the best railway station is Kasaragod.
Get into trains through Mangalore-Kozhikode route.
The most affordable way of transport through the Bekal Tourism Road. You will get buses in every 20 minutes gap towards Bekal from Kasaragod and in 30 minutes gap from Kanhangad nearest cities.
Best Time to Visit
Bekal Fort and related tourist spots can be visited in almost every season of the year, but we personally feel that October to February is the best time for travelling across the bekal. The September-October months are familiar to Northern Monsoon therefore the rain will almost be drained but you’ll get to see the green lush everywhere. Till, the February and Mid-March there won’t be much affect of Summer season hence you won’t be feeling too much hot sun over the year.
You’ll get the maximum discounts for travel and stay during these hull period of the year, and most of the cultural and religious festivals of Malabar will happen at this time. Plan your Bekal Travel schedule during this time and spend some quality time along your friends and families.
Bekal, forts, resorts and the neighbouring travel spots are the best romantic in the heavy rainy season.
The beautiful eternal feeling of togetherness can make your honeymoon trip memorable.
Bekal Fort and Beach along with Park is a very good destination for family vacations.
Enjoy playing in the beaches, parks and sightseeing from forts with your family members.
I don’t really think meeting up along with your friends need some specific places!
But yes, you can have fun with friends at the Pallikkare Beach and Park. Try to keep silence at the Fort, since it is an archeological premise.