Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bekal Fort, Kasargod

Last year December during Christmas vacation we got a chance to visit Bekal Fort for a day trip.
Bekal fort is located on the coastal Arabian sea, north of Kerala. The fort spreading over forty acres, has massive walls about 12 meters in height built of laterite stones.

As you enter, there is Hanuman temple at the entrance. Near the ticket counter the historical background of Bekal Fort is displayed. Don't miss this if you want to know the history of Bekal fort.

We left Udupi in the morning and reached the fort around 11 AM. It was too hot in the afternoon to explore. I recommend to go in the rainy season and greenery inside the fort would be great. In other season late afternoon would be better.

The fort was clean and well maintained. There are few refreshment shops inside.
There is a beach on either side of the boat but we didn't explore it.

There is a stairway inside the fort. The steps lead to a tunnel and eventually to the outside wall of the fort facing the Arabian sea. There is also a well both for which visitors are not allowed to enter. 

Excellent views from the Fort of the serene Arabian Sea.