Bekal Fort  |  Kappil Beach  |  Anandashram  |  Anandapuram  |  Chandragiri fort  |  Ranipuram 
Madhur  |  Malik Dinar Mosque  |  Kollur  |  Dharmasthala  |  Madikeri 
Bekal Fort
The unique Bekal Fort stands amidst the roaming but heartening music of the seas along with the eternal note of the unending waves, carrying the thrilling memories of a bygone era. This foremost souvenir of the 'Gods own Country' remains undeterred over the ages as a silent witness to centuries of eventful yester years. The Bekal Fort has been a source of attraction for historians, tourists and nature - lovers for centuries since it embodies memories of a glorious past.
Kappil Beach
The moment you arrive at Kappil beach you will be greeted by Palm trees and Casurina grooves. It would not be any exaggeration to say that it is one of the most clean and unpolluted beaches of Kerala. You can just relax in the beach or head for the Kodi cliffnearby that gives a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Pallikunan Temple is just 2 km from the Kappil Beach.
Unless we cherish this ideal we cannot love all alike, and there is no hope of peace and goodwill in this world. Universal love is born of universal vision, which in turn comes to us when we resign ourselves to God who is eternal, changeless Truth, ever residing in our hearts... We are living in a peculiar world. We see diversity but we must find unity. We can find unity only when we probe into the diversity and reach the underlying Spirit.
Anandapuram is a city in the State of Karnataka with a population of approximately 10,991. The closest tourism destination to Anandapuram is Jog Falls. Other close by tourism destinations include Shimoga, Kollur and Banavasi. The nearest major railway station to Anandapuram is Shimoga (SME) which is at a distance of 22.4 kilometres. The nearest airport is at Bangalore which is at a distance of 295 kilometres. Lying at an elevation of 1994 m, which makes it a high-altitude city.
Chandragiri Fort
The fort has an eventful history to relate... A couple of centuries ago, the river Chandragiri was considered the border of two powerful kingdoms - Kolathunadu and Thulunadu. When Thulunadu was captured by the Vijayanagara Emperor, the Kolathunadu kings lost the Chandragiri region to them. It was only in the 16th century that the great empire of Vijayanagara (presently under the Karnataka State) declined. But later the Ikkeri Naikkars or the Bedanoor Naiks took over the reins of Chandragiri as an independent region. Thus the Chandragiri Fort was built by Sivappa Naik for the defence of his kingdom.
The fort changed hands over the years to Hyder Ali of Mysore and then to the British East India Company. Today it is a protected monument under the State Archaeology Department. The Chandragiri region was rejoined to the State of Kerala through the State Reorganisation Act, 1956, Government of India.
Located 85 km from Kasargod town, Ranipuram is a beautiful mountain terrain known for trekking. It is located 750 m above sea level on the Western Ghats in Kasargod district. Covered with evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands, this beautiful land is known for its trekking trails. Ranipuram was earlier known as Madathumala and its extensive forests merge into those of Karnataka. Wild elephants can be seen wandering on the mountain tops here.
The famous Madhur Srinad Anantheswara Temple is situated at Madhur, eight kms north east of Kasaragod. The imposing structure of the temple, with its turrets and gables and the copper plate roofing, rises majestically against the beautiful landscape of hills, paddy fields and gardens with the river Madhuvahini flowing leisurely in front of it. The Madhur temple is a Siva temple with Srimad Anantheswara as it's presiding deity. The Sivalingam of the temple is said to have been found by a harijan woman, Madharu.A special festival associated with the Madhur Temple is the Moodappaseva. The ceiling of the Namakshara Mandapam of the Madhur Temple has been decorated with beautiful figures of puranic heroes in woodcarving
Malik Dinar Mosque
Kasaragod acquired over the years, considerabl importance as a centre of Islam on the west coast. It is the side of one of the mosques believed to have been founded by Malik Ibn Dinar. The mosque, Juma Masjid, which is one one of the best kept and mosque attractive in the district, is located at Thalankara. It contains the grave of Malik Ibn Mohammed, one of the descendants of Malik Ibn Dinar and the places is sacred to Muslims. Another notable mosque, in Kasaragod is the Theruvath Mosque which is in the centre of the town. An important local celebration takes place every year in commemoration of the arrival of Malik Ibn Dinar. The Uroos attract pilgrims from all over India.
The former summer refuge of Brits, Coorg is besmirched with plenitude of irrresisible beauty. Every bit, right from the roads to the lodges, home stays to the panoramic valleys, waterfalls to meadows; Coorg is laden with unsurpassed natural beauty. An éclat of bounties of nature, Madikeri is located on the Western Ghats of Karnataka state. Ideally, Coorg is a place to lose you and never return from. Coorg can be best summed up in its wide valleys characterized by an unending expanse of coffee verdure and roaring water falls.
Located near Kundapur and about 140 km from Mangalore in Karnataka, Kollur is an important pilgrim place for Hindus. Kollur is believed to be one of the seven pilgrim centres created by Parashurama, a Hindu mythological figure. Kollur is also known for having the oldest and the deepest gold mines in the country.
Shri Dharmasthala, which is one of the sacred places in South India, is well known to all pious people. It is situated in the village of Dharmasthala, in Belthangady Taluk of South Kanara District in Karnataka State. On the Mangalore-Charmady Road 40 miles from Mangalore and 20 miles from Charmady lies a place called Ujire. From Ujire a road branches off to Shree Dharmasthala 5 miles away. Pilgrims from Mysore could reach this place by one of four roadways, through Moodigere down the Charmady ghat road, or from Kundapur along Udupi - Karkala Road or from Sakaleshpur down the Shiradi ghat road via Uppinangady to Ujire. From Coorg the access is via Puttur and Uppinangady. Four and half miles from Ujire flows the Nethravathi River, being born on the crest of Kudremukh hill of Western ghat range flows through Uppinangady and Panemangalore to join the sea at Mangalore.