An emerald gem set amidst honey-hued beaches, pristine waterfalls and beautiful crystal-clear backwaters, the coastal town of Bekal, snuggled in the heart of Kerala, is a secluded and spectacular tourist destination. Home to the majestic 300-year-old Bekal Fort, the town is fringed by serene beaches that offer bewitching views of sunsets and thrilling opportunities for water sports and nature walks. The town also boasts a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its unique handicrafts like granite idols, coconut products and wood carvings. Bekal is also a gateway to picturesque locations like Kannur and Kozhikode nearby.

The local Kannada author Rama Nayak once wrote that the name Bekal has been derived from “Baliakulam”, meaning a big palace. This is a reference to a palace that was once located in the region. Over time, Baliakulam became Bekulam, and later, Bekal.

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Carvings in Wood

Carvings in Wood

The Kasaragod region of Kerala is famous for intricate wooden...

Ullal

Ullal

The quaint town of Ullal is popular for its religious riches. The...

Granite Idols

Granite Idols

The talented artists of Bekal have earned a reputation for their...

Coconut Products

Coconut Products

The landscape of Bekal is dotted with swaying coconut trees. Thanks...

Krishna Menon Museum

Krishna Menon Museum

The museum has a section dedicated to the great Indian leader V.K....

Pazhassiraja Museum East Hill

Pazhassiraja Museum East Hill

Copies of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes and old coins,...

Ethnological Museum

Ethnological Museum

KIRTADS campus, Golf link Road, Chevayur. Timings: 1000-1700 hrs....

Thalassery

Thalassery

Drenched in colonial charm and set amidst picturesque surroundings,...

Malik Deenar Mosque

Malik Deenar Mosque

Constructed in conventional Kerala style of architecture, the...

Mallikarjuna Temple

Mallikarjuna Temple

Fringed by swaying coconut and palm trees, the beautiful Mallikarjuna...

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

Known for its unique keyhole-shaped construction, the Bekal Fort was...

Kappil Beach

Kappil Beach

One of the lesser explored beaches of the Malabar coast, Kappil makes...

The Bekal Hole Aqua Park

The Bekal Hole Aqua Park

A one-of-its-kind leisure spot in the North Malabar region, Bekal...

Bekal Beach

Bekal Beach

One of the major tourist spots in Bekal, the pristine Bekal Beach is...

Kozhikode

Kozhikode

Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode is one of Kerala's best cities...

Kannur

Kannur

Often called the crown of Kerala due to its natural treasures, Kannur...

Valiyaparamba Backwaters

Valiyaparamba Backwaters

A secluded and stunning span of backwater stretches, Valiyaparamba...

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple

The strikingly beautiful 9th century Ananthapura Temple is dedicated...

Hosdurg Fort

Hosdurg Fort

The hilly region of Kasaragod district is home to a number of...

Wayanad

Wayanad

A coffer of coffee, cardamom and tea plantations, which envelope the...

Mangalore

Mangalore

Resplendent temples, pristine golden beaches and ancient mosques,...

Thrissur

Thrissur

Often referred to as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is a...