Kasaragod District

This is the north most District of Kerala known for coir and handloom industries. The District was formed in 1985 as the last formed district of Kerala. Kasaragod once the part of Tuluva Raja Dynasty. It was an important trade center, a portuguese traveller Duarte Barbosa described rice being exported from here to Malaysia

A Major part of Districts Population speak ‘Tulu ‘ – a language of Karnataka State, apart from Malayalam as their mother tongue.


AREA 1992 KM2
POPULATION 12,03,342 (2001 census)
RAINFALL 3440 mm
TEMPERATURE Min 27 – Max 37
CLIMATE Tropical.



  • Ananthapuram
    The only lake temple in Kerala 12KM from Kasaragod and is the Moolasthanam of Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple at Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Bekal
    Bekal is located 13 KM south of Kasaragod Town. The beautiful Bekal Beach and Bekal Fort, over hanging the sea covering over 100 acres of land, is the largest Fort in Kerala, built in 17th century. Many caves and underground passages are seen within the fort are evidence of Historical Importance.
  • Bela
    The Bela is known for its Our Lady of Sorrows Church, built in 1870 and is the oldest in the District.
  • Cheruvathur
    This is the place well known for the Illustrious Poets and Scholars. The Veeram Mala Hills near Cheruvathur is a picnic spot, where some ruins of an old Dutch Fort seen.
  • Chandragiri
    The Chandragiri Fort is large Fort located near the River Chandragiri. It was built in 17th century by Sivappa Nayika of Bednore.
  • Kanhangad
    Kanhangad is the Taluk Head Quarters of Hosdurg. The Mudiya Kulam Temple dedicated to Bhadrakali is famous. An International Spiritual center Nithyananda Ashram is located here.
  • Kenwar Theertha Beach
    Naturally formed large swimming poll at the sea side can be seen here. This is 5KM from Manjeswaram.
  • Kizhoor State Temple
    There is an ancient temple located near the ancient Mosque.
  • Kottancheri
    This is a rain forest near Konnakkad 30 KM north east of Kanhangad. This is the best place for trekking near to Talacauvery. This is the reflection of generic beauty of Kodaikanal.
  • Manjeswaram
    This is a little town rich for its Cashew Nut is located at the northern end of the District. Is houses around 15 Mosque and the memorial of Govinda Pai, the grand patriarch of Kannada Literature.
  • Nileswaram
    It is located around 53 KM from Kannur town south of Kasaragod. This is the cultural center of Kasaragod, was the seat of Neeleswaram Raja. The town is known for Yoga center for decades. The Coconut Research center is located here.
  • Ranipuram
    This is known as Madhumala, Ranipuram 750 M above sea level, exceeds the beauty and nature’s boundary.
  • Shree Mahalingeshwara Temple
    The Lord Siva Temple at Adoor is wooded surrounding on the southern banks of the river Payaswini.
  • Kappil Beach
    Is is 6KM from Bekal Fort. Remote and secluded, the beach is become a major tourist attraction. The Kodai Cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.
  • Tejaswini – Valiyaparamba Back Waters
    This is one of the beautiful backwater stretchers of Kerala. Fed by numerous rivers and having a number of tiny Islands, this offers enchanting boat cruises.
  • Trikaripur
    This was the seat of Thazhekattu Mana and also the hometown of T.S. Thirumumb the poet and freedom fighter and Guru Chandu Panicker, the famous Kathakali Artist.
  • Edaneer Mutt
    The Edaneer Mutt well known as the seat of art and learning belongs to the Shankaracharya Tradition.
  • Pandiyan Kallu
    Pandiyan Kallu is a rock rising from the sea about 2KM from Thrikkanad Temple, which is an idle place for adventures swimmers. The legend was one of the ship which attacked the Thrikkand temple converted into rock.
  • Pallikere Beach
    The beach is located 1KM from Bekal Fort and offers spectacular view of the Fort. There are facilities for recreation.
  • Bekal Hole Aqua Park
    This is a Aqua Park provides facilities for Water Cycling and Pedal Boats.
  • Madhur Temple
    The Madhur Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple is located 8KM north of Kasaragod Town. Its exotic architecture and copper plate roofing are the main attractions. It is in the banks of River Madhuvaani.