Bekal Fort


Now, there are many luxury hotels at Bekal, but we were the pioneers, says Dinesh Khanna, Managing Director, Taj Bekal Resorts & Spa, on how they decided on Bekal. The resort was conceptualised in 2008-09 and opened in 2012.

Why is Bekal fort famous?

It was an important military station for Tipu Sultan when he led a military expedition to capture Malabar. The coins and artefacts found in archaeological excavations at Bekal fort indicate the strong presence of Mysore Sultans. Tipu Sultan’s death during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War ended Mysorean control in 1799.

What was inside Bekal fort?

Bekal Fort is spread over 40 acres (160,000 m2). Some important features of this fort are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the magazine for keeping ammunition and the broad and wide steps leading to the Observation Tower which is a rarity.

Why was the Bekal fort constructed?

It is believed that the Bekal fort might have existed even from early days of the Chirakkal Rajas for the fact that it was common in those days to build a fort for the purpose of defense. Many of the old royal palaces have forts to protect them from the enemies.

Who built the Bekal fort?

Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi
Built by Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi in 1650 AD, the fort faces the Arabian sea and is a major tourist attraction. It is spread over 40 acres.

Which railway station is near to Bekal fort?

The two nearest major railway stations to Bekal are Kasargod and Kanhangad. Both railway stations are around 12 kilometers away from Bekal. One can easily get taxi for Bekal after reaching here. Other nearby railway stations are Kottikulam and Pallikere and only local trains stop at both of these railway stations.

Which is biggest fort in India?

Chittor Fort
The Chittorgarh (literally Chittor Fort), also known as Chittod Fort, is one of the largest forts in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort was the capital of Mewar and is located in the present-day city of Chittorgarh.
Chittor Fort
Region South Asia
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Which is the oldest fort in Kerala?

Pallipuram Fort
Pallippuram Fort
Type Island fort
Site information
Owner Government of Kerala
Controlled by Portugual () India (1947-)
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How many days is enough for Bekal?

Go for a 3 days agenda at Bekal. That’s two night’s stay at a resort. Most Likely you’ll be arriving in the afternoon on day 1 and leaving by noon on day 3. That left you with a full day sandwiched between two half days at your disposal.

In which district is Bekal fort?

Kasaragod district
Bekal Bekal Fort, is the largest fort in Kerala, situated at Bekal, Pallikera village in Hosdurg Taluk in Kasaragod district, Kerala and it is 65 km from Mangalore city spreading over 40 acres.


The northernmost district of Kerala, Kasaragod is famous for its handlooms and its 293 kilometre long coastline. With its cultural uniqueness, the place is known as the land of gods. Rich in history, Kasaragod is home to the largest and best preserved fort in the State – Bekal.


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