Places to visit in Kasargod

AjanoorAjanoor is your type of place if you are looking for spirituality and tranquility amid the nature. The most striking feature of this small village of Ajanoor, located about 5 kms from Kanhangad is its Madiyan Kulom Temple.

Anandashram and NityanandasramamFor those who are looking forward to lose oneself in the serenity of nature and meditate in peace to achieve tranquility, these tow ashrams are the right choice.

Ananthapura Lake templeA pure epitome of craftsmanship, Ananthapura Lake temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is crafted out of a huge rock. Located near Kasargod town in a secluded area, it is dedicated to Anantha Padmanabha Swami.

Bela ChurchBelieved to be the oldest composition in the district, Bela Church was actually constructed in year 1890. Also referred to as ‘Our lady of Sorrow Church’, currently the building is managed by the Mangalore Diocese.

CheruvathurCheruvathur is a popular picnic spot which is famous for poets and scholars of Kuttamath family. One can also witness the shadows of past in form of 18th century Dutch Fort on the Veermala Hills located in the area.

Govinda Pai MemorialHome to one of the most famous Kannada poets Govinda Pai, Govinda Pai Memorial is visited by tourists in large number. Govinda Pai has been privileged with a tag of ‘Poet Laureate’ by the former Madras government.

Hosdurg FortHosdurg Fort is a majestic fort which can be seen from distance and was established by Ikkeri Dynasty king Somashekhara Nayaka. There is a unique feature to this fort in form of its round bastion.

Kammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife SanctuaryKammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife Sanctuary represents a fascinating blend of sacredness and nature. Rich in variety of flora and fauna, this place is also linked with Bhagavathi Temple.

Kareem’s Forest ParkA paradise for nature lovers, scientists, biologists, environmentalist and students of Ayurveda, Kareem’s Forest Park is believed to be the country’s leading private sanctuary.

Kottancheri HillsA site with beautiful trekking trails offering its visitors an adventurous activity, Kottancheri Hills is basically considered to be the extension of Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary.

KumbalaThe ancient town of Kumbala situated about 13 kms from Kasargod has once served as the seat of power for Raja of Kumbala. Today, this place offers a famous temple of Lord Gopalkrishna which is quite popular among the devotees.

MadhurMadhur is a place where one can explore the beauty of ancient Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple as well as the religious aura surrounding it. Located about 8 kms from Kasargod, Madhur is a town famous for its beautiful temple.

Maipady PalaceAn ancient palace located nearly 8 kms from Kasargod town on Kasargod-Perla Road; Maipady Palace is a popular site belonging to Kumbala kings. Madhur Village located in the proximity is also a popular destination among tourists.

Malik Deenar MosqueConsidered to be one of the most well kept and an attractive mosque of Kasargod District, Malik Deenar Mosque is believed to be constructed by Malik Ibn Dibar.

Malom Wildlife SanctuaryA popular tourist attraction of Kanhagad region, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary is all about lush green tropical green forest and variety of wildlife.

ManjeshwarA beautiful town famous for its cashew nuts and several pilgrimages, Manjeshwar houses about 15 mosques and plethora of temples. Lying on the southern banks of the Majeswar River at Bengara Manjeswar are two old Jain Bastis.

Nellikunnu MosqueHousing the tomb of Thangal Uppappa, Nellikunnu Mosque lying near the Kasargod town is mainly known for the Uroos. In fact, the word Uroos is also said to be derived the name itself.

NileshwarPopular as the cultural hub of the Kasargod District, the town was once the home of Nileshwar Rajas of the Kolathiri family. Deriving its name from Nilakanta Eshwara, today one will find several Kavus or shrines in and around the town, Mannan Purathu Kavu being the most sought one.

Parappa Wildlife SanctuaryKasargod is a place which is blessed with nature’s beauty and tranquility. Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary is one such place which offers both. It also offers natural habitation to many wildlife creatures such as turtle, porcupine, pig, Malabar Hornbill, slender loris and jungle cat.

RanipuramLying nearly 85 kms from Kasargod, Ranipuram offers a beautiful trekking trail at an altitude of 750 m above the sea level. Previously known as Madathumala till 1970, today it is flanked by lush green monsoon forest, waving grasslands and evergreen shoal woods.

Sarvajanika GabeshotsavamSarvajanika Gabeshotsavam is a local name for Ganesh Chathurthi and is one of the most awaited festivals of the town. Celebrated with great zeal during the month of September annually, the day is a declared public holiday in town.

Shopping in KasargodSince Kasargod is known for its coir and handloom industry, do go out shopping for the products made of coir. Also check out the exclusive sea shell products and other artifacts unique to this amazing town.

Thalangara Children?s parkIf you are travelling with kids, this is pace where they will enjoy the most. Located about 4 kms from Kasargod town, this park is home to many fascinating creatures like fox, water birds and several types of snakes.

Trikkanad and Pandayan KalluPopularly known as the Dakshina Kashi, Trikkanad and Pandayan Kallu is a temple sitting deftly near the Bekal Fort. Located about 2 kms from Trikkanad is the Pandayan Kallu, a rock ascending from the sea which is popular for swimming.

ValiyaparambaThere could not be better place to relax than the beautiful and serene backwater stretches of Kerala, God’s own country. And Valiyaparamba is believed to be one of the most gorgeous backwaters located in the proximity to Bekal town.

Veermala HillsA popular picnic spot among tourists as well as locals, Veermala Hills offers splendid views of Kariangode River. The 18th century Dutch Fort renowned for its architecture are also lying on the same hills and is a must visit.

What to eat in Kasargod : Local Food and CuisineLocated in Kerala, a South Indian state, South Indian cuisine is the pre-dominant cuisine in the town. Fish fry, Banana chips and Payasam are the must try things in the town.Also there is no way that you are visiting south and do not have coconut water.


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