Kasargod"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

  • Sightseeing

     

    Ranipuram - Ranipuram, popular for trekking, was known as Madathumala till 1970. It is at a height of around 780 m above sea level and close to the forest range of Bhagamandala.

     

    Cheruvathur - Cheruvathur is renowned for scholars and poets belonging to the Kuttamath Kunniyar family. It is also a popular picnic spot. The Veeramala Hills situated at this place is known for the ruins of the 18th century Dutch Fort.

     

    Malom Wildlife Sanctuary - Malom Wildlife Sanctuary of the Kanhagad region is popular among tourists for its tropical rainforest and many wild animals. The sanctuary is home to animals like wild pig, slender loris, rhesus monkey, flying squirrel and porcupine. The Malabar hornbill, peacock and grey-hornbill can also be seen in the sanctuary. Tourists can even spot snakes like king cobra and python.

     

    Madhur - Madhur is situated about 8 km north-east of Kasargod and is famous for the Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka temple. This temple is popular for its beautiful architecture and comprises striking gables and turrets. The Madhuvahini River that flows in front of the temple is another highlight. Srimad Anantheswara is the presiding deity of the Madhur temple, which is also known as the Lord Shiva temple. At this temple, the idol of Maha Ganapathy is prominent. A harijan woman, named Madharu, found a Shiva Lingam that has now been placed inside the temple. The temple remains crowded during the festival of Moodappa Seva, when the huge idol of Maha Ganapathi is covered with appam, made of rice and ghee. The temple has a Namaskara Mandapam, embellished with wooden figures of puranic warriors. The wood carvings depict stories from the epic Ramayana, starting from the Seethga Swayamvaram. It is believed that the temple was once attacked by Tipu Sultan. As per a legend, Tipu Sultan was thirsty and drank water from the well of this temple. After drinking the water, he changed his mind and left the site undamaged. Tourists can notice a mark on the site which is believed to have been formed by the sword of Tipu Sultan.

     

    Chandragiri Fort - Chandragiri Fort is in proximity to the town of Kasargod. It has a square that lies on the southern bank of the Chandragiri River. It is believed that Sivappa Nayak of Bednore constructed this fort in the 17th century. He constructed several forts during his reign in this region. A beautiful bridge over the Chandragiri River as well as a mosque is situated nearby. The tourism department has recently developed a boat club for the tourists.

     

    Ananthapura Lake Temple - Ananthapura Lake temple, the only lake temple in Kerala, is situated in a deserted area near the Kasargod town. This structure is built out of a massive rock and is dedicated to Anantha Padmanabha Swami. The temple walls have mural paintings that depict stories from the Puranas. It also has a cave that leads to a pond. The Ganapathy temple is situated atop the cave. The industrial park of the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), located at this site can also be visited.

     

    Nileshwar - Nileshwar once served as the seat of the Nileshwar Rajas of the Kolathiri family. It derives its name from Nilakanta Eshwara. The region is associated with the war between the Nileshwar Rajas and the Bednore Nayaks. Nileshwar is also known as the cultural centre of the Kasargod District. There are many Kavus (shrines) around Nileshwar and the most important among them is the Mannan Purathu Kavu, where the finale of the main temple festival takes place. The Porattu of Anjoottambalam Veerarkavu is also popular among devotees. Porattu is a satirical depiction of everyday life.

     

    Manjeshwar - Manjeshwar is situated in the northern region of Kerala. This place was the hub of a community known as Konkini Brahmins or Gaud Saraswatha, for a long period. The Rashtra Kavi Govinda Pai was born at this site. The historical legend Manjula Kshethra Mahathmya is also associated with Manjeshwar.

     

    Trikkanad and Pandayan Kallu - Trikkanad and Pandayan Kallu is a renowned temple situated near the Bekal Fort. It is also known as the Dhakshina Kashi. The Pandyan Kallu is a rock rising from the sea and is situated about 2 km away from Trikkanad. It is famous for swimming. According to mythology, when one of the Pandya kings tried to attack the Trikkanad temple, Lord Shiva turned the temple into a rock. The Palakkunnu Bhagavathi Kshetram is situated near Trikkanad and remains crowded during the annual festival of Bhurani.

     

    Valiyaparamba - Valiyaparamba is regarded as one of the most beautiful backwater stretches of Kerala. It has been converted into a backwater resort, which is ideal for boating. The site is located near the Bekal town and is a renowned fishing spot.

     

    Kumbala - Kumbala, once the seat of Raja of Kumbala, is about 13 km away from Kasargod. The site lies on a peninsula in a lagoon which is segregated from the sea by a sand spit. The prime attraction of this site is the renowned temple of Lord Gopalkrishna.

     

    Kudlu - Kudlu is situated 4 km north of the Kasargod suburb. It is popular for the eight day discourse between the Dwaita Philosopher Madhavacharya and the renowned Adwaita Scholar Trivinkrama Pandit. Madhavacharya was declared the winner of the discourse that took place in front of King Jayasimha of Kumbla. This resulted in acceptance of the philosophy of Dwaita by Trivikrama Pandit. The site also has the premier research institute of plantation crop, which is around 75 years old.

     

    Malik Deenar Mosque - Malik Deenar Mosque is one of the main attractions of the Kasargod District and is considered to be the centre of Islam of the west coast region. Malik Ibn Dibar is said to be the founder of one of the mosques of the site. The Juma Masjid is the most beautiful mosque of the district and is situated in Thalangara. The mosque has the grave of Malik Ibn Mohammed, a descendant of Malik Ibn Dinar. In the centre of Kasargod, is another mosque named Theruvath Mosque. Every year, a local festival is organised in honour of Malik Ibn Dinar.

     

    Mallikarjuna Temple - Mallikarjuna temple is at the centre of the Kasargod town and is famous for a festival and musical theatre, Yakshagana. It is believed to be one of the oldest temples of Kasargod and the main deity Lord Shiva is worshipped as Mallikarjuna. According to mythology, Arjuna decorated the statue of Lord Shiva of this temple. The temple festival is held every year in the month of March or April. During the five day long festival, many cultural programmes are organised in the temple courtyard. On the last day of the festival, Yakshagana is performed, which is the main highlight of the festival. At the time of the festival, Payasam is offered to all the visitors.

     

    Govinda Pai Memorial - Govinda Pai Memorial is home of one of the renowned Kannada poets, M. Govind Pai. He was honoured with the title of 'Poet Laureate’ by the erstwhile Madras Government.

     

    Ajanoor - Ajanoor village is a well known tourist destination, popular for the Madiyan Kulom temple. The village is situated in proximity to Kanhangad, the Hosdurga Taluk Headquarters. Lord Bhadrakali is the main deity of the Madiyan Kulom temple that also has idols of Bhagavathi, Kshetrapalan and Bhairavan. In the noon, pooja is performed by a Brahmin priest; while in the morning and evening Maniyanis (a local sect) does the pooja. The temple remains crowded during the festivals held in the months of May, June, December and January.

     

    Hosdurg Fort - Hosdurg Fort was constructed by Somashekara Nayak, who belonged to the Ikkeri dynasty. It can be recognised from a distance due to its round bastion. The Nithyanandasram is situated nearby which consists of around 45 caves. The Hosdurg Fort comprises a few government offices and a school. The Poonkavanam Karpooreshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is in proximity to the Hosdurg Fort.

     

    Bela Church - Bela Church, also known as Our Lady of Sorrows Church, is considered as the oldest structure in the district, built in 1890. The Church is under the management of the Mangalore Diocese.

     

    Kammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife Sanctuary - Kammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife Sanctuary is associated with the Bhagavathi temple. The site is the biggest sacred grove in Kerala. It has orchids, medicinal plants, evergreen forest and shrubs. The monitor lizard, fox, jungle cat, civet, snake and bat are some of the animal species inhabiting the sanctuary. Several species of butterflies and birds also live in this sanctuary.

     

    Bellikoth - Bellikoth is situated in the Ajanoor village, which is the birthplace of the famous poet P. Kunhiraman Nair, freedom fighter Vidwan P. Kelu Nair and playwright Rasika Siromani Kanan Nair. It is also one of the cultural centres of the Kasargod District.

     

    Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary - Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many animals like wild pig, turtle, jungle cat, porcupine, slender loris and Malabar hornbill. Tourists can also see the wet evergreen forest and several medicinal plants here. It is about 22 km east of the Chervathur Town.

     

    Bangod Bay Park - Bangod Bay Park is at a distance of around 5 km from the Kasargod town. The site is situated close to the Madeena Manzil and Mosque.

     

    Kottancheri Hills - Kottancheri Hills is a rain forest located near Konnakkad and acts as an extension of the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary. The site is popular for trekking and is often referred to as the 'trekker’s paradise'. The site is home to many animals, including deer, elephant, pig and wild dogs.

     

    Kareem's Forest Park - Kareem's Forest Park is located about 23 km away from the town of Kanhangad. It is the foremost private sanctuary of the country. Medicinal plants and different species of trees can be seen at the site. It is home to different species of insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, micro-organisms and wild animals. Apart from tourists, the park is also popular among scientists, students of Ayurveda and environmentalists.

     

    Thalangara Children's Park - Thalangara Children's Park is situated at a distance of around 4 km from the Kasargod town. It lies in proximity to the fishing harbour. Besides fox, several snakes and water birds can be seen at this site.

     

    Perne - Perne is one of the 28 Muchilottu Bhagavathi and is located near Ananthapuram. This site is popular for the mass marriage, held in the month of Meenam during the festival of Pooram.

     

    Edneer Mutt - Edneer Mutt is regarded as the seat of art and learning of the Sanakracharya tradition. Travellers can visit the nearby temple of Daiva Kuntipala Chamundi. The deity is considered to be the guardian Daiva of the Mutt. Tourists can also explore the four Bhoota Sthanas around the Mutt, at Bhairamoole, Chambrampadi, Koorkapadi and Kandatteveed.

     

    Maipady Palace - Maipady Palace is located about 8 km away from Kasargod, on the Kasargod-Perla Road. The site is popular for the ancient palace belonging to the Kumbala Kings. The Maipady Palace is located in proximity to the Madhur Village.

     

    Tulur Vanam - Tulur Vanam is also known as the Kekulom, meaning the eastern place. The nearby Panathur temple is dedicated to Bhagavathi and Kshethrapalan and is popular for the eight day long annual festival.

     

    Nellikunnu Mosque - Nellikunnu Mosque is situated near Kasargod and is renowned for the Uroos. The mosque has the tomb of Thangal Uppappa and the word Uroos has been derived from his name. This mosque is famous for the Nercha celebration, a week-long festival organised in the month of November. A huge feast takes place during the last day of the Uroos.

     

    Anandashram and Nityanandasramam - Anandashram and Nityanandasramam are the two well known asramams in the district. The Anandashram was established by Swami Ramadas in 1939, near the Kanhangad Railway Station. The highlights of the ashram are the beautiful surroundings of the asramam and other structures that lie amidst the groves. For meditation in peace, one can visit the hill located on the east of the asramam. Swami Nityananda was the founder of the Nityanandasramam and built 45 caves on the mountain slope. A temple is located near the asramam, which has architecture similar to that of the Somanatha temple in Gujarat. The main attraction of the asramam is the beautiful idol of the Swami Nityananda, built of Panchaloha.

     

    Veermala Hills - Veermala Hills is a popular picnic spot, from where tourists can enjoy the amazing views of the Kariangode River. The ruins of the 18th century Dutch Fort are also located on the Veermala Hills.

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  • Hotels of Kasargod

    Apsara Regency, Kasargod

    Bank Road, Kasaragod Kerala India 671123

    Apsara Regency, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    2,700.00 Avg/night

    Chandralayam Homestay, Kasargod

    Thiruvakolli

    Chandralayam Homestay, Kasargod Chandralayam Homestay is nestled in a calm rural village at Thiruvakkoli surrounded by lush rice fields. Some of the nearby tourist attractions are Bekal Fort (4 Kms), Kappil Beach (2 Kms)

    3,000.00 Avg/night

    City Tower Hotel, Kasargod

    M.G. Road

    City Tower Hotel, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    1,800.00 Avg/night

    Malabar Ocean Front Resort And Spa, Kasargod

    Ozhinhavalappu Post

    Malabar Ocean Front Resort And Spa, KasargodMalabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa is located 95.5 from Mangalore airport and 35.5 km from Kasaragod Railway Station. Ample conveniences are offered at the hotel to suffice the

    6,500.00 Avg/night

    Speedway Inn Hotel, Kasargod

    Near Bus Stand

    Speedway Inn Hotel, Kasargod Speedway inn, located at 3 km from the Kasaragod Railway Station, provides accommodation in Kasargod. The hotel is located at 4 km from the Malik Deenar Juma Masjid. The KSRTC Bus Stand is at

    1,580.00 Avg/night

    Raj Residency, Kasargod

    Near new bus terminal

    Raj Residency, a luxury hotel in Kasargod, is located at 7 km from the Kanhangad Beach. It is accessible from the Kanhangad Railway Station (3 km). Raj Residency is located at 88 km from the Mangaluru International Airpo

    3,370.00 Avg/night

    Government Guest House, Kasargod

    Near Bus Stand Pulikunnu

    Government Guest House, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This pro

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    Khanhan Beach Resort, Kasargod

    Ozhinjavalappu

    Khanhan Beach Resort, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prope

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    Bekal Palace Hotel, Kasargod

    Bhagwati Kshetram

    Bekal Palace Hotel, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

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    Abad Pepper Route Kasaragod, Kasargod

    Cochin Cultural Centre

    Abad Pepper Route Kasaragod, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. Thi

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    Landmark Hotel, Kasargod

    Near Bus Stand

    Landmark Hotel, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    1,710.00 Avg/night

    Highway Castle, Kasargod

    Nullipady

    Highway Castle, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    2,998.00 Avg/night

    Deiracity Residency Hotel, Kasargod

    Old Bus Stand,

    Deiracity Residency Hotel, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This

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    Eney Tourist Home, Kasargod

    Near KSRTC Bus Stop

    Eney Tourist Home, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

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    Aliya Lodge, Kasargod

    Behind Head Post Office

    Aliya Lodge, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cr

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    Sanawara Homestay, Kasargod

    Parel House Balal

    Sanawara Homestay, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

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    Rockview Homestay, Kasargod

    Parel House Athikadave

    Rockview Homestay, Kasargod offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

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    Metro Tourist Home, Kasargod

    Kottcheary

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    JKResidency, Kasargod

    Edapally

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  • Weather

     

    Ranipuram - Ranipuram, popular for trekking, was known as Madathumala till 1970. It is at a height of around 780 m above sea level and close to the forest range of Bhagamandala.

     

    Cheruvathur - Cheruvathur is renowned for scholars and poets belonging to the Kuttamath Kunniyar family. It is also a popular picnic spot. The Veeramala Hills situated at this place is known for the ruins of the 18th century Dutch Fort.

     

    Malom Wildlife Sanctuary - Malom Wildlife Sanctuary of the Kanhagad region is popular among tourists for its tropical rainforest and many wild animals. The sanctuary is home to animals like wild pig, slender loris, rhesus monkey, flying squirrel and porcupine. The Malabar hornbill, peacock and grey-hornbill can also be seen in the sanctuary. Tourists can even spot snakes like king cobra and python.

     

    Madhur - Madhur is situated about 8 km north-east of Kasargod and is famous for the Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka temple. This temple is popular for its beautiful architecture and comprises striking gables and turrets. The Madhuvahini River that flows in front of the temple is another highlight. Srimad Anantheswara is the presiding deity of the Madhur temple, which is also known as the Lord Shiva temple. At this temple, the idol of Maha Ganapathy is prominent. A harijan woman, named Madharu, found a Shiva Lingam that has now been placed inside the temple. The temple remains crowded during the festival of Moodappa Seva, when the huge idol of Maha Ganapathi is covered with appam, made of rice and ghee. The temple has a Namaskara Mandapam, embellished with wooden figures of puranic warriors. The wood carvings depict stories from the epic Ramayana, starting from the Seethga Swayamvaram. It is believed that the temple was once attacked by Tipu Sultan. As per a legend, Tipu Sultan was thirsty and drank water from the well of this temple. After drinking the water, he changed his mind and left the site undamaged. Tourists can notice a mark on the site which is believed to have been formed by the sword of Tipu Sultan.

     

    Chandragiri Fort - Chandragiri Fort is in proximity to the town of Kasargod. It has a square that lies on the southern bank of the Chandragiri River. It is believed that Sivappa Nayak of Bednore constructed this fort in the 17th century. He constructed several forts during his reign in this region. A beautiful bridge over the Chandragiri River as well as a mosque is situated nearby. The tourism department has recently developed a boat club for the tourists.

     

    Ananthapura Lake Temple - Ananthapura Lake temple, the only lake temple in Kerala, is situated in a deserted area near the Kasargod town. This structure is built out of a massive rock and is dedicated to Anantha Padmanabha Swami. The temple walls have mural paintings that depict stories from the Puranas. It also has a cave that leads to a pond. The Ganapathy temple is situated atop the cave. The industrial park of the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), located at this site can also be visited.

     

    Nileshwar - Nileshwar once served as the seat of the Nileshwar Rajas of the Kolathiri family. It derives its name from Nilakanta Eshwara. The region is associated with the war between the Nileshwar Rajas and the Bednore Nayaks. Nileshwar is also known as the cultural centre of the Kasargod District. There are many Kavus (shrines) around Nileshwar and the most important among them is the Mannan Purathu Kavu, where the finale of the main temple festival takes place. The Porattu of Anjoottambalam Veerarkavu is also popular among devotees. Porattu is a satirical depiction of everyday life.

     

    Manjeshwar - Manjeshwar is situated in the northern region of Kerala. This place was the hub of a community known as Konkini Brahmins or Gaud Saraswatha, for a long period. The Rashtra Kavi Govinda Pai was born at this site. The historical legend Manjula Kshethra Mahathmya is also associated with Manjeshwar.

     

    Trikkanad and Pandayan Kallu - Trikkanad and Pandayan Kallu is a renowned temple situated near the Bekal Fort. It is also known as the Dhakshina Kashi. The Pandyan Kallu is a rock rising from the sea and is situated about 2 km away from Trikkanad. It is famous for swimming. According to mythology, when one of the Pandya kings tried to attack the Trikkanad temple, Lord Shiva turned the temple into a rock. The Palakkunnu Bhagavathi Kshetram is situated near Trikkanad and remains crowded during the annual festival of Bhurani.

     

    Valiyaparamba - Valiyaparamba is regarded as one of the most beautiful backwater stretches of Kerala. It has been converted into a backwater resort, which is ideal for boating. The site is located near the Bekal town and is a renowned fishing spot.

     

    Kumbala - Kumbala, once the seat of Raja of Kumbala, is about 13 km away from Kasargod. The site lies on a peninsula in a lagoon which is segregated from the sea by a sand spit. The prime attraction of this site is the renowned temple of Lord Gopalkrishna.

     

    Kudlu - Kudlu is situated 4 km north of the Kasargod suburb. It is popular for the eight day discourse between the Dwaita Philosopher Madhavacharya and the renowned Adwaita Scholar Trivinkrama Pandit. Madhavacharya was declared the winner of the discourse that took place in front of King Jayasimha of Kumbla. This resulted in acceptance of the philosophy of Dwaita by Trivikrama Pandit. The site also has the premier research institute of plantation crop, which is around 75 years old.

     

    Malik Deenar Mosque - Malik Deenar Mosque is one of the main attractions of the Kasargod District and is considered to be the centre of Islam of the west coast region. Malik Ibn Dibar is said to be the founder of one of the mosques of the site. The Juma Masjid is the most beautiful mosque of the district and is situated in Thalangara. The mosque has the grave of Malik Ibn Mohammed, a descendant of Malik Ibn Dinar. In the centre of Kasargod, is another mosque named Theruvath Mosque. Every year, a local festival is organised in honour of Malik Ibn Dinar.

     

    Mallikarjuna Temple - Mallikarjuna temple is at the centre of the Kasargod town and is famous for a festival and musical theatre, Yakshagana. It is believed to be one of the oldest temples of Kasargod and the main deity Lord Shiva is worshipped as Mallikarjuna. According to mythology, Arjuna decorated the statue of Lord Shiva of this temple. The temple festival is held every year in the month of March or April. During the five day long festival, many cultural programmes are organised in the temple courtyard. On the last day of the festival, Yakshagana is performed, which is the main highlight of the festival. At the time of the festival, Payasam is offered to all the visitors.

     

    Govinda Pai Memorial - Govinda Pai Memorial is home of one of the renowned Kannada poets, M. Govind Pai. He was honoured with the title of 'Poet Laureate’ by the erstwhile Madras Government.

     

    Ajanoor - Ajanoor village is a well known tourist destination, popular for the Madiyan Kulom temple. The village is situated in proximity to Kanhangad, the Hosdurga Taluk Headquarters. Lord Bhadrakali is the main deity of the Madiyan Kulom temple that also has idols of Bhagavathi, Kshetrapalan and Bhairavan. In the noon, pooja is performed by a Brahmin priest; while in the morning and evening Maniyanis (a local sect) does the pooja. The temple remains crowded during the festivals held in the months of May, June, December and January.

     

    Hosdurg Fort - Hosdurg Fort was constructed by Somashekara Nayak, who belonged to the Ikkeri dynasty. It can be recognised from a distance due to its round bastion. The Nithyanandasram is situated nearby which consists of around 45 caves. The Hosdurg Fort comprises a few government offices and a school. The Poonkavanam Karpooreshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is in proximity to the Hosdurg Fort.

     

    Bela Church - Bela Church, also known as Our Lady of Sorrows Church, is considered as the oldest structure in the district, built in 1890. The Church is under the management of the Mangalore Diocese.

     

    Kammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife Sanctuary - Kammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife Sanctuary is associated with the Bhagavathi temple. The site is the biggest sacred grove in Kerala. It has orchids, medicinal plants, evergreen forest and shrubs. The monitor lizard, fox, jungle cat, civet, snake and bat are some of the animal species inhabiting the sanctuary. Several species of butterflies and birds also live in this sanctuary.

     

    Bellikoth - Bellikoth is situated in the Ajanoor village, which is the birthplace of the famous poet P. Kunhiraman Nair, freedom fighter Vidwan P. Kelu Nair and playwright Rasika Siromani Kanan Nair. It is also one of the cultural centres of the Kasargod District.

     

    Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary - Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many animals like wild pig, turtle, jungle cat, porcupine, slender loris and Malabar hornbill. Tourists can also see the wet evergreen forest and several medicinal plants here. It is about 22 km east of the Chervathur Town.

     

    Bangod Bay Park - Bangod Bay Park is at a distance of around 5 km from the Kasargod town. The site is situated close to the Madeena Manzil and Mosque.

     

    Kottancheri Hills - Kottancheri Hills is a rain forest located near Konnakkad and acts as an extension of the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary. The site is popular for trekking and is often referred to as the 'trekker’s paradise'. The site is home to many animals, including deer, elephant, pig and wild dogs.

     

    Kareem's Forest Park - Kareem's Forest Park is located about 23 km away from the town of Kanhangad. It is the foremost private sanctuary of the country. Medicinal plants and different species of trees can be seen at the site. It is home to different species of insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, micro-organisms and wild animals. Apart from tourists, the park is also popular among scientists, students of Ayurveda and environmentalists.

     

    Thalangara Children's Park - Thalangara Children's Park is situated at a distance of around 4 km from the Kasargod town. It lies in proximity to the fishing harbour. Besides fox, several snakes and water birds can be seen at this site.

     

    Perne - Perne is one of the 28 Muchilottu Bhagavathi and is located near Ananthapuram. This site is popular for the mass marriage, held in the month of Meenam during the festival of Pooram.

     

    Edneer Mutt - Edneer Mutt is regarded as the seat of art and learning of the Sanakracharya tradition. Travellers can visit the nearby temple of Daiva Kuntipala Chamundi. The deity is considered to be the guardian Daiva of the Mutt. Tourists can also explore the four Bhoota Sthanas around the Mutt, at Bhairamoole, Chambrampadi, Koorkapadi and Kandatteveed.

     

    Maipady Palace - Maipady Palace is located about 8 km away from Kasargod, on the Kasargod-Perla Road. The site is popular for the ancient palace belonging to the Kumbala Kings. The Maipady Palace is located in proximity to the Madhur Village.

     

    Tulur Vanam - Tulur Vanam is also known as the Kekulom, meaning the eastern place. The nearby Panathur temple is dedicated to Bhagavathi and Kshethrapalan and is popular for the eight day long annual festival.

     

    Nellikunnu Mosque - Nellikunnu Mosque is situated near Kasargod and is renowned for the Uroos. The mosque has the tomb of Thangal Uppappa and the word Uroos has been derived from his name. This mosque is famous for the Nercha celebration, a week-long festival organised in the month of November. A huge feast takes place during the last day of the Uroos.

     

    Anandashram and Nityanandasramam - Anandashram and Nityanandasramam are the two well known asramams in the district. The Anandashram was established by Swami Ramadas in 1939, near the Kanhangad Railway Station. The highlights of the ashram are the beautiful surroundings of the asramam and other structures that lie amidst the groves. For meditation in peace, one can visit the hill located on the east of the asramam. Swami Nityananda was the founder of the Nityanandasramam and built 45 caves on the mountain slope. A temple is located near the asramam, which has architecture similar to that of the Somanatha temple in Gujarat. The main attraction of the asramam is the beautiful idol of the Swami Nityananda, built of Panchaloha.

     

    Veermala Hills - Veermala Hills is a popular picnic spot, from where tourists can enjoy the amazing views of the Kariangode River. The ruins of the 18th century Dutch Fort are also located on the Veermala Hills.

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