Kasargod –the land of Gods
Kasargod is called the ‘Land of Gods, Rivers, forts, hills and beautiful sea shores. Be it historical monuments, backwater cruises, paoramic hillocks or typical Kerala charm- Kasargod offers it all and more. The district has a rare and distinct charm of its own which is apparent both in its natural settings as well as its historical monuments & forts, making it one of Kerala’s emerging tourist destination.
The youngest district of Kerala, Its name is believed to have been derived from the Sanskirt words Kaasara (lake) and kroda (treasure). Geographically, Kasargod’s landscape is a fine blend of variations- be it the eastern highlands covered under a green blanket of forestation, the midland comprising of undulating areas or the coastal lowlands facing Arabian sea.
Previously a part of Tamil Nadu’s south kanara district, the district was formed in May of 1984 with the aim of developing its rich wealth of natural resources. Kasargod is now the northern most district in Kerala. Another main advantage is its ideal location- the Western Ghats on the North and East and Arabian Sea on the west.
Kasargod is also a popoular backwater destination with two of its regions- Chandragiri and Valiyaparamba rated high amongst backwater tour lovers. Possesing rich historical significance, the district has several ancient monuments includint the Bekal Fort which is the largest and best preserved in Kerala. Kasargod is also a thriving center of coir and handloom industry.
Several temples, mosques and churches make Kasargod a highly frequented pilgrimage destination. Tourism wise, Kasargod ranks up there with other famous destinations of Kerala, and its visitors will be treated with one pleasant surprise after another.
Kasargod (Places to see)
• Kollur Mookambika Temple
• Kappil Beach
• Bekal Fort
Climate & Best time to Visit
Kasargod being a costal region experiences a moderate climate, though humidity level rises pretty high during summers.
Summers: March to May
Winters: December to February
Monsoon: June t o November
The best time to visit Kasargod is regarded from August to March when the weather is its best from traveling point of view.
Kasargod(How to Reach)
By Air: The nearest airport is Mangalore at about 55 km away from the town. Kochi international airport is at a distance of 420 km south.
By Rali: Kasargod Railway station is well connected with almost all major towns and cities.
By Road: An excellent network of National Highways (NH) and State Highways (SH) connects Kasargod with both major towns within Kerala and adjoining states such as Tamilnadu and Karnataka.