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Bekal Fort

The Bekal Fort stands alone and isolated but taller than the rest.. It was said the Mahodayapuram Perumals ruled it till 12th century AD,followed by the Kolathunadu and Ikkeri Nayaks who fortified it in the mid 16th century. The many hit films shot on its ramparts prompted many a moviegoer to be this fortís tourist

Pallikkere Beach

This shallow beach offers a spectacular view of the fort and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation.

Kappil Beach

Remote and secluded, this beach is fast becoming a major tourist attraction. The kodi cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the arabian sea.

Chandragiri Fort

The village of Chandragiri, situated near the confluence of the Payaswini river and the Arabian Sea ,is famous for its fort perched atop a small hill overlooking the estuary.This location offers a spectacular view of the gently flowing river, the sandbanks that separate it from the sea shimmering just beyond and the convergence of the two.

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Renowned for the lake temple of Anantha Padmanabha or Lord Vishnu. The temple, constructed in the middle of a lake, is uniquely picturesque.A single crocodile inhabits the lake and strangely ,only one has been spotted in it since time immemorial.

Madhur Temple

The Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple, with its rich architecture and copper plate roofing, rises majestically against the beautiful landscape of the Madhuvahini River.

Sree Mahalingeswara Temple, Adoor

Located in wooded surroundings on the southern banks of the River Payaswini, this ancient Siva Temple contains a Sanskrit inscription in Kannada script which has been ascribed to the Western Chalukya King Kirthivarman II (745 - 755 AD).

Houseboats at Nileshwaram

Elegant and traditional house boats of Kerala at Kottapuram House Boats at Nileshwaram awaits you for that soul soothing tryst with the fascinating backwater life and adjoining serene landscape studded with places of interest from Nileshwaram to Valapattnam/Parassinikkadavu in Kannur along the Valiaparamba backwaters.En route past nine isles,you take in verdant greenery and fishing nets.You get to swim,laze about,stay anight or more abroad the 2 bedroom and single bedroom houseboats-all at cost considerably lower than in south Kerala.

Details of cruise plans for booking can be obtained fromwww.bekalboatstay.com or contact Tel :91 467 2282633

Valiyaparamba

This is perhaps the most scenic backwater stretch in Kerala. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, Valiyaparamba is fast turning into a much favoured backwater resort that offers enchanting cruises in houseboats.

The twin Ashrams at Kanhangad:Anandashram & Nithyanandashram

Anandashram,founded in 1931 by Swami Ramdas,the spiritual visionary who devoted life spreading the message of universal love and service to humanity,this ashram is located in an internationally known spiritual center that also supports various charitable activities across India.

The Nithyanandashram close to the Hosdurg fort is a meditation centrefounded by Swami Nithyananda .The ashram is series of 45 caves cut into the side of a hillock. The temple here follows the design of the Somanath Temple in Gujarat.

Kanhangad/Hosdurg Fort

This is renowned for its chain of forts built by Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty and also for the Nithyanandashram, an internationally recognised spiritual centre.

Ranipuram

Situated 750 m above sea level, Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation - evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands. This area was formerly known as Madathumala. The extensive forests of Madathumala merge with the forests of Karnataka. Ranipuram in its natural beauty is comparable to Ooty. Wild elephants can be seen wandering on the top of the mountains. Jeep services to Ranipuram are readily available from Panathady, which is linked to Kanhangad by frequent bus services. Accommodation: DTPC cottages.

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