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Chandragiri Fort & River

 

Seeped in history, the Chandragiri Fort in Kasaragod lies at the confluence of the Payaswini River and the Arabian Sea. This 17th century fort was built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore. Situated atop hill ruins. People come here to watch the sunset from the ancient Kizhur Siva Temple at Chandragiri. While the nearby Bekal Fort is a tourist hotbed, those visiting this more serene location will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the lush landscape on display below.

Attractions Here:

  • Chandragiri Cruises: Boat trips to nearby islands and palm groves. Boarding Point - Chandragiri Bridge.
  • Chandragiri Boat Club: The Boat Club offers speed boat rides, houseboat cruises, island camping and wildlife tours in the hinterlands. Fishermen near the Chandragiri Bridge will give you a ride on the backwaters and arrange trips to nearby islands.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kasaragod, about 7 km

Nearest airport: Mangalore Airport (Karnataka)  about 67 km

Location

Latitude: 12.469012, Longitude: 75.003734

Geographical Information

Distance from district headquarters: 2000 m South-East direction.

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