Visits since 1 January 2017: 4,425,024

Visits since 1 January 2007: 29,727,811



Zone: South

Telephone Access Code: +91 4994

World renowned for its coir and handloom industries, Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala has a 293 kilometre long coastline. This tranquil place is famous as the land of gods, sea-kissed forts, majestic hills, rivers and delightful beaches. Rich in history, Kasaragod is home to the largest and best preserved fort in the State - Bekal. The historic Malik Deenar Juma Masjid and the unique Madhur Mahaganapathy Temple display a variety of styles in traditional architecture. Strategically located on the banks of the Payaswini River, this yesteryear port town of the Kolathiri Rajas abounds in myths and legends and exudes a magical charm with its spectacular art forms of Theyyam, Yakshagana, Poorakkali, Kolkali etc.

Tourist information offices:

  • Bekal Resorts Development Corporation Ltd. Ph: +91 467 2236580,
    Email: Website:
  • DTPC Ph: 256450, Website:
  • Govt. Guest House Ph: 230876 Fax: 230060
  • PWD Rest House Ph: 230606

Getting there

By road: An excellent network of roads connect Kasaragod to major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Kasaragod KSRTC Bus Station, Ph: 4225677

By rail: Kasaragod Railway Staion situated on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route. Ph: 220800, Enquiry: Ph: 230200

By air: Nearest airports: Mangalore (69 km)  :  Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode (200 km)  

Geographical Information

Altitude: Sea level

Area: 1961 sq. km

Population: 1,204,078 (2011 census)

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