In this post, I am going to share about my short trip to Kasargod, Kerala and best tourist places in Kasargod which everyone should visit.
If you are planning to visit Kerala for 3 to 4 days, I would suggest you to choose any one district to visit because there are so many tourist places in Kerala to see.
However, if you are looking for a new place to visit nearby Mumbai and Pune for a 1-day trip then you should check out my blog post on Della Adventure Resort in Lonavala.
I did the same and choose Kasargod district as a tourist place to visit during my trip to Kerala.
The reason, I am saying to choose any district as most of the places are far from each other.
It will not only increase your budget but most of your time will be spent in travelling from one place to another.
I wanted to visit Kasargod in the month of November as the climate is cool during that period as compared to the month of May which is very hot.
Life is full of surprise and the same thing happened with me with a sudden change in plan, I decided to go Kerala in the month of May.
- How To Reach Kerala?
- How did I travel to Kasargod?
- Top 10 Tourist Places in Kasargod, Kerala
- Best Time To Visit Kasargod
- Where did I stay during my trip to Kasargod?
- Places which I visited during my trip
- What To Eat In Kerala?
- What To Buy In Kerala?
How To Reach Kerala?
You can reach Kerala by air, road, or train.
Kerala is well connected by other major cities airport in India and outside India. There are 3 major airports in Kerala namely Kochi, Kozhikode, and Thiruvananthapuram.
Out of these 3 airports, two of the airports are international airport which gives easy access to tourist from all around the world.
If you enjoy road trips then choose road trip as it is one of the best ways to see the place you are visiting. You can take a halt at places you want to and go at your own pace.
It is considered as one of the most cost-effective and preferred transport systems in India.
How did I travel to Kasargod?
I went to Kerala by train and as it was last minute plan I did not get a reservation but I was lucky enough to get the seats in general compartment as it was empty.
Kerala is known as “God’s Own Country” and you can experience this when you visit the place.
It is so beautiful that it will make you happy and go crazy after seeing the scenic views it offers. It will make you fall in love with mother nature.
Top 10 Tourist Places in Kasargod, Kerala
- Bekal Fort
- Ananthapura Lake Temple
- Malik Bin Deenar Masjid
- Malom Wildlife Sanctuary
- Chandragiri Fort
- Bela Church
- Kottancheri Hills
- Madhur Ganapathy Temple
I wanted to visit most of the places listed above but could not because of the short duration.
If you are thinking of visiting all these tourist places in Kasargod in 3 days trip then think again.
You need to plan your trip for at least 5 days to cover all these tourist places in Kasargod because it is far from each other.
Best Time To Visit Kasargod
The best time to visit Kasargod is during the season as the climate at that time of the year is cool which is the perfect time for any traveller.
Where did I stay during my trip to Kasargod?
During my trip to Kasargod in Kerala, I stayed at Moosodi Beach road poyya, Majibail which is in Uppala a major town in the district.
The reason, I choose to stay in Moosodi because of the beach.
There is a beach in Moosodi which is just 50 steps away from the house in which I was staying.
Here is the photo of the place where I stayed:
I love beaches and there could not be a better place than this for me.
If you are looking to stay in a hotel during your trip to Kerala make sure that you book an air-conditioned room because it is too hot in the month of April and May in Kerala.
Places which I visited during my trip
From the top 10 tourist places in Kasargod, I managed to visit only a few places from the list.
However, I managed to visit other places which are not even on the list and you won’t find on the internet too.
- Bekal Fort
- Malik Bin Deenar Masjid
- Bandiyod Lake
- Moosodi Beach
- Kallige Komangala Kurudapadavu Road
1. Bekal Fort
This is one of the most popular tourist places in Kasargod for locals and travellers.
I wanted to visit Bekal Fort in the morning but I did not as it was too hot in Kerala.
So, I decided to visit Bekal Fort after 3 pm and left my place around 1 pm.
I booked rickshaw for a return trip from Moosodi to Bekal Fort and It took me more than 90 minutes to reach the Bekal fort.
View of Bekal Fort Watch Tower
Views from Bekar Fort Watch Tower
Views of Sea Shore from Bekar Fort
- Bekal Fort Timings: 8 AM to 5:30 PM
- Ticket Price: Rs 5
- Travel Cost: Rs 1500 (Roundtrip from Moosodi to Bekal Fort)
Note: You are not allowed to carry any eatable products in the fort.
2. Malik Bin Deenar Masjid
It is said that this is one of the oldest masjid in India, situated at Kasargod district of Kerala.
I have never seen beautiful masjid like Malik Bin Deenar before in my life.
This is how Malik Bin Deennaar masjid looks from the entrance gate. There is a cemetery on the front side of the gate and masjid behind it.
It also has a shrine of Malik Bin Deenar who is the companion of the Prophet Muhammed ﷺ.
I did go inside the masjid and offered prayers there. I really love the interior of the masjid which is design in wooden with Arabic calligraphy on it.
On the left side of this masjid, there is a river which is too beautiful to spend your time.
I really loved the view it offered, I tried to capture the view but to be honest it is more beautiful than what I have captured in my camera.
Have you ever seen a beautiful view like this before?
This holy place is located at the bank of the Chandrigari River which offers an amazing view of the Arabian Sea.
3. Moosodi Beach
If you are a beach lover then this place is for you.
The good thing about this beach is that it is less crowded and you can enjoy and relax here to the fullest with your family.
I used to spend my morning and evening here enjoying the breeze, playing in the water, building sandcastles, and so on with my wife and kid.
You can sit and unwind yourself from your regular routine and spend some time near trees which is all around the beach.
StarFish at Mosoodi Beach
Have you ever seen a starfish on the beaches in India before?
I never got a chance to see starfish on the beach before. This is the first time I saw starfish on the beach.
However, these starfish which you see in the video are dead and I wish that one day I get to see alive starfish on the beach.
4. Kallige – Komangala – Kurudapadavu Road
I came here to attend a function and I was amazed after looking at the place.
This is a Kurudapadavu road, on this road, there is a small bridge which is created so that during monsoon water which comes from the top and side of the road can flow under the bridge.
As it was summer season, the area around the bridge was dry but during the monsoon, period water flows continuously.
In Kerala, you will see mostly coconut or betel trees and this place was surrounded by Betel Trees all around.
5. Bandiyod Lake
If you ever get a chance to visit Kasargod try to visit this lake in Bandiyod.
Anywhere around 1 – 2 hours are enough to spend time at this tourist place in Kasargod.
As I was staying at Mosoodi in Uppala, this spot was hardly 30 – 40 minutes away from my place which made travelling easy and convenient.
The thing which I like most while going to Bandiyod lake that it’s an amazing road. You will feel really amazing and enjoy your trip while going from these roads.
What To Eat In Kerala?
Make sure that you try local dishes of Kerala which are very rich in taste and healthy too.
The good thing about their food is that they use coconut oil in their food which has many health benefits and taste as well.
They also use coconut milk in some of their dishes to make curry thick and awesome.
During my visit to Kerala, I got a chance to taste most of the delicious food and I enjoyed all of them.
Some of the foods which I tried during my visit are appam, idiyappam with curry, ethakka appam / banana fritters, payasam, idli sambhar and Kerala style fish.
What To Buy In Kerala?
If you are looking to buy something from Kerala – God’s Own Country, I would recommend you to buy spices, coconut oil, banana and jack fruit chips.
The reason, I am saying you to buy spices and coconut oil because you will get high-quality spices at the best rate as compared to metro cities in India.
I really enjoyed my first trip to Kerala and I am really looking forward to the next trip.
I truly feel that there are so many places to visit in Kerala and it is really difficult to cover all the tourist places in Kasargod of Kerala for 3 days.
If you have any plans about visiting these places or have any questions regards to the same, please ask me I would be happy to answer it.