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The Mystique and Wonder of Kasaragod

 

kasaragod, tours in kerala, tours and travel packages in indiaThe district of Kasaragod is one of the prime attractions of the Kerala state which is sometimes referred to as the land of rich cultural heritage where the cultural amalgamation is reflected in the forms of its temples, mosques and churches. The district of Kasaragod came into existence in 1985 which is surrounded by Kannur district to its South, Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state to its north, Western Ghats to its East and Arabian Sea to its West. The Kasaragod tourism attracted the tourists from all over the world for its most fascinating forts, gods, rivers, hills, beautiful beaches and the world renowned coir and handloom industries that makes it as one prime centres of business tourism of India.

 
FACTS AND FIGURES
Area
1992 Sq Kms
Population (2001)
12, 03,342
Males
5, 87,763
Females
6, 15,579
Population density
604 per sq. km
Sex Ratio
1047 females per 1000 males
Best time to Visit
August to March
Languages
Malayalam, English
STD Code
04995
Literacy Rate
85.17%
Postal Code
671123
 

Location:

In the physical map of India, the district of Kasaragod lies between 110 18' and 120 48' north latitudes and between 740 52' and 750 26' east longitudes. On the Western and Eastern sides Kasaragod runs parallel to the sea and almost the continuous mountain walls of the Western Ghats that dominate the topography of incredible south India. On the basis of physical features, the district of Kasaragod is broadly divided into three natural divisions – the low land that borders the Arabian Sea from the western side, bordering the sea, the mid land that is regarded as undulating country and on its extreme east lies the forest clad highland.

 

How to Reach :

The district of Kasaragod is well connected by the Airways, Railways and Roadways.
Air:
The nearest Airports from Kasaragod are Mangalore Airport which is 50 Kms from Kasaragod and Karipur International Airport which is around 200 Kms from Kozhikode.
Rail:The district of Kasaragod is well connected by roads from where NH17 passes through the district that connects it from all the major towns and cities of Kerala, Karnataka & Tamilnadu.
Road:Kasaragod is an important railway station that connects it from all the major cities of India.

 

History:

A number of legends are associated with the derivation of the name `Kasaragod`. However, the general perception is that it is derived from the combination of two Sanskrit words “kaasaara” which means “lake” or “pond” and “kroda” that means a place where treasure is kept. It may be because the whole regions of Kasaragod are crept with a large number of rivers, lakes and ponds along with innumerable varieties of trees, shrubs etc. Since the ancient time, Kasaragod was the prime attractions for the Arab travellers, Portuguese travellers, Maldives, English travellers etc. It has also played an important role in the freedom movement of India.

 

Climate:

The climate of Kasaragod is mainly conditioned by its diversity of physical features that region corresponds. However, the climate is hot in the plain with the maximum temperature of around 90° F along with small variation in the temperature of about 10° F. January and February are the coolest months of the year.

 
Pilgrimage Centres :

The district of Kasaragod is popularly known as the land of Gods where pilgrimage centres are the prime attractions for those who want to take their pilgrimage holidays with India. Some of the famous holy places of Kasaragod are as under:

Ananthapura Lake Temple
This temple is situated 30 Kms from Bekal which was built during the 9th century. Its importance lies in the fact that it is the only lake temple in Kerala.
Sree Mahalingeswara Temple, It is located about 45 Kms from Kasaragod in wooded surroundings on the southern banks of the River Payaswini dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Madhur Temple: This temple is located at a distance of 8 Kms from Kasaragod near the Madhuvahini River.
Malik Deenar Mosque This mosque is situated on the west coast of Kasaragod which has become the prime attraction of the tourists because of its typical Kerala style architecture.

 
Festivals :

As the land of Gods where the people of all faiths reside peacefully, the district of Kasaragod also hosts different festivals like Pattulsavam, Madlyan Kovilakarn, Kanhangad, etc. Some other famous festivals of Kasaragod are Boothasthanam, Makham Uroos and Perunnals of Hindus, Muslims and Christians respectively are the famous festivals while the Boothasthanams are also known as Kalliyattam or Theyyam.

Art Forms :

The name Kasaragod is remembered in world for its renowned art and craft works of textile cap or cotton caps which are mostly sold in the African and Gulf countries. Some of the major art forms are mentioned below:
Theyyam:
The word generally stands for a "shape" or "form" that commonly represent the heroic character from the mythology. The visualization of Theyyam art is not only famous in the India but also famous in the world for its unique style of artistry and symbolism.
Yakshagana: This is famous classical art form of Kasaragod with its two variations of Rayalau and Bommayrzttu.
Poorakkali: This unique performing art is meant to integrate the rituals associated with the worship of the God of love, devotional songs and dances.

 
Tourist Attractions of Kasaragod:

Bakal, historical and archaeological interestThe incredible Kerala tour is evergreen while traveling in the its district of Kasaragod that offers all types of attractions like the Fort of 17th century spread over nearly five acres; Bakal beach is famous for its historical and archaeological interest; Chandragiri is famous for its large square fort; Kanhangad fort is famous for its round bastions; Manjeshwara is famous for its memorial of Govinda Pai, the grand patriarch of Kannada literature; Thommankuthu is famous for its numerous waterfalls. Some other attractions of Kasaragod are Nithyanadasram, Anandasram, Edneer Mutt, Kanjan Junga, Kottacheri Hills, Chandragiri Fort, Rannipuram, Povval Fort etc.

 

Excursions :

The tour to the district of Kerala is unforgettable because of its numerous tourist places in and around Kasaragod excursions. The famous excursions of Kasaragod are Anandasram which 15 Kms from Kasaragod famous in the world for meditation and spiritual studies; Ranipuram is located at 55 Kms from Kasaragod known for its natural vegetation; Veliyaparamba is 30 km from Bekel is famous for backwater resort for tourists.

 

Beaches :

The district of Kasaragod is one of the ideal tourist destinations for the beach tour. The famous beaches of Kasaragod are the Pallikere Beach which is located only 1 Km from Bekal Fort; the Kappil Beach is located at 6 Km from Bekal Fort that offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea, Kanwatheertha Beach is only 3 Km from Manjeswaram, Valiyaparamba is famous for backwater holidays is about 30 Km from Bekal, Chandragiri Cruises is backwater boat trips to nearby islands and palm groves. All these tour beach of Kasaragod is a perfect place for recreation and relaxation.

 
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