(16 km south of Kasaragod on the national highway. Open 0900 - 1730 hrs) The 17th century Bekal Fort is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala. This imposing circular structure of laterite rises 130ft above sea level and stands on a 35- acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea. There is an observation tower with a score of picturesque peepholes, an ancient Anjeneya Temple with stucco images of Gods on its walls, an ancient mosque said to have been built by Tipu Sulthan , a sea bastion and underground passages that are great crowd pullers.
(30 km from Bekal) This is one of the most scenic backwater stretches in Kerala. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, this much favoured destination offers enchanting houseboat cruises. The Bekal Resorts Development Corporation provides houseboat services on the Tejaswini River from Kottapuram in Neeleshwaram to Kannur, along the Valiyaparamba Backwaters. Day cruises and night cruises are available as also canoeing, bonfire dinners on nearby islands, homestays, ayurvedic therapies,visit to temples, forts and tribal villages.
DRIVE IN BEACH MUZHAPPILANGAD
( 67.5 km from Us) Kerala's only drive-in beach, the Muzhappilangad beach which stretches across four kilometres of sand where one can drive down the entire length. Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow waters a swimmer's paradise.
Situated near the confluence of the Payaswini river and the Arabian Sea, Chandragiri is famous for the nowderict fort perched atop a small hill overlooking the estuary. The location offers a spectacular view of the gently flowing river and the sandbanks separating the sea.
ANANTHAPURA LAKE TEMPLE
(30 km from Bekal on the Kumbala-Badiadka road. Open 0530 - 1230 hrs, 1730 - 1930 hrs) This 9th century temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is the moolasthanam (original abode) of Ananthapadmanabha, the diety of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. A crocodile at the temple pond, said to be 150 years old is a major attraction.
MUTHAPPAN TEMPLE PARASSINIKADAVU
( 43.7 km) This centre of worship and faith has in store many unique practices and rituals, and the temple architecture itself stands testimony to this aspect. Located 20 km away from Kannur, a northern district of Kerala, the Parassinikadavu Muthappan (Siva) Temple on the banks of the Valapatnam River attracts people from all sections of the society.
VISMAYA WATER THEME PARK
( 41.8 km ) Vismaya is an amusement water theme park situated near Taliparamba in Kannur, Kerala. The park is developed and run by Malabar Tourism Development Co-operative Limited (MTDC). It is situated near to the famous Muthappan temple inParassinikadavu.
NITHYANANDA ASHRAM KASARAGOD
( 25.6 km ) Located on the hillock from south of Hosdurg in Kanhangad is the holy ashram built by Swami Nityananda, Nityananda Ashram. A place for relaxation, the place was part of a forest area and here Swami Nityananda constructed 43 guhas (holy caves) in a mountain slope.
( 69.1 km ) Paithalmala is a hill station in the Kannur district of Kerala in India. Located near Pottenplave village, at a height of 1371.6 m above sea level, this is the highest geographic' peak in Kannur. It is located at 40 km from Taliparamba and 65 km from Kannur
CHIRAKKAL FOLKLORE ACADEMY
( 48.8 km ) Chirakkal, about six kilometres north of Kannur town, was once the capital of the local rulers and a known centre of folk arts and culture. In recognition of the place's importance as a cultural centre, the Kerala Folklore Academy has been set up here.
( 47.5 km ) Arakkal Kettu was the residence of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala. Protected by the Archaeological and Tourism Department, this palace complex is today a museum. The Arakkal Kettu Museum houses a splendid display of numerous artefacts and heirlooms belonging to the Rajas. The musuem is closed on Mondays.
( 16.9 km ) A famous Sree Bhadhrakali temple 20 kms north of Kannur at Eripuram of Payangadi is also known as Madai Kavu. History of this temple is related with Sree Rajarajaswara temple of Thalipparambu. Pooram festival of month Meenam is celebrated in Madai Kavu. Bathing in Vadukunnu river on this day is known as pooram kuli and is of great divine feelings to devotees
V-PRA KAAYAL FLOATING PARK
V-Pra Kaayal Floating park / V-Pra Park is a water park which is beautifully constructed on top of Vayalapra kaayal. V-Pra park is one of the beautiful places in kannur district to spend with your family and children. You drive through roads touching the river powered by solar lights on 2 sides and finally you will start walking on the path built on top of the river. It is packed with various activities like Pedal Boating, Kayaking, Group Boating, Party Boat, Kids Water Ride, Gaming, Food Court with different types of foods. We also have facilities like parking, Toilets and more. The Floating Water Park will be a new experience for you and your family. The Park shines during the Sunrise and Sunset. It is located in Vayalapra Parappu, Cheruthazham Panchayath, Chemballikundu, Payangadi, Kannur, Kerala. V-PRA Kaayal Floating Park is an initiative by District Tourism Promotion Councils, DTPC, Kerala Tourism.
Lose yourselves amid the hysterical waves of a gorgeous river and the lashing shower of monsoon rain. Welcome to Cherupuzha in Kannur district in Kerala from where starts the exciting rafting on the River Tejaswini. Those who are in the quest for extreme adventure, here, is a river that will satiate all your dreams and desires. The river, which is also known by the name Kariamkode, originates from the Brahmagiri hills of Coorg forest in the neighbouring State of Karnataka, and flows through the districts of Kannur and Kasaragod before it meets the Arabian Sea near Nileswaram. The river is 64 km long of which about 20 km is ideal for rafting.
Kanayi Kanam is a small stream with small waterfalls flowing in the middest of thick forest like vegetations. Kanayi kanam is situated in the Kanayi village about 12 Km away from payyanur, in the Kannur district of Kerala. The atmosphere here is very pleasing with fresh water and greenery all around.