Bekal is a small town situated in Kanjangad, Kasaragod District of Kerala. Kasaragod is the north most district in Kerala. The fort is situated around 16Km from Kasaragod and it’s a place good beach also. The fort is having an age of 360 years and its constructed by Sivappa Nayaka of Bednore. The fort is facing to the sea and getting a breathtaking view of sea from the top. Bekal is also used by Tippu Sulthan as his important military camp at the time of his capturing in Malabar. After the death of Tippu Sulthan in Anglo – Mysore War the fort was under British East Indian Company. Now the Bekal fort is one of the main attraction in Northern Kerala and its preserved by Archeological Survey of India.
This fort is more than 300 years old and is believed to have been built by Sivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty in1650. There is also another belief that it was originally built by Kolathiri Rajas and later captured by Sivappa Naik. The fort was occupied by Hyder Ali in 1763 AD and later by British. The important features of this fort are the Tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the Observation Tower. There is also a mosque built by Tipu Sultan just outside the Bekal Fort. The Bekal Fort Beach adjacent to the Fort is added attraction. Bekal Fort is about 6 Kms from NH47 between Kasaragod & Kozhikode and connected by bus service with Kasaragod
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