Kasargod the less explored backwater destination

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Kasargod ,the land of seven languages,aa is a less explored destination in Kerala. The backwaters of Kasargod is slowly gaining popularity.Duarte Borbosa, the Portuguese traveler who visited Kasaragod in 1514, recorded rice being exported for coir to Maldives . The Cheruvathur backwaters in Kasargod is one of the biggest backwaters in Kerala.

Location : Kerala, India

Destination type : Backwater tourism

History of Kasargod

  1.  Arab travelers visited Kasaragod between the 9th and the 14th centuries CE
  2. Duarte Borbosa, the Portuguese traveler visited Kumbla, near Kasaragod in 1514
  3. Before the formation of Kerala, Kasaragod was a part of South Canara district of erstwhile Madras Presidency.
  4. Kasaragod became part of Kannur district following the formation of Kerala in 1 November 1956
  5. In 1984 it became an independent district

Activities near backwaters of Kasargod

  1. Go for a cruise in houseboat
  2. Tryout fishing
  3. Visit Chandragiri and Bekal forts
  4. Enjoy Kavvayi – Valiyaparamba picturesque backwater
  5. Visit the islands and enjoy village life

How to reach

Mangalore international airport is 60 kms away. It has flights to:

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuwait
  3. Mumbai
  4. Delhi
  5. Bangalore etc


Kasargod railway station has trains to :

  1. Mangalore
  2. Mumbai
  3. Goa
  4. Thiruvananthapuram
  5. Chennai etc


Best time to visit Kasargod is the winter months November to February 

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 21°C to 33°C
Summer season (March to May) 24°C to 34°C

Nearby tourist places within 100kms

  1. Thannirbhavi beach
  2. Ranipuram hills
  3. St.Angelo fort
  4. Bekal fort
  5. Parappa wildlife sanctury

Some hotels near Kasargod with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Bekal Fort Homestay http://bekalforthomestay.com/

Hotel Highway Castle http://www.hotelhighwaycastle.com/

Sooryavamshi Residency http://sooryavamshi.com/

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