Bekal Fort

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indians and Visitors from SAARC & BIMSTEC nations*
Time Required
Two to three hours
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
History buffs and Nature lovers.

Quick Info

Located at Bekal in the district of Kasaragod, the Bekal Fort is one of the largest forts in Kerala. The fort is very popular because of the beautiful beach, the marvellous structure and the pleasant gardens. The observation tower at the fort offers an amazing view of the beach. Built using laterite slabs, the Bekal Fort is about 400 years old. But since it has been maintained exceptionally well, the fort looks majestic thereby attracting thousands of tourists every year.

Rankings & Ratings

A massive fort with spectacular views and grand architecture.
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Editor's Review

The Bekal Fort is popular among tourists because of its stunning location. The grand architecture of the fort and the marvellous view of the rocky beach make this fort one of the most special forts in Kerala. Although the fort is quite old, you will be surprised to see how beautiful it is. That is because it is cleaned and maintained very well.


  • Stunning location near the beach.
  • Clean and well-maintained fort.
  • Massive fort and grand architecture.
  • Amazing view from the observation tower.


  • Gets hot during the summer and afternoons.
  • Quite a lot of walking is required.
  • Nothing to eat inside the fort.
  • Not many things to see at the fort.

Detailed Info

Built by Shivappa Nayaka in 1650 AD, the Bekal Fort is one of the largest and the most significant forts in the state of Kerala. With the Bekal Beach creating an amazing backdrop, the fort attracts thousands of tourists every year. Apart from the exquisite view of the rocky beach, the fort features impressive architectural design, lovely walkways and well-maintained gardens. It is one of those unique forts that rest in the lap of nature. It is built with laterite stones.

One of the most prominent features of the Bekal Fort is the water tank with its flight of steps. The fort also has a tunnel which opens to the south. Another interesting feature of the fort is the observation tower. It offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and the towns nearby. A magazine for storing ammunition with broad steps leads to this tower. The observation tower has peepholes for you to look through. The Bekal Fort was declared as a special tourist attraction in the year 1992. The total area of the fort is 40 acres.

* Ticket Cost
INR 15 for Indians and Visitors from SAARC (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) & BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) nations.
INR 200 for foreign tourists.