Exploring the Essence of Bekal – Six Things to Do


Located on the Malabar coastline, Bekal is a famous tourist spot in Kerala. Along the Arabian Sea, it is known for its beaches, backwaters and historic forts. For everyone who loves natural spots and beaches, this is the place to visit as it is beautiful and has a picturesque landscape. As the beaches are pristine and clean, Bekal has some of the best beach resorts in Kerala, the likes of The LaLiT Resort & Spa Bekal.

When here, you must have a list of things to do, so that you do not waste a single minute in this heaven. Here are ten exciting things one can indulge in on their vacation to Bekal:

  1. Bekal Fort

Along with its beaches, Bekal is also known for its grand and magnificent fort. Situated in nature’s lap, Bekal Fort is surrounded by a pretty beach that provides a captivating landscape, especially for nature lovers. Built around 300 years ago, it is supposed to be one of the largest forts in Kerala. Whether it is the mysterious walkway, beautifully lit beach, or the magnificent construction of this fort, everything is worth observing and appreciating.

  1. Nityanand Ashram Caves

When travelling to Bekal, make sure you make time to explore Nityananda Ashram Caves. They are a group of forty-five caves located in the heart of Hosdurg. More popularly referred to as Nityananda Ashram, the caves are known for the sculpture of Swami Nityananda, made of panchaloha. Another interesting attribute of these caves is that it is also an international spiritual centre. One interesting fact that makes it all the more appealing is that these caves are said to have been carved out of a single rock which features six entrances.

  1. Bekal Beach

Beaches have always been my personal favourite. The exotic palm trees, the grand sea, the golden sand, and the soft sun—what is not to like? Bekal Beach is one of the finest specimens and even has the fort in the background to make the sight unique and mesmerising. Situated in Kasaragod, the beach stretches over a vast area of 36 acres and people come from all over the country to enjoy it. One can even indulge in activities like camel rides, horse rides, and enjoy local snacks in shacks, which are even better than the best restaurants in Kochi, on a relaxing evening.

  1. Valiyaparamba Backwaters

If you are looking for a serene retreat away from the hustle-bustle of the city life, you can experience the enigmatic waves of the Bekal backwaters. The stunning and picturesque view just adds to the experience, which is surreal and breathtaking. Hence, if you are in Bekal, you must take a traveller or a cruise and take a tour of the backwaters.

  1. Ananthapura Lake Temple

Constructed on a beautiful lake, Ananthapura Lake Temple is an ancient shrine that is dedicated to a deity called Sri Padmanabha. As it is one of the famous avataras of Lord Vishnu, the statue is placed on the Serpent God Adisesha. Whether you believe in God or not, this temple is a must visit because of its architecture and tranquility.

  1. The Bekal Hole Aqua Waters

If along with a relaxing vacation, you are also looking to take part in adventurous activities, it is a good idea to visit the Bekal Hole Aqua Waters. Full of exciting water rides and activities like pedal boats and water-cycle ride, it is perfect for children and people who are looking to have some fun in Bekal.