Kanhangad, Kerala

The town of Kanhangad is situated in the Kasaragod District of Kerala, India.

Places to visit

  • Bekal Fort : A historical building from the 17th century, Bekal Fort has contributed to the district's identity. It is located on a headland that extends up to 35 kilometers near Kasaragod's Pallikara village. The Kadampa dynasties, which are thought to have built the fort in the beginning, are thought to have passed control to the Kolathiri Rajas, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan, and then the British East India Company. The fort's tall, round laterite construction, which rises 130 feet in the air, is structured like a massive keyhole. They are surrounded by 12 meter high walls.
  • Distance: Bekal Fort is 9.2 kilometers away from Kanhangad

  • Ranipuram Hills : Ranipuram is home to a variety of Western Ghats-specific flora and fauna, including evergreen Shola woods, wildflowers, moors, and expansive meadows. This forest and the surrounding hills make up the proposed Ranipuram Wildlife Sanctuary, a hotspot for biodiversity. Here, you may see animals like elephants, leopards, deer, wild dogs, wild boars, macaques, jungle cats, leopard cats, porcupines, Malabar gigantic squirrels, as well as numerous bird species, butterfly species, and medicinal plants. The area combines with both the Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary and the Karnataka Coorg Mountains. The top travel destination for hikers and environment enthusiasts is Ranipuram.
  • Distance: Ranipuram is 45 kilometers away from Kanhangad

  • Chandragiri Fort : Built-in the seventeenth century, Chandragiri, on a tiny hill, the fort's ruins can be seen looking out over the estuary where the Payaswini River meets the Arabian Sea. Attacks with cannonballs are still visible on the old laterite walls around the fort. A mosque and the historic Kizhur Sastha temple are next to the fort. The Indian Archaeology Department currently takes care of the fort. There are boat services here that can take you to palm groves and adjacent islands. There are additional options for houseboat cruises, island camping, and wildlife expeditions in the hinterlands.
  • Distance: Chandragiri is 20 kilometers away from Kanhangad

How to Reach

  • By Air - The nearest airport to Kanhangad is Kannur Airport which is 65 km away.
  • By Train - Kanhangad Railway Station is the prominent and major railway station located at the town of Kanhangad in the Kasaragod District of Kerala.

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