Kanhangad is a city and municipality in the district of Kasargod, in Kerala. It is located at 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasargod. Kanhangad is surrounded by Nileshwar and Taliparamba Taluk, in the east by Payyannur Taluk and west by Kasargod Taluk. The Arabian Sea is in close proximity to this city. Nearby villages include Hosdurg (1 km), Kovalpalli (2 km), Badariya Nagar (2 km), Kadappuram (2 km) and Kushal Nagar (2 km).
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels to stay include Hotel Landmark Vinayaka (Tariff - Rs. 1700) and Hotel Bekal International (Tariff - Rs. 200 to Rs. 1495).
The local language in Kanhangad is Malayalam and Tulu. Other languages include Konkani, Tamil, Kannada and Beary.
Navrathri in September/October, KarthiPunav in November and Rath sapthami in February are the major festivals celebrated in Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana temple of Kanhangad.
Places of Interest
Places to visit include Gowda Saraswat Brahmin temple, Lakshmi Venkatesh temple, Hosdurg fort (1 km from Kanhangad), Bekal fort, Coorg, Ranipuram, Bekal (16 km), Swami Nithyananda Ashram (28 km), Cheruthazham (34 km), Ranipuram (37 km) and Talacauvery (52 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore located at 85 km from Kanhangad.
Kanhangad Rail Way Station (2 km) and Nileshwar Rail Way Station (7 km) are the nearest railway stations.
The NH 66 forms the road network from Talapady district connecting the major towns of Kasargod-Bekal-Kanhangad. Some of the best travel operators are Sugama Tourist, Kallada Travels and Safar Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.
Named after Kasaragod Town, Kasargod, the northernmost district of Kerala is famous across the world for its coir and handloom industries. With a coastline of nearly 30kms, Kasargod is endowed with nine rivers and is well-known for its forts, rivers, hillocks, beaches and shrines. NH-66, which forms the backbone of Kerala’s road network enters Kerala via Talapady of Kasargod district.
Places to Stay
There are many affordable hotels in the district such as Apsara Regency (Tariff- Rs.500 onwards), Chandralayam Homestay (Tariff- Rs.1500 onwards), City Tower Hotel (Tariff- Rs.600 onwards).
The local festivals include Kumbala Bedi Utsava, and Moodappaseva, celebrated in the Madhur Temple. And Bootha kola is a spiritual act performed in Kasargod.
As many as seven different languages are spoken here excluding the local dialects and tribal languages. The languages spoken include Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu, Beary bashe (spoken by the Tuluva-Malayalee Muslims) and Konkani. Besides these, Marathi, Hindi, Havyaka Kannada and Urdu are also spoken here.
Places to visit
The places to see near this scenic beach town are the Bekal Fort, the biggest fort in Kerala (15kms), the Ananthapura Lake Temple, the Mallikarjuna Temple. The Mallik Deenar Mosque (3kms) is one of the first masjids in India built during the period of the prophet Muhammad by swahabi 'Malik-ibn-Deenar'. The Bela Church, built in 1890, also known as Our Lady of Sorrows Church, is located 14kms north of Kasaragod.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport, which is located at a distance of 50kms.
Kasaragod Railway Station is a major railway station that serves the Kasaragod Town in the Kasaragod District of Kerala.
Kasargod Bus Station is situated in the heart of Kasargod town, 3km away from the Kasargod Railway Station. The popular bus operators in the area include Sri Durgamba Travels, Kallada Travels and Ganesh Travels & Tours. Opt for online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of discounts.