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.
Edappally is a part of Kochi and is one of the fastest developing towns of Kerala.
Places of Stay
There are plenty of hotels and restaurants that provide comfortable places of stay and food at affordable prices near the bus stand.
Places of Interest
Thrikkakkara Temple: This temple is located about 2 kilometers from the Edappally Toll junction.Edappally Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple: This temple is known for the “Udayasthamana Pooja“ celebrated with great pomp and show. St George’s Forane Church: The annual feast “perunnal” draws flocks of Christian pilgrims to this church of Edapally.Fort Kochi Beach: This beach lies about 23 km from the Kakkanad Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to this place.
Ernakulam North Railway Station connects this town by a good network of railways.
There are also regular Volvo, non-ac, sleeper and semi-sleeper buses to this place which are booked by tourists through Online Bus Booking websites like TicketGoose.com. Book bus ticket online from the comfort of your home with just a click of a mouse.