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Bekal Fort

This is one of the oldest and largest forts of the country and the presence of this fort can be traced from years ago. The Thirakkal as well as the Kolathiri kings are the earliest inhabitants of this beautiful structures. It was at that time a common habit of royals and kings to fortify their royal enclosure or palace to defend it from the enemys. The stronger the structure of a fort is, the better it is always. Later, when excavations have been made here in the fort, a number of coins and other items have been found which bring out the clear influence of the Mysore Sultans here. Later came the British rulers and then started a new Era in the Economical and social structure of the region. At present, the Bekal Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala and also a known place where directors shoot movies and ads. Also, the Tourism Department has put this place as one of the five best tourist attractions here and special care is taken of this.
HISTORY:Bekal Fort, believed to have been built in the 17th century, unfolds a tapestry of historical events and cultural influences. Initially constructed for defense purposes by Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi, the fort later fell into the hands of Hyder Ali and then the British. Its strategic location made it a key player in the region's history, witnessing the ebb and flow of different dynasties.
1. Bekal Fort : The place where the song 'Tu hi re' was shotThe fort looks like a wheel with a key hole in the centre. It takes a few hours to go around this fort. The architecture is interesting and spans across a huge 40 acres.
The fort is the largest in Kerala spreading across 40 acres. India declared Bekal Fort a special tourism area in 1992 and formed Bekal Tourism Development Corporation three years later to promote it. A must visit place to admire the ancient structures.
The zigzag entrance and the channels around the fort show the defense strategy inherent in the fort. Yes, I am talking about 'Bekal Fort' which is the largest fort in Kerala, situated at Kasaragod district, North Kerala. It became an important port town of Tulunadu and Malabar. The Bekal Fort looks like it has formed from the sea. Bekal Fort has various other versions of its origin.
Akshay Bafna