Chandragiri Fort is another imposing structure that showcases the beauty of ancient Kerala. Almost in ruins now, it is still a popular attraction because of the spectacular view of the Chandragiri River joining the Arabian Sea. Only 7km from Kasaragod, this fort is a great place to visit for an Instagram-worthy sunset. You can also take a boat-ride on the Chandragiri River that lasts for around half an hour and starts from the Chandragiri Bridge.Entrance fees: ₹5 per person, ₹100 per person for foreign nationalsTimings: 8am to 5.30pm
Chandragiri Fort is situated very close to Kasaragod. Lying on the banks of the Chandragiri river, it is much smaller to the Bekal fort, but is one of the main forts of the Vijayanagar empire. You can see the ruins of what was once the Capital of the Vijayanagar empire. Built in the 17th century, this fort is well known for its architecture and well preserved artifacts that highlight the lives of the past rulers. There is also a beautiful beach just 4 kms away and boating options are available on the Chandragiri River.