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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.
Ananthapura Lake Temple
This is the only temple or the only lake temple which is dedicated to Anandapadmanabha except the one which is Ananthapura very close to Kasaragod. This is a beautiful temple in the middle of a rectangular lake and also a grassland. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu who rests on the Ananthanaga. The temple is in the middle of the lake which signifies the fact that Lord Vishnu is the ultimate reality. He is also said to be resting here on the Kshir sagar or the Ocean of Milk to symbolise the never ending creation capability of the god. The Lake here is a representation of the Ksir Sagar. The unique part of this temple is that the idol inside is not made up of any single item but of a combination of more than 40 materials. There is also an auspicious temple crocodile inside the lake.
An ancient port town, this is the northernmost Distric on the coastline of Kerala and is also one among the 14 districts of the state. Kasaragod is famous for coir and handloom industries apart from the scenic beauty, forests and beaches. This is also the location of the Bekal Fort, which is known to be the largest as well as the strongest fort of the state. This was built here during the rule of the Kolathiri Rajas. The Malik Deenar and the Jma Masjid are two more tourist attractions. The Mahaganapathy Temple is the major most vplace of worship in this district. The city is settled on the banks of the Payaswini River which is why it ahs fertile land which is perfect for growing crops due to the abundance of silt here. The very popular art forms of this region are the Theyyam, Yakshagana, Kolkali, Poorakkali and others.
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