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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Malik Deenar Juma Masjid
Around 1400 years old, This mosque reminds of the Islamic influence in Kerala. Built in a typical Kerala style architecture, this mosque was built by Malik bin Deenar, the first people to bring Islam into Kerala. The place is sacred to Muslims as it has the grave of Malik Ibn Mohammed, one of the descendants of Malik Bin Deenar. It is one of the monuments that speaks of the cultural heritage of Kerala. It is one of the Historical places to visit in North Kerala.
We had dinner here before leaving for Bangalore. It's just behind the bus stop and has excellent food as compared to Nirvana. I had prawn biryani and it was yummy. So was the chinese food that my cousins ordered. Food in kerala is mostly cooked in coconut oil, so the taste is always a lil different. Word of caution : The first couple of hours bus ride is really rough as it's a ghat area. The food churns vigorously inside and causes lot of discomfort!!!