The best part of the fort is that government and the Archaeological Survey of India is maintaining the fort. The Murud janjira at Kashid is ruined and I was quite sad to see the state of it. The fort is never ending and every view point is worth stopping at. You need at least 3 hours to see it in entirety.
Lunch at the resort comprised of fresh and fried King Fish. I believe if you're travelling to a beach, fish should be your staple diet. The steamed fish in banana leaf was a mess and the generous use of curry leaves and coconut oil added to the disaster.
The bekal beach is also a couple of minutes of walk from Nirvana. we sat in the clean white sands dotted with shells and watched the sea devour the sun.
The sea here is calm and submissive and so is the weather.
Evenings at Nirvana are terrribly quiet. We sat at the open dining hall and sang songs. We put 'Tu hi re' on loop in our mobiles :) ( For the uninitiated, the song was shot here.)
The next morning again we wer back at the beach. these beaches are not as commercialised as Goa and hence no shacks. But lying down in the sun and sand with the cool morning breeze is an absolute bliss!
KSRTC NON AC sleeper Bus from Bangalore : INR 650
Local Auto : 15 INR per km
Stay at Nirvana : 2500 INR for double bed cottage ( discounted price due to an online offer) + 800 for extra cot
Food at Nirvana : Average but no other nearby options
Spa at Nirvana : only available on Saturdays(Kerala massage) but you have to make an appointment
Entry Fee at Bekal Fort : 5 INR per adult and 25 INR per camera.