A small town which is situated in the coastline of Arabian Sea derives its name from the word “Beliakulam” which literally means “Big Palace”. According to local residents, a big palace was present in this town after which it was named. An important tourist destination, the city of Bekal has a number of attractions.
I got this wonderful chance to travel around North Kerala during the monsoon, the most pleasant and green time of the year. We happened to visit the Bekal Fort; the largest and the most preserved fort in Kerala. The Fort comes under the Archeological survey of India, the body that takes care of the preservation and maintenance of the Fort.