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Bekal Fort Review
The drive north from Kannur to Bekal, in the Kasargode district, is a dreamy trip through sleepy towns with nothing but coconut and rice fields in between. The largest fort in Kerala, Bekal Fort, covers more than over 40 seafront acres. The 300-year-old structure rises from a green lawn, and looks out over the Arabian Sea in one direction and distant coconut groves in the other. You can easily spend a peaceful hour or two clambering around the ruins. The loudest noise you'll hear is the crashing of the waves against the ramparts. A massive resort development project is planned in the area, however, with grandiose plans to one day turn Bekal into a top Asian tourist destination. The closest airport is Mangalore which is 60 km (37 miles) away.
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