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“The Best Fort in South India”
Review of Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Kasaragod
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Bekal is an excellent fort which is on a cliff near the sea.The fort has a good garden in the middle and is well maintained and is secured with security guards. It is a safe place for families and couples to visit. Need to reach there at least before 5 PM to have a better access.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

It is 65 kms from nearest Mangalore international airport and 15 kms from Kasargod town.
Unlike most other Indian forts, Bekal Fort was not a center of administration, for no remains of any palace, mansion or such buildings are found within the fort. Arguably the fort was built especially for fulfilling defence requirements. The holes on the outer walls of the fort are specially designed to defend the fort effectively. The holes at top were meant for aiming at the farthest points; the holes below for striking when the enemy was nearer and the holes underneath facilitated attacking when the enemy was very near to the fort. This is remarkable evidence of technology in defense strategy.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Happy to see ruins of the forte is well maintained.. Every where in Karnataka also Sane was expected..Forte is worth visiting.. Forte is spread out and landscape nicely maintained.. You get beautiful view of sea.. You travel to a different era while visiting forte.. Must Visit

Thank Peyush N
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the first time i was there with my wife... That great place in kasargodu.... i found some plastic bottles and papers lying on the floor... just avoid thats bcz this place is a historical place.... foreigners need to come and enjoy tht place....

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

The place is very good and worth the visit. Kinda hidden gem as not many ppl visit. It has breathtaking views from the highest fort. and the place is literally so huge.
Note the timing before going and avoid afternoon as it gets very dry and terribly hot.

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