Bekal is a small town in Kasaragod, the Northern most district of Kerala is renowned as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches.Giant keyhole shaped fort at Bekal is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and water sport facilities are nearby.
The 300-year-old Bekal Fort, shaped like a giant key-hole, is one of the largest and best-preserved forts in Kerala. Surrounded by a splendid beach, the historic Bekal Fort offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers, where a few centuries ago huge cannons used to be placed.
Valiyaparamba is a small island about 30 km from Bekal in Kasaragod that is one of the most scenic
backwater stretches in north Kerala. Situated in the Arabian Sea, it is an important fishing centre and one of
the main tourist spots of the district. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, Valiyaparamba
is a much-favoured backwater destination that offers enchanting boat cruises to its visitors. The island is
roughly 16 km2 in size with a population of 10,000. The island's main sources of income are agriculture and
fishing. Valiyaparamba is a hinterland separated from the mainland and is an hour’s drive from Bekal beach,
one of the most enchanting beaches in the state.