Travel Review

Trip to Bekal, Karnataka

Bekal Fort
Bekal Fort

Last week, we had travelled to Bekal, Karnataka for vacation. From Chennai, we flew down to Mangalore, from there it was about 90 minutes by road to Bekal. We stayed in the newly opened Taj Bekal resort, it’s a beautiful property, surrounded on three sides by water – the Arabian Sea, Backwater and a lake.

Open Verandah in front of each cottage

Open Verandah in front of each cottage

Swing

Swing

Well furnished rooms

Well furnished rooms

Pool in every cottage

Pool in every cottage

Cottages are built on Bali's architecture

Cottages are built on Bali’s architecture

Private beach

Private beach

Coconut trees line the property

Coconut trees line the property

Lots of open area

Lots of open area

Restaurant serves tasty dosas - Udupi style

Restaurant serves tasty dosas – Udupi style

Backwater canal

Backwater canal

Rafting inside the waterways in the resort

Rafting inside the waterways in the resort

Waterways in the resort

Waterways in the resort

Archery classes

Archery classes

Waves - Arabian Sea

Waves – Arabian Sea

One of the days, we visited Bekal Fort.

Fort outer wall - well preserved

Fort outer wall – well preserved

Bekal fort - manicured garden

Bekal fort – manicured garden

Bekal fort watch tower

Bekal fort watch tower

Venkatarangan in Bekal fort

Venkatarangan in Bekal fort

Bekal fort's outer walls are tall

Bekal fort’s outer walls are tall

Bekal fort - beach shore view

Bekal fort – beach shore view

Tourists viewing from the fort

Tourists viewing from the fort

Fishing on the sea water's below

Fishing on the sea water’s below

Fishing village and the boats there

Fishing village and the boats there

Fort walls has view ports

Fort walls has view ports

Tunnel in front of the fort

Tunnel in front of the fort

Nearby, there is an ashram belonging to Swami Nithyananda Ashram. There are caves in the ashram where swami’s are said to have stayed and mediated towards almighty. We were told there is a tunnel from the ashram that runs to places along the west coast of India.

Swami Nithyananda Ashram, Kasaragod

Swami Nithyananda Ashram, Kasaragod

Swami Nithyananda Ashram

Swami Nithyananda Ashram

On our return back to Mangalore, we went to Udupi for a darshan. On our way there we toured around Manipal town and had darshan at Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Lake Temple.

Manipal DC office

Manipal DC office

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Lake Temple

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Lake Temple

Temple in the centre of a lake

Temple in the centre of a lake


Also published on Medium.