Travel Review

Trip to Bekal and Mangalore

We were staying in Bekal (Kerala) for the Theyyam Festivals.

I had been to Bekal and the surroundings a few years ago (my earlier post with photographs), still who will want to miss seeing the beautiful Bekal Fort once more. One of the days we went to see the Bekal Fort – constructed by Shivappa Nayaka in 1650 AD, Bekal served as an important military station of Tipu Sultan. Then in the evening, we went to Muzhappilangad Beach near Kannur – India’s longest and probably the only drive-in beach, where you can drive on the water – is it a good idea? I am not sure, but it was different and fun.

While in Mangaluru, we went to Tannirbhavi Beach. This is a long beach where you can walk leisurely, and, there are lots of eateries near the parking lot for you to get a snack after the walk!

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

Watchtowers in Bekal Fort

Watch towers in Bekal Fort

The views of the town and the ocean below is mesmerising

The views of the town and the ocean below is mesmerising

View of Arabian Sea

View of Arabian Sea

The Fort campus has been maintained well - greenery everywhere

The Fort campus has been maintained well – greenery everywhere

Entry ticket is just ₹15 (23 US cents)

Entry ticket is just ₹15 (23 US cents)

India's only drive-in beach - Muzhappilangad Beach near Kannur

India’s only drive-in beach – Muzhappilangad Beach near Kannur

Weekend crowd at Tannirbhavi Beach

Weekend crowd at Tannirbhavi Beach

Residents enjoying the view - Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore

Residents enjoying the view – Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore

Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangaluru

Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangaluru


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