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About Kasaragod

Kasaragod lies at the upper portion (northern part) of Kerala, confined between Western Ghats (east) and Arabian Sea (west). Kasaragod has a delightful beauty for the creation of this nature. The picture of countryside is outshined by distinguishing coconut palms with wheeling hills and small rivers flowing into sea. It is spread over an area of 1961 sq. km having population of 1,204,078 as per census of 2011. Kasaragod is derived by the combination of two words of Sanskrit kaasaara meaning a lake or a pond and kroda meaning a place of keeping treasures.

About Kasaragod

Across its province there are twelve rivers running with Chandragiri the longest one flowing 105 km, it originates from Pattimala (Coorg) grasping sea near a small town named Thalangara close by Kasaragod. Chandragiri is the name given to this river as the Maurya Emperor Chandragupta spent his ending days as a wise person here.

Kasaragod was a crucial centre of trade as during 9th and 14th centuries A.D. many Arab travelers coming Kerala visited this town.

Climate here remains warm and humid. Temperature ranges from 23.6 to 31.2 which is expected to be maximum here. Monsoon starts here by the end of may and remains till September. Northwest monsoon enters here by mid October. January and February are cool, March-May are hot.

The reserve forests found here are Karudukka, Panathady, Adoor, Eleri, etc. Adoor, Ajanoor, Anandashram and Nityanandashram, Ananthapura lake temple, Bela Church, Kudlu, Chandragiri Fort, Govinda Pai Memorial, Perne, Madhur, etc. are some most common tourist spots here.

Culture of Kasaragod

Yakshagana Bombeyatta (puppet show) is form of art of this district. The motion of puppets are controlled and monitored by thin string and narrow rods. These puppets are made out of wood and designed and dressed according to the type of the play. The show is carried with the help of musical instruments. Cock fights, Buffalo race, Poorakalli are famous here in Kasaragod.

Many languages are spoken here, thought there is no obstacle on the cultural unity as they speak different languages some of the languages are Tamil, Tulu, Kannada, Malayalam, Konkani and other languages which are local. No discrimination is practiced by people here and temples, mosque and church lie next to each other here.

Kasaragod is a place of communal harmony as there are many shrines of both Hindus and Muslims located here. As such there are many religious places in Kasargod. Kasargod has attained a foremost significance as a center of Islam in the west seaboard area. Most of the people here are Muslims and there are some significant mosques in this area.

Malik Ibn Dinar mosque which is an ancient mosque founded by Malik Ibn Dinar is situated here. Some of the major Hindu devout hubs encompass temples such as Madhur temple, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Adoor temple and Mallikarjuna Temple. An important church located in Kasaragod is the Our woman of Dolours church popularly called as Bela Church. Some of the main pilgrim centers in Kasargod are listed below:

How to Reach Kasaragod

There is a wonderful linking of roads connecting from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to this extraordinary city ‘Kasaragod’. Railway station of Kasaragod is located on route of Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai. Nearest airport is Mangalore airport which is 69 km and Calicut International Airport which is 200 km from the main city. NH 17 passes from this city. It is 94 km from Kannur, 320 km from Mysore, 380 km from Goa and 420 km from Bangalore.

Contact information (Telephone Access Code: +91 4994) Railway Ph: 220800 and for Enquiry: Ph: 230200; Bus Station Ph: 4225677
Tourism Office: 01994-221886

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