Bakel Fort, the largest fort located in Kasargod district is one of the best visited tourist spots in India. It covers over 40, 000 acres of land in area and grabs viewer's hearts with beautiful landscape. Amazing blend of natural beauty with spectacular sight seeing options presents a real feast for viewers eyes. Water tank with steps, big tunnel opening to southern direction and observation tower are some of the alluring attractions present in Bakel Fort. If you want to enjoy the spell binding beauty of places like Kotikulam, Kanhangad and Pallikkare, you can get down in this beautiful tourist spot.
Bakel Fort was constructed with an intension to watch the movements of enemy. From the observation point, you can easily watch even the smallest movement of enemy. Near to Bakel Fort, you can see an ancient temple called Mukhyaprana temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and an ancient Muslim Mosque. Zigzag entrance of Bakel Fort and trenches clearly depicts the great defense strategy during earlier periods. You can see small holes on the outer walls of Bakel Fort intended to defend the fort effectively. Today, Bakel Fort is under the protection of Kerala tourism corporation. Bakel Fort is only 8 kms from Kasargod city and 60 kms from Manglore International Airport.
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