Bound by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats in South India, Bekal is a small town situated in north Kerala’s Karasagod District. Nestled along Bekal Beach, with access to internal lagoons, The Westin Bekal Resort & Spa offers opportunities to experience both the beach and backwaters. A convention centre is steps away, and Karasagod Railway Station is only 15 kilometres from the hotel. Mangalore International Airport (IXE) can be reached by car in 90 minutes.
Explore Bekal’s diverse landscapes. Take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful palm-fringed Kappil Beach, Bekal Fort Beach, or Kanwatheertha Beach. Pandiyan is an ideal spot for adventurous swimmers. Partake in water activities or elevate your senses with a picturesque cruise along the balmy backwaters and estuaries, allowing outstanding views of the verdant landscapes. Just 30 kilometres from Bekal, the small island Valiyaparamba is another popular spot for boat cruises. Find serenity at one of the nearby hill stations at scenic Kottancherry and Ranipuram. Home to waterfalls, streams, rainforests, and wildlife, both are ideal for trekking, and Ranipuram is also home to wild elephants.
A top attraction with superb sea views, Bekal Fort is not to be missed. Built during the 17th century, it is Kerala’s largest and best-preserved fort. The 17th-century Chandragiri Fort and Hosdurg Fort are also both worthy of a visit. More history can be found in Kasaragod’s numerous temples, mosques, and churches, including Ananthapuram Lake Temple.
Delight in local treasures, including bamboo and cane baskets, bell metal crafts, pottery, hand-embroidered cotton caps, Kasaragod sarees, coconut shell creations, and wooden toys and instruments. Rejuvenate with delightful South Indian cuisine, local freshwater fish, coconut water drinks, and the traditional sweet flatbread called holige. Theyyam, the oldest ritual art form in India; folk music and dancing; and numerous festivals held throughout the year add to the colourful Bekal experience.