By Wand Agency
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Location: 16 km south of Kasaragod town, Kasaragod district, north Kerala.
Attractions: Giant key hole shaped fort, golden expanse of beautiful beach surrounding it, backwaters, hill destinations and water sport facilities nearby.
Kasaragod is a beautiful town poised at the northern extreme of Kerala state. 16 km south of the town on the National Highway is the largest and best preserved fort in the whole of Kerala, girded by a splendid beach. Shaped like a giant keyhole, this magnificent historical fort offers a superb view of the Arabian sea from its tall observation towers, where a few centuries ago huge cannons were strategically placed.
Nearby is an old mosque said to have been built by the valiant Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Built by the rulers of the ancient Kadampa dynasty, the fort changed hands over the years to the Kolathiri Rajas, the Vijayanagar Empire, Tipu Sultan and finally came under the British East India Company.