Kasaragod-Kerala


Kasaragod-Kerala

Kasaragod-Kerala

Kasaragod is a small town and a municipality in Kasaragod district in the Indian state of Kerala. It was organized as a separate district on 24 May 1984. The kasaragod city was formerly called Kanjirakuttom. Kasaragod is the best combination of several languages and culture where eight languages are spoken. Tulu, Kannada, Malayalam, Konkani, Tamil and other local languages are mainly popular. This charming district is also popular for its coir and handloom industries.

Kasaragod holds an elongated past and resides people from different religions. There are several tourist places in kasaragod to visit. This peaceful place is famous as the land of gods, sea-kissed forts, outstanding hills, rivers and delightful beaches. Rich in history, Kasaragod-kerala is home to the largest and best conserved fort in the State – Bekal. The unique style of Madhur Maha Ganapathi Temple , a typical Kerala style of historic Malik Deenar Great Juma Masjid and many other structures speaks in silence with the rich cultural heritage of the region. The rich pageant of ‘Theyyam’s ditteies and impersonations -raises Kasargod into a land of fabulous fantasies.

Kasaragod is the one of the most beautiful districts in Kerala state gifted with 12 rivers (out of a total of the 44 rivers that flows in Kerala), hills, beaches, backwaters, as well as temples, churches, mosques and forts etc. The longest river is Chandragiri (105 kms) starting from Pattimala in Coorg and embraces the sea at Thalangara, near Kasargod-kerala. The river believes its name Chandragiri from the name of the place of its source Chandragupta Vasti; where the great Maurya emperor Chandragupta is believed to have spent his last days as a sage. The second longest river is Kariankod (64 kms), across which a dam is being built at Kakkadavu. Shiriya (61 kms), Uppala (50 kms), Mogral (34 kms), Chithari (25 kms), Nileshwar (47 kms), Kavvayi (23 kms), Manjeswar (16 kms), Kumbala (11 kms), Bekal (11 kms) and Kalanad (8 kms) are the other rivers. These rivers provide ample irrigation facilities.

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