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The entire state of Kerala is blessed by nature with plenty of rivers, lakes, ponds, lagoons, and backwater stretches.The waterways of Kerala especially Chandragiri in Kasaragod play a main role in the economy of the state,and they link remote villages and islands with the main land. The water ways provide a cheap and economical mode of transport.
The northernmost district of Kerala, Kasaragod is situated on the sea coast bordered by hilly Kodagu and Mangalore districts of Karnataka on the east and north.Fishing is a prime source of livelihood along with the coir and handloom industries.
With its unique natural and cultural attractions , Kasaragod is known as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches.The Bekal fort, which stands on a 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian sea , is the largest and the best preserved fort in the State.
Situated 4 kms southeast from Kasaragod town on the Chandragiri river,the place Chandragiri is known for its large 17th century fort built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore. The Chandragiri fort, one among a chain of forts built by the same ruler, offers a breathtaking view of the river and the Arabian sea . It is a vantage point to watch the sunset.
Boat trips and houseboat cruises to the nearby islands and palm groves are available from the Chandragiri bridge boarding point.The Chandragiri cruises offer a delectable experience to the visitors especially during the monsoon season.
Chandragiri is situated 4 Km to the Southeast of Kasaragod town. Backwater cruises in and around Chandragiri are a pleasant experience. As you arrive at Chandragiri you will see the historic Chandragiri Fort, which was built in the 17th century. The fort offers excellent viewpoints from where you can see spectacular sunsets over the sea near Kasaragod,.
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