Bekal is a popular beach destination situated at the Northern tip of Kerala. It is famous for its sun kissed beaches, backwaters and the giant keyhole shaped fort and the beautiful Arabian Sea surrounding the fort. It is the largest fort in Kerala and it was occupied by huge cannons couple of centuries ago. Bekal is a small town known for its clean beaches and water sport facilities around the fort area. It is at a distance of 16 km from Kasaragod city and well connected by road. The nearest railway station is at Kasaragod and the nearest international airport is situated approximately 60 km away at Mangalore city.
There are over 10 hotels in the region some of them are situated at Bekal and offer luxurious accommodation and are strategically built around the backwaters. Five star resorts at Bekal begin with the Vivanta by Taj that offers the most amazing experiences that life can offer. The Lalit Resort & Spa is another resort that offers exquisite cuisine, luxurious villas and the best of Kerala massage therapies. Neeleshwar Hermitage is 16 km away at Kasaragod but is set amidst the lush green coconut trees and is a beach front resort. You can soak up the sun and go for a swim at the private beach to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
If you were looking for three and two star hotels the choices are few but Nalanda Resorts is an excellent option. If you need luxurious accommodation in Bekal at moderate pricing then you can stay at the Oyster Opera Island Resort. It is situated at an ideal location where you can go kayaking or swim in the shallow lagoon. Nirvana offers excellent coastal fare and is situated beside the fort. It is a beach front hotel surrounded by palm trees at an impeccable location. Bekal is also known for its heritage properties. One of the prominent heritage hotels is the Gitanjali Heritage which is a 70 year old home converted into a luxury hotel run by a family amidst the green trees and backwaters of Bekal.
Homestays are popular in Kerala where you can stay with a family and get the best of local cuisine and experience the culture of the city that you are staying in. Chandralayam Homestay is a very good option with excellent owners who offer fantastic value for money for the facilities on offer. Rockview Homestay is a specialty lodging set amidst the lush green forest cover of Bekal. You can unwind at the peaceful organic spice plantation surrounds the Rockview Homestay. There are plenty of opportunities to go hiking and houseboat rides are also available. You can even get Ayurvedic massages which will relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
There are budget options at Bekal, if you are looking for affordable accommodation available at the City Tower Hotel which is located at Kasragod but will offer shuttle services to the fort at extra charge and Hotel Bekal Palace offer clean beds at cheap pricing. Bekal International is a centrally located hotel at Bekal town and offers budget stay options with clean beds and showers.