World renowned for its coir and handloom industries, Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala has a 293 kilometre long coastline. This tranquil place is famous as the land of gods, sea-kissed forts, majestic hills, rivers and delightful beaches. Rich in history, Kasaragod is home to the largest and best preserved fort in the State – Bekal. The historic Malik Deenar Juma Masjid and the unique Madhur Mahaganapathy Templedisplay a variety of styles in traditional architecture. Strategically located on the banks of the Payaswini River, this yesteryear port town of the Kolathiri Rajas abounds in myths and legends and exudes a magical charm with its spectacular art forms of Theyyam, Yakshagana, Poorakkali, Kolkali etc.