Chandragiri Fort, Kasargod
Sight Address : Chandragiri Fort is located at three kilometers from Kasargod city towards south. Edit
Chandragiri Fort, built in the 17th century, located in Kasargod District of Kerala. This is another popular tourist attraction which is located south-east of Kasargod town. It is a large square-shaped fort situated beside a river by Sivappa Nayak of Bedanore. The fort is famous for its architectural beauty and rich collection of well-maintained articles which give tourists a chance to see the glory of yesteryears. It is said in legends that Chandragiri Fort was the capital of Vijayanagara Empire is also a famous attraction in the neighborhood of the beach. It is situated just four kilometers from the beach. This large square fort is 150 feet above sea level and subjugates an area of about seven acres by the side of the river Payaswini. The fort is now in remnants.
Chandragiri fort has an eventful history to relate. A couple of centuries ago, the river Chandragiri was considered the border of two powerful kingdoms – Kolathunadu and Thulunadu. When Thulunadu was captured by the Vijayanagara Emperor, the Kolathunadu kings lost the Chandragiri region to them. It was only in the 16th century that the great empire of Vijayanagara (presently under the Karnataka State) declined. But later the Ikkeri Naikkars or the Bedanoor Naiks took over the reins of Chandragiri as an independent region. Thus the Chandragiri Fort was built by Sivappa Naik for the defence of his kingdom. The fort changed hands over the years to Hyder Ali of Mysore and then to the British East India Company. Today it is a protected monument under the State Archaeology Department. The Chandragiri region was rejoined to the State of Kerala through the State Reorganisation Act, 1956, Government of India.
Best Season to VisitEdit
December to April.
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Morning, Afternoon & Evening.
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How to ReachEdit
Taxi : Local taxis are also available at cheap rates varying from Cars, Jeeps,Tourist buses.
Bus : Kasargod is well connected to other towns of the state as well as India by Motorable roads. Private and KSRTC Buses are available, local bus service system is cheap serving passengers at Rs 6 per km.
Train : Kasargod Railway Station connects the city with other major cities of the state.
Air : Mangalore International Airport in Karnataka is the nearest airport, situated at a distance of 50 km from the Kasargod.
Others : Autorickshaw : This is cheap way of transportation facility between attractions and have the minimum fare of Rs 15 and Rs 5 addidtion to every kilometers.
Things to CarryEdit
- Carry items such as camera, binoculars, sun glasses, medical kit, emergency lights, water .
Safety / WarningEdit
- Police Control Room, Kasargod : 100/ 04994-222960.
- Kasargod Fire Station : 0497-2706900
- Arimala Hospital & Trauma Centre Kottachery, Kanhangad Kazaragod : 04994-2702260