Chandragiri Fort is 150 feet above sea level and occupies an area of about seven acres by the side of the river Payaswiniin in Kasaragod District of Kerala built in the 17th century.
Built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore, Chandragiri Fort in Kasargod is a must-visit tourist attraction located on the banks of Payaswini River. The same ruler has built several forts and this marvelous attraction in Kasargod is one among them. In addition to the majestic Chandragiri Fort, you can also explore many other historical attractions including Bekal Fort if you plan a trip to Kasargod. The convergence of the Arabian Sea and the Payaswini River can be mind-blowing view for each traveler to the Chandragiri Village.
Situated around 4 kilometers away from the renowned Bekal Fort, visiting Chandragiri Fort can be a beautiful experience for all visitors. The magnificent fort and its surroundings give a unique travel experience for each of you. This fort is located in Chandragiri village near the confluence of the stunning Payaswini River and the Arabian Sea. The age -old Kizhur State Temple is at this village which is famous for Pattu Utsavam, the annual festival of the temple. This place is a vantage spot for many locals and tourists to enjoy spectacular sunsets.
Compared to Bekal Fort, Chandragiri Fort is a small one, but it also a majestic fort worth visiting if you are in Kerala for a vacation. This awe-inspiring fort stands on a hilltop in a land of around 9 acres. There are three entrances for this fort out of which two are caves. There is also a well and a pond in Chandragiri Fort. The stones that used to make this fort are larger than the stones of Bekal Fort. Apart from exploring the historic fort, you can indulge many other activities while you are in Chandragiri Village for a vacation.
Many people love to enjoy a bit of boat cruises while they are holidaying in Kasargod. It will be thrilling to enjoy boat trips to the nearest palm groves and islands from this Chandragiri village. If you have plans to enjoy boat trips, then Chandragiri Bridge is the boarding point. You can approach the fishermen in the area to arrange boat trips to the near islands or get a boat ride on the backwaters. There is a boat club in the village called Chandragiri Boat Club which offers different options for boat rides and other activities like houseboat cruises, speedboat rides, wildlife tours and island camping.
Mangalore Airport in Karnataka is the nearest airport to Chandragiri Fort which only 67 kilometers away while the nearest Kasargod railway station is hardly 7 kilometers distance from this tourist destination. Visiting the historical Chandragiri Fort can be an enchanting experience for you.