Anandasram (spiritual centre)
15 kms from Bekal, this internationally renowned spiritual centre
founded by Swami Ramdas in 1939, offers a quiet, peaceful ambience
best suited for medication and spiritual studies.
Ananthapura (Lake Temple)
This 9th century temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is
12km. northeast of Kasargod. It is the Moolasthanam (original seat)
of Anandapadmanabha, the deity of Sri padmanabha Swami Temple in
15 kms north of Kasargode, is the famous church of Our Lady of Sorrows,
which is the oldest in the district, constructed in 1890.
Kanhangad (Spiritual centre)
Known also as Hosdurg, after the new fort built by Somashekara Nayak
of Ikkeri dynasty, this place is well known because of Nithyanadashiram
an international spiritual centre which in 4kms east of Kanhagad
8kms from north Kasargode town is the Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka
Temple, also known as Madhur Temple, as it races majestically against
the beautiful landscape of the Madhurvani River. This Temple is
well known for its rich architecture and copper plate roofing.
The Bhadrakali temple at Kanhangad, in Hosdurg is famed for its
Bhutha dance (Devils dance) performed in connection with the annual
festival held in May or June and December or January.
Malik Deenar Mosque
Kasargode acquired over the years considerable importance as a centre
of Islam on the west coast. The historic Malik Deena Juma Masjid
(Mosque) built in the typical Kerala style is believed to be founded
by Malik Ibin Deenar. It is one of the best-kept and most attractive
old monuments in the district and is located at Thalankara.
A number of temples and fifteen mosques make this cashew-growing
town a prominent Pilgrim centre. The memorial of the late Sri Govinda
Pai, the grand patriarch of Kannada literature is situated at Manjeswaram.
Kanwatheertha beach, which is just 3kms from here is a large swimming
pool, and the hike formation of the sea on the vast beach, makes
it the main attraction here. Another important attraction of this
place is the cultural Kalayottam (bull race) contest, which draws
crowds of people from different parts of the state.
Sree Mahalinheshwara Temple
45kms from Kasargode, located in wooded surroundings on the southern
banks of the river Payasurini, the ancient Shiva Temple contains
a Sanskrit inscription in Kannada Script, which was ascribed to
the Western Chalukya king Kirthivaram II (745-755 A.D).