Nisargadhama is an islet composed by the Kaveri River near Kushalnagar in the Kodagu
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Cochin also lovingly called as Kochi is one of the important commercial ports in south India. Cochin has a rich history and is said to have been associated with the age-old Greeks and Romans.
Cochin is as well the port where the Portuguese charlatan Vasco Da Gama landed and paved the way for the colonization of India. The city became a major port after the conclusion of the Willingdon Island which is the largest manmade island in the country. The city is acclaimed for its affluent catholic culture and has the last remaining citizenry of Jews in India.
The city has a amount of tourist attractions like the iconic Chinese fishing nets that you can find at the harbor, the Hill Palace Museum, Dutch Palace and one of the oldest synagogues in India- the Paradesi Synagogue.
The admirable beaches of Cochin, particularly the acclaimed Cherai beach are a must to visit. You can calmly find abounding superior Cochin hotels that offer all above amenities and are as well broadly recommended by earlier guests. Below is a list of some of the best hotels in Cochin.
Royal Residency is one of the renowned hotels in Cochin and is amid abreast the Kakkanad IT hub. It enjoys a customer recommendation of 82% and has received a star appraisement of 4.5 out of 5 from its customers.
The hotel has garnered amount of absolute reviews from its guests who have praised its facilities and the general cleanliness. It offers both air conditioned and non air conditioned room that are equipped with all prime amenities. It as well offers two multi cuisine restaurants, aide parking and a travel desk.
Bharat Hotel is one of the best hotels in Cochin. One of the top rated hotels in Cochin, it is amid abutting to the capital railway station which makes it calmly attainable for guests. It has accustomed a star appraisement of 4.5 out of 5 from customer and enjoys a chump advocacy of about 89%.
The latter settlement implies that 9 out of 10 would select this particular hotel on their next trip. Previous guests have praised this Cochin hotels location and its accessible staff. It offers both air conditioned and non air conditioned room that are equipped with all above amenities.
Hotel Cochin Tower is a famous three star hotel in the city of Kochi, and this hotel is amid abreast the bus stand and railway station. You don't even have to opt for drive to the hotel from these two places, as it is present at a walk-able distance. Hotel Cochin Tower is ideal for both accustomed tourists and businessmen, because very equipped accessories are accessible for both these categories.
The hotel has a feast entrance where you can get calm with your escort and absorb some time. It as well has an adorableness parlor and men's salon where you can trim your nails and freshen up your looks through the numerous procedures. This hotel is home to 45 rooms which are all exquisitely furnished and all very luxurious.
Mermaid Hotel is addition acclaimed three star hotels in the city of Kochi, and this hotel has about 50 executive room and 30 deluxe rooms that are arranged with modern amenities.
All rooms have hot and cold running water throughout the day and air conditioning facilities. Satellite TV sets, bathtubs, absorbed baths and showers, plan desks, direct dialing telephones and kitchen accessories will also be accessible in about all room in this hotel.
Smoke alarms are attached in the rooms, so you need not anguish about your assurance at all. The hotel has a sparkling swimming pool too, where you can relax if the climate is mild, and it is one of the few Kochi hotels that have this certain facility.
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Beckal is located 18 km from Kasaragod in the northern most part of Kerala. Commonly identified as the land of Gods this place looks more like a fairy land.
The 300 year old Bekal Fort built in 1650AD by Shivappa Nayaka of Bednore. This fort was also used by Tipu Sultan and his troops, as one of the most important military base to capture Malabar.
Bekal is known as the land of Gods and it nearly looks like a magical land. Surrounded by beautiful beaches, historical forts and rivers, it is considered one of the best places to visit in Kerala. We can see the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on the east and this view is simply breath taking.
The 300 year old Bekal Fort mainly dominates this region as it marks some of the most remarkable events in Indian History. The greenery and the exotic wildlife add to the beauty of the place.
This place not only brings you close to nature but it takes you back to the age of empire. The little stories, myths and history associated with this place gives you a feeling of being in a magical world altogether.
Things to do in Bekal
Check out the different art and craft forms while at Bekal town which will leave you thrilled and excited.
For instance art forms like Theyyam, Oppana , Mappilappattu, Duffmuttu, Yakshaganam are the oldest forms of classical dances.
Some of the local handicrafts that one must take home as a souvenir include the following:
- Kasaragod pottery
- Thalankara caps
- Bell metal craft
- The famous Kasargod sarees
- Plates and caps made of Arecaunut leaves
- Leaf mats
- Coconut leaf raincoats (Kuramba)
- Coconut shell articles include showpieces, cups, serving dishes, jewellery, hair clips, miniatures, etc.
- Wooden works
- Theyyam sculpture.
Some of the must visit tourist spots in Bekal are the beaches, the famous forts, the backwaters, the alluring temples and the beautiful hill stations, etc.
- Forts: The Bekal fort, Kanhangad or Hosdurg fort & the Chandragiri fort.
- Beaches: Bekal fort beach, Kanwatheertha beach, Kappil beach & Pandiyan Kallu beach.
- Backwaters: Valiyaparamba, Bekal Aqua Park & Chandragiri cruises.
- Famous Temples: Anandasram temple, Ananthapuram Lake temple, Manjeswaram temple, Madiyankulam Durga Temple, Sree Mahalingeswara temple, Cheruvathur temple, Madhur temple, Tulur Vanam temple, Nileswaram temple, Malik Deenar Mosque & Edneer Mutt.
- Hill Stations nearby: Kottancherry, Ranipuram & Possadigumpe.
What to see in Bekal Fort
At the Bekal fort besides sightseeing the 300 year old fort, some of the other places you must visit are the great Anjaneya Hanuman temple, the very old mosque built by Tipu Sultan, the Observation tower, the Sea Bastion & the Underground passages leading to the different parts of the great fort and the Seaside Pathway that connects to various beaches in that area.
Best time to visit
Although Bekal is flocked by keen tourists all year round, however, the best season to visit this place is during winters, as this is when the weather is cool and pleasant to do all the walking needed.