Kasargod is a town as well as administrative headquarters of the Kasargod district, located in the northern most part of Kerala. It is known for its many coir and handloom industries. Other than the coir industries, fishing is also a main source of living in Kasargod. The district is under a green forest cover of the Western Ghats in the eastern region and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the western part.
The temples in Kasargod are built in a distinctive style that depicts the architectural style of Madhur. During the 9th and 14th century, Arab travellers visited the region, which led to the popularity of the town. One of the popular attractions here includes the Bekal Fort, which is of great interest to historians and archaeologists. The fort is said to be one of its kind that still stands in the southern part.
The unique rituals performed in the Theyyam festival is one of the major events of Kasargod, while the other festivals celebrated here include Onam, Vishu, Ramzan and Christmas. The rich heritage of the town is represented by the ancient attractions present here like Mahaganapathy temple and other structures like Malik Deenar and Great Juma Masjid.
Kasargod is often called the land of seven languages because of the different communities and languages prevalent in the destination such as Malayalam, Beary, Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Marathi and Urdu.
The nearest airport to Kasargod is located 65 kilometres away in Mangalore while 200 kilometres away is also an airport in the region of Kozhikode. There are other air transport options available from Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Kochi International Airport where direct flights are available from the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Travelling to Kasargod is also possible through bus and train as the town has a train station of its own and connects all major cities. Kasargod is connected to all major cities like Kozhikode, Mangalore, Kochi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Mysore, and Goa by KSRTC, the government bus service provider of Kerala and other private operators.
The climatic condition in Kasargod is temperate and pleasant because of its location near the sea and the best time to visit Kasargod is between the months of September and January.