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Kerala Historic Architecture

The monuments of Kerala allow visitors to travel back in time to the exquisite palaces of the Kings and Queens of the bygone era. In the ancient times, Kerala had been a center of extreme political activity and because of its strategic location beside the Arabaian Sea, the land had witnessed the invasion of several foreign powers.

Palakkad Fort
Bekal Fort 2005 Hari Menon

Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Fort (Tipu's Fort) is an old granite fort situated in the heart of Palakkad town of Kerala state. It was built by Haider Ali in 1766 and remains one of the best preserved forts in Kerala.


Karumadikuttan refers to a 10th century, black granite statute of Buddha, founder of Buddhism located in Alappuzha.

Arackal Palace & Kannur Fort

The Arackal Palace is the sole Royal household of Muslims in Kerala.It is located at Kannur. The Arackkal Family was known as Arackkal Beevi,who could also be invested with sovereignity if she happened to be older than the senior male member of the family. The fort built by the Portugese stands nearby.

Bekal Fort

The fort, built in the 17th century is one great attraction in Kerala. Located some 19 kms from Kasargod town, Bekal Fort lies abutted by the Arabian Sea. The scenic beauty of the place makes it stand out and that is the main reason of its popularity. The fort building is also magnificent featuring many great details.

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Kerala Insights

Bekal fort
the largest and the best-preserved fort in Kerala, lies 16 Kms south of Kasaragod on the national highway at the northern tip of the state. The fort, a circular imposing structure of laterite rising 130 ft. above sea level, stands on a 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian sea. Earlier it was part of the kingdom of Ikkiri Naiks, provincial rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire.It became part of the Vijayanagar Empire. In the late 18th century Tipu Sultan captured it. An old mosque near the fort is believed to have been built by the Mysore forces. After the British overthrew him, the fort came under the East India Company.

Kerala Top Attractions

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Kochi City
Eravikulam National Park
Kovalam Beach
Munnar Hill Station
Backwater Cruise