Near by Attractions

Ananthapura Lake Temple: Know Us : This 9th century temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is the moolasthanam (original abode) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.  The sanctum sanctorum is reachable only by a bridge. A crocodile at the temple pond, said to be 150 years old is an attraction. It is situated 54km from Nileswaram towards north.

Madhur Temple:Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple  also known as Madhur Temple  with its unique three-tiered dome, copper plated roofing and a cloistered court rises majestically against the beautiful landscape of the Madhuvahini River. It is about 48km from Nileswaram towards north. From Kasaragod it is 8km north east.


Malik Ibn Deenar Mosque :The historic Malik Deenar Juma Masjid built in the typical Kerala style is believed to have been founded by Malik Ibn Deenar who is credited with having brought Islam to Malabar region. The mortal remains of Malik Dinar is put to eternal rest near this mosque. Thalankara, near Kasaragod town (40km from Nileswaram towards north) where the mosque is situated is also known for its specially designed caps. The flat round caps with intricate designs woven out of gold threads on its side bands were once exported to Arab and African countries as well as to the Muslim traders in Lakshadweep.

Manikkothu Punnakkal Bhagavathi KshethramThaikkadappuram Beach : it is a nice beach to sun and surf, close to Nileswaram. This beach is famous for the rare Olive Ridley turtles that visit immediately after the rainy season to lay eggs. Activists of Neythal, a non- governmental organization, preserve these eggs for proper breeding.

Kappil Beach Know Us : 30 km from Nileswaram is Kappil beach. (6km north-west of Bekal). Remote and secluded, this beach is now a major tourist spot. The Kodi Cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

Bekal Fort : Situated 24km north of Nileswaram and 16 km south of Kasaragod on the national highway.  The 300-year-old Bekal Fort is one of the best preserved forts in Kerala. This imposing circular structure of laterite rises 130 ft above sea level and stands on a 35-acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea. There is an observation tower with a score of picturesque peepholes, an ancient Anjenaya Temple with stucco images of Gods on its walls, an ancient mosque said to have been built by Tipu Sulthan, a sea bastion and underground passages. The broad and extensive beach with a backdrop of fisher folk village life has a scenic beauty and natural charm.


Madiyankulam Kshethrapalaka Kshethram : Dedicated to both Kshethrapalakan (Shiva) and Bhadrakali, the Temple is a fine piece of architecture with excellent work of wood carvings. Two festivals, performed yearly are famous. The temple is about 14km from Nileswaram towards north. (after Kanhangad town) easily accessible from Bekal road.

Nityanandasramam :Situated at Kanhangad (8km from Nileswaram towards north), it is a marvelous construction on a huge rock, 44 caves are carved inside the rock for meditation with connecting pathways and an assembly area. It was constructed in 1920s under the supervision of the saint, Swami Nithyananda and he spent about two decades here. Later, after the Samadhi of Swamiji (in1961), a temple was constructed on top of the cave by a devotee. Educational and charity services are being conducted under this Ashram.

Guruvanam Know Us : This is the place where Saint Swamy Nithyananda had gone into spiritual retreat five decades before. The caves, temple, natural springs, forest and the farm altogether creates a good environment for a spiritual retreat. This place is under the management of Nithyanandasramam. Its about 14km from Nieswaram.

Ranipuram :(85 km from Kasaragod Town) Situated 750 m above sea level, Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation- evergreen shoal woods, monsoon forests and grasslands. This area was formerly known as Madathumala. The extensive forests of Madathumala merge with the forests of Karnataka. With its rich greenery, abundant blooms, misty moors and the wild elephants occasionally sighted wandering around;


Konnakkad : Situated close to River Cauvery, this place covered in lush greenery and hilly terrain,  is a favorite spot for nature lovers, trekkers and eco tourists. It is about 44km north east of Nileswaram.  You can also visit vegetable farm, Orange farm, Rubber estate etc and some well maintained sacred groves- Karattu Sastham Kavu, Koyithattakavu etc- on the way to this place.

Chandragiri Fort and River : Situated near the confluence of the Payaswini River and the Arabian Sea, the Chandragiri Village is known for its large 17th century fort built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore.  One among a chain of forts built by the same ruler, the Chandragiri Fort offers a breathtaking view of the convergence of the river and the Arabian Sea, the sandbanks separating the two, and is a vantage point to watch the sunset. There is a mosque nearby. (28km north of Nileswaram on the way to Kasaragod)

Thaikkadappuram BeachKnow Us : it is a nice beach to sun and surf, close to Nileswaram. This beach is famous for the rare Olive Ridley turtles that visit immediately after the rainy season to lay eggs. Activists of Neythal, a non- governmental organization, preserve these eggs for proper breeding.

Nagalayam :It is sacred grove dedicated to the snake gods, which is situated in one of the islands in Valiyaparamba backwaters. About 12 acres of this forest land is a shelter to so many  monkeys and every day a lady from the nearby house feed these monkeys . Nagaalayam is about 22km from Nileswaram, via Padanna.