Kasaragod

Kasaragod is a town in Kasaragod District at the northern end of Malabar, Kerala in India.

Madhur Temple

Understand

Highway to Kasaragod
Thalangara Mosque Gate

Kasargod is famous for the Theyyam temple dance. Kasaragod is often described as the land of seven language as Malayalam, Beary, Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Marathi and English are understood here.

Get in

By air

The nearest airports are at Mangalore 65 km and Kozhikode (Calicut)200 km away.

By train

Kasargod has a major railway station connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Chennai, and Bangalore.

By bus

Direct buses are available from Mangalore, Kochi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai and Mysore.

By road

The roads are fine but the traffic is heavy and tiresome. NH 17 goes through Kasaragod. Keralites are not disciplined drivers and Kasaragodians are the worst in the lot. You can expect a large number of teenagers without a driving license going around in bulging SUVs at neck breaking speed.

Get around

See

Pulikunnu temple gate, Kasaragod
Nellikkunnu Uppappa Mosque

Temples

Do

Eat

Kasaragod is famous for its sweets such as Holiga. Here is a partial list of some popular dishes:
Idiyappam and Kadalakkari are the favorite food of the Kasaragod people
  • Steamed food - Puttu, Iddali, Idiyappam, Ada
  • Fried food - Fish fry, Fried bananas, bajji (fried chillies)
  • Deserts - Payasam (rice, wheat, or coconut), Pickled mango

Drink

Sleep

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under ₹ 750
Mid-range ₹750-3,000
Splurge Over ₹ 3,000

Budget

Mid range

Stay safe

For your own safety, remember that Kasaragod is a little different from other cities of Kerala. Smuggling and other illegal activities are quite rife here and there is a big and established underworld. Since illegal activities are the norm in certain parts of Kasaragod like Thalangara, you can even find people introducing themselves as smugglers. Take care of speeding vehicles and suspicious looking persons coming near your luggage. Totally avoiding the Thalangara area is not advisable because the Thalangara Wharf is the most beautiful spot in the entire Kasaragod region. You need not carry this fear complex with you everywhere in Kerala, as there is only one more place in Kerala where smuggling is widespread (Chavakkad beach in Thrissur district).

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