Bekal is a small town on the West coast of Kerala state, South India. The giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and water sport facilities nearby.Kasaragod is a beautiful town poised at the Northern extreme of Kerala State.16 km south of the town on the National Highway, is the largest and best preserved fort in the whole of Kerala, bordered by a splendid beach. Shaped like a giant keyhole, the historic Bekal Fort offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers, which were occupied by huge cannons, couple of centuries ago. Govt. of Kerala is having a plan to start seaplane services connecting Bakel with Kollam Ashtamudi, Kumarakom, Punnamada and famous Paravur backwaters.