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Coordinates: 12°30′32″N 75°03′14″E / 12.509°N 75.054°E / 12.509; 75.054

Cherkala is a small town in Kasaragod district of Kerala state in India, from Kasaragod to Madikeri road 8 km from the capital city of Kasaragod, it is junction towards Bekal Fort, Badiadka, Perla and Madikkery. It is en route to LBS College of Engineering. When you travel to Sullia, Mulleria, Adooru, Aadhur etc. from Kasaragod, you pass through this beautiful small town. You get almost all essentials for life in this small town. Cheroor is a place nearby where you can find hanging bridge(thooku paalam) perfect photographic spot. The bridge is thin and people could only walk across and in between you can find a river (chandragiri). The next tourism spot is Paika which is 8.1 km far. There is a lot of forest at Paika. Through Cherkala route you can travel to Madikeri which is a excellent tourism spot. There are resorts and Hotels at Madikeri which is cheaply available.