Kasargod is a beautiful district located in the northernmost part of Kerala, India. It is known for its serene beaches, historic forts, and cultural heritage. The district shares its borders with the state of Karnataka to the north and east, the Arabian Sea to the west, and the district of Kannur to the south. Kasargod is also known as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills, and beaches.
History of Kasargod
The history of Kasargod dates back to the period of the Vijayanagara Empire, which was a powerful South Indian empire that ruled from the 14th to the 17th century. During this period, Kasargod was a part of the Tulu Nadu region and was ruled by the Keladi Nayakas of Karnataka. Later, in the 18th century, the district came under the rule of the British East India Company. After India gained independence from British rule, Kasargod became a part of the newly-formed state of Kerala in 1956.
Geography of Kasargod
Kasargod is a coastal district with a total area of 1,992 square kilometers. The district has a long coastline of 29 km and is known for its beautiful beaches. The district is located at a latitude of 12.5° N and longitude of 75.0° E. It has an average elevation of 19 meters above sea level. The district is surrounded by the Western Ghats on the east, which are known for their rich biodiversity.
Climate of Kasargod
The climate of Kasargod is tropical monsoon, with heavy rainfall from June to September. The average annual rainfall in the district is around 3,300 mm. The district experiences a hot and humid climate during the summer months of March to May, with temperatures ranging from 30°C to 35°C. The winter season, from December to February, is relatively cooler, with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 28°C.
Tourist Attractions in Kasargod
Kasargod is a popular tourist destination in Kerala and is known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Some of the popular tourist attractions in the district are:
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