Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Despite Modifications By All Conquerors From 1650 Onward, Bekal Fort Still Guards Kerela’s Coast

Published on 24 August, 2016 at 5:47 pm By

Not much is known about the beginnings of Bekal Fort, but researchers say that the fort was most likely built up from the sea since around three fourths of its exterior is drenched and waves constantly lash against it citadel.

The fort was built by Shivappa Nayaka of Bednore in 1650 CE to better protect the port town of Bekal in Kasaragod district of Kerala. After that, its maritime importance increased under each new rule. After the defeat of the Nayakas by Haider Ali, Bekal Fort came under the Mysore kings. It went on to become an important military station of Tipu Sultan during his Malabar expedition.


Advertisement

Bekal Fort Kerala

 

While other forts built by the Ikkeri Nayakas have fallen, Bekal Fort continues to watch over Kerela’s shores. The observation port built by Tipu Sultan is no longer used to track enemy movements but it does offer a spectacular view of the coastline.



Currently in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India, the fort is being promoted as a tourist spot. Its water tank up a flight of steps is a favorite with visitors. Its winding road, which was made to deter approaching enemy troops is now pleasant winding walk. Bekal Fort also has underground passages and hideaways inside its 40-acre area.

 

Origin: SUNO


Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Latest Stories

Glamorous Avatar of Rasika Dugal, Mirzapur Actress Will Have You Drooling All Over Her Instagram Feed

Glamorous Avatar of Rasika Dugal, Mirzapur Actress Will Have You Drooling All Over Her Instagram Feed


30 Year Old Joselyn Cano Aka ‘Mexican Kim Kardashian’ Dies After Cosmetic surgery Gone Wrong

30 Year Old Joselyn Cano Aka ‘Mexican Kim Kardashian’ Dies After Cosmetic surgery Gone Wrong


Government Temporarily Suspends All Flights from UK Fears of New Covid Super-Spreader Strain

Government Temporarily Suspends All Flights from UK Fears of New Covid Super-Spreader Strain


Did You Know That Shahrukh Khan Once Removed Aishwarya Rai From Five Films?

Did You Know That Shahrukh Khan Once Removed Aishwarya Rai From Five Films?


Karan Johar Submits Reply to NCB After Receiving Notice on Party Video & You Don’t Want to Miss These Twitter Reactions

Karan Johar Submits Reply to NCB After Receiving Notice on Party Video & You Don’t Want to Miss These Twitter Reactions


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From History

Popular on The Web