Forts and Palaces

Kumbla Fort or Arikady Fort

Kumbla Fort or Arikady Fort

Kumbla Fort or Arikady Fort

Arikady Fort or Kumbla Fort is the ultimate destination for tourists who want to digress from the usual popular tourist destinations and seek out unique spots.

Located 13 km away from Kasaragod town near the NH-66 highway, this monument was built around the year 1600. This little circular-shaped fort with a steep slope to the top is believed to have been created during the reign of Tipu Sultan. According to legends, the Nayakas of Keladi, who also erected the regal Bekal Fort, are said to have constructed it. They were a tiny yet significant reigning dynasty in post-medieval Karnataka, India. Arikady Hanuman Temple is located at the base of this fort.

Excavations by many expert groups including the University of Kerala's Department of Archaeology have unearthed a large hall and many other surprises from under the ground including roof tiles, local pottery, Chinese pottery and lead bullets. This place has a captivating charm owing to its antiquity. The watchtower offers a breathtaking view of the greenery around. It is also recommended as a good place to take a break while driving through the highway.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Kumbla Bus Stand, about 1.3 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Kumbla Railway Station, about 1.5 km
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By Air
By Air
Mangalore International Airport, about 46 km
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