Basic information

Head quarters

1992 sq km

Hindu, Muslim, Christian


Population Density
604 persons/sq km


Came into existence
May 24, 1984


Revenue Division

Tourist attractions
Bakel Fort, Kanhangad Beach, Chandragiri etc

13 m above sea level

Telephone code

kasaragod Kasaragod is the northernmost district of Kerala. There are various conclusions about the origin of the name Kasaragod. Some believe that it is formed from two Sanskrit words ‘Kaasara’ which means a lake and ‘Kroda’ meaning place where treasure lies. Another belief is that it is because of the presence of the Kaasaraka trees in abundance that the district got its name.

Kasaragod district is surrounded by Karnataka state in the North and East, Kannur district in the South and Arabian Sea in the West. Long back Kasaragod was called by the Arabs as Harkwillia. The north part of Kasaragod was believed to be the part of Tuluva kingdom while the southern part was under the control of the Chirakkal royal family.

Even though Malayalam is the administrative language here, there are several other languages spoken by different sections of the people. The Malayalam gets influenced by the local Muslim language. The other languages spoken here are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada etc. and some languages without scripts are also spoken.

The land is covered with beautiful coconut trees, small hills, streams etc. There are many rivers flowing through this district. Chandragiri River is the longest among the rivers that flow through Kasaragod. Some other river includes Kariankod, Shiriya, Uppala, Mogral etc. Some of the important tourist attractions here include Bekal fort, Valiyaparamba backwaters, Chandragiri fort etc. There is a man made forest here which is the only such type in Kerala called as Kareem forest park at Parappa. Kasaragod district is rich in natural vegetation and has a variety of flora and fauna. There are many wildlife sanctuaries here which include Malom wildlife sanctuary, Adoor wildlife sanctuary, Parappa wildlife sanctuary, Kammadam sacred grove wildlife sanctuary etc.

Here the main religious communities are Muslims, Hindus and Christians. There are many pilgrim centers in Kasaragod which include Ananthapura Lake Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Adoor Temple, Madhur Temple, Malik Deenar mosque, Mallam Temple, Bela church etc. Many fairs and festivals are also conducted and annual festivals are held in temples, mosques and churches. Besides there are many folk arts and fairs such as Buffalo Race, Cock fights, Poorakkali etc.

There are necessary number of schools and colleges here including an Engineering College also. Kasaragod is well connected to other places by roadways and railways.

The main occupation of the people here is agriculture and the crops cultivated include rubber, cashew, ginger etc. Fishing and Animal husbandry are other fields in which the people are engaged in.  There are many small scale industries here and there are no major industries at present.

How to get there

Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…
Ph : 123456

Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…
Ph : 123456

Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…
Ph : 123456