• February 2024
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Shimmering Lifelines of Kasaragod

Its Guardian Rivers

Kasaragod’s geography is as diverse as its history, characterized by the winding rivers that traverse the expanse. The Western Ghats have bestowed Kasaragod with beautiful mountain ranges creating a haven for a wide array of flora and fauna. The region offers sanctuary to exotic birds and animals making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. The rich network of rivers, mountains and wildlife underpins the ecological and economic fabric of Kasaragod, framing a landscape where history and nature intertwine to tell a story of beauty, resilience and co-existence. 

The name is Kasargod is believed to be derived from the word ‘Kasaragod’ which means ‘Nest of Kasaraka’, a reference to the trees that once densely populated the region. Historically known as ‘Harkwillia’ by the British, Kasaragod’s past is marked by the role of various dynasties from the ancient Kolathiris to the Vijayanagara empire and later the British Raj, each leaving an indelible mark on its cultural and architectural heritage.

rivers in Kasaragod

Kasaragod’s rivers are the veins through which the lifeblood of culture, tradition and economy flows. Here in this land of linguistic diversity and cultural opulence, the story of human and nature’s symphony is narrated by the gentle flow of the Chandragiri, the serene whispers of the Kariankod and their kin. BDC Bekal, heralded as the best domestic tour operator in India invites intrepid souls to come on a trip to Kasaragod where rivers reveal stories of the past and visions of the present and stories of life that has flourished on the banks of these rivers.

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How many rivers are there in Kasargod?

Twelve majestic rivers weave their paths in Kasaragod, each telling a story of beauty and charm unique to their course. Among these glistering waterways, the Chandragiri river claims the crown as the longest, embarking on its journey from the serene heights of Pattimala in Coorg. It meanders gracefully for 105 kilometers, cradling the essence of the land, until it meets the land at Thalangara, Kasaragod. Like threads of silver, these twelve rivers embroider deep valleys into the fabric of Kasaragod, sketching  a breathtaking panorama that captures the essence of its natural splendor.

For geography lovers, here is a list of Kasaragod’s shimmering lifelines.

River Start Point End Point Length (Kilometers) Sea it runs into
Chandragiri Kodagu, Karnataka Thalangara, Kasaragod 105 Arabian Sea
Manjeshwaram River Balappooni Hills Uppala, Kasaragod 16
Kariankode Padinalkad Ghat Reserve Forest, Karnataka Thuruthy, Neeleshwaram 64 Arabian Sea
Shiriya Anegundi Reserve Forest, Dakshina Kannada  Shiriya, Kasaragod 67 Arabian Sea
Mogral Karadka Reserve Forest, Kasaragod  Mogral Puthur, Kasaragod 34 Arabian Sea
Neeleshwaram Western Ghats, Karnataka Thuruthy, Kasaragod 56 Kavvayi Backwaters 
Uppala Dakshina Kannada Uppala, Kasaragod 50 Arabian Sea
Chittari Iriya Punnur, Kasaragod Ajanur Estuary, Kasaragod 25 Arabian Sea
Kudumbur Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka Periya, Kasargod NA Chandragiri River 
Perumba Thimiry, Kannur Splits into two tributaries at Kunjimangalam 51 Northern tributary flows into the Kavvayi Estuary. Southern tributary flows into the Arabian Sea.
Kavvayi Cheemeni Kunnu, Kasargod Kavvayi Backwaters 23 Kavvayi Backwaters
Kumbla Puthige Panchayat, Anadipalla, Kasaragod Kumbla, Kasaragod 12 Arabian Sea

Rivers of Kasaragod: Supporting Ecosystems 

All these rivers with their enchanting course through Kasargod’s north and south are a bastion of biodiversity. Some of them with their mangrove ecosystems are not just visually striking but they are also crucial for survival of numerous fish species, many of which are integral to the local diet and economy. Conservation of these mangroves have opened new avenues for ecotourism offering a sustainable economic model that benefits both the community and the environment. These rivers are also reminders of the importance of preserving natural habitats demonstrating how conservation can co-exist with economic growth. Paddy fields and vegetable farms along the banks of some of these rivers provide for the nourishment of the community. The rivers play a critical role in the rural economy enabling the community to thrive on the bounty.

Kayaking and Canoeing in Kasaragod

The rivers of Kasaragod are indispensable to Kasaragod’s cultural identity, ecological balance and economic prosperity. The stories of these rivers intertwine with the lives of those who dwell along their banks, serving as a call to action for their preservation. Sustainable management and conservation efforts are paramount to ensuring these rivers continue to flow not just as carriers of water but as carriers of life, heritage, and future opportunities. Let’s protect these natural treasures for they are the legacy we leave for generations to come.

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River Tourism: Flowing Wonders in the Enchanting River Trails

This rich district, in nature’s embrace, offers new vistas of breathtaking beauty. The place is a haven for those who seek solace in the arms of nature and thrill in the pulse of adventure. River tourism in Kasaragod is not merely about the destination, but also about the myriad experiences that await you. Whether it is the peaceful backwaters inviting you for a leisurely houseboat cruise, the secret nooks perfect for angling, or the rapids that promise an adrenaline rush with water rafting, Kasaragod has something for every wayfarer. As the sun dips low, painting the sky with hues of orange and purple, a river cruise in Kasargod becomes an ethereal experience.  Kasaragod promises both tranquility and thrill, etching the essence of Kasaragod forever in your heart.

Embrace the Aqua with a Trip to Kasaragod’s Rivers:

BDC Bekal emerges as your premiere guide to an aquatic adventure. Imagine gliding across the water on a sleek jet ski, the wind in your hair, and the sprays of the sea on your skin. Imagine going on a kayaking journey through peaceful backwaters where the only sounds you will hear are the gentle lapping of the water and the distant call of seabirds.

Dive deep into the heart of nature with BDC Bekal’s exclusive boat tours and houseboat experiences. Think about this, you enjoy floating gently down the river in a luxurious houseboat. Such moments of magic are made effortless with houseboat booking with BDC Bekal, the best domestic tour operator in India. BDC Bekal ensures every detail of your journey is curated for your comfort and delight. Take a trip to Kasargod to experience this magic first-hand. 

Enchanting retreats where the rivers embrace the sea:

Located at the serene confluence where the river gently meets the Arabian sea, Vivanta by Taj Bekal and Lalit Bekal are jewels in the crown of Kerala’s breathtaking landscapes. These resorts are more than just destinations, they are places where the whispers of the river and the songs of the sea converge, creating a symphony of nature’s tranquility. 

Vivanta by Taj Bekal, with its distinctive Kettuvallam houseboat-inspired architecture, sprawls across a landscape adorned with the gentle caress of river waters on one side and the soothing lull of ocean waves on the other. Lalit Bekal stands as proof of luxury amidst nature, offering a panoramic vista where the horizon is painted with the hues of the river’s embrace and the sea’s vast expanse. These resorts set against the backdrop of lush greenery and the untouched beauty of Bekal, invite travelers to step into a world where time slows down.

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As the best domestic tour operator in Kerala, BDC Bekal invites you to experience the magic of Kasaragod’s rivers. Whether it is kayaking down the serene waters or going on a cultural tour along the banks of the rivers, or simply soaking in the tranquil beauty of the place, the rivers of Kasaragod offer something for each one of you. Choose a tour package to Bekal that meets your requirements. Whatever your budget and however you prefer to travel – by train, by air, or by road, BDC Bekal can help you with it all. Simply unwind with soothing vibes of nature to your aid. 

Book a trip to Kasaragod with BDC Bekal to experience a hospitality that matches the geographical splendor of the place.  

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