Green and beautiful, a little effaced by the historic Bekal Fort and beach, Chithari is still a virgin destination. It is situated near Kanhangad in Kasargod the northern most district of Kerala. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. A district with a rare and different beauty, Kasargod is poised for growth in the area of tourism. Karargod is known as the land of Gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful seashores.
The fort at Bekal is the largest and the best preserved. Kasargod offers a variety of patterns in temple architecture. Chithari island is a part of the Bekal tourism project and is accessible only by boat.
The unique style of Madhur Maha Ganapathi Temple, a typical Kerala style of historic Malik Deenar Great Juma Masjid and many other structures speaks in silence with the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Flanked by the forest-covered Western Ghats in the east, Arabian Sea in the west, Talapadi and Trikaripur, demarcating the north and south, Kasargod has grey rocks and barren land amidst dense vegetation, calm lagoons and coconut palms on the coastal belt.
Nearest railway station: Kanhangad, about 5 km
Nearest airport: Mangalore, about 50 km; Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 200 km.