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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

About Kasaragod

Kasaragod is the northernmost district of Kerala and world renowned for its coir and hand loom industries. The district has a coastline of around 293 kilometers and that why the livelihood of Kasaragod people mainly depends on fisheries. The district is popular with the forts, rivers, hillocks, beaches and shrines here. The Kasaragod District is uniquely known for its Multi-Linguistic Culture and it is the best example for the "Linguistic Harmony". Around 7 major languages are spoken in this district excluding the tribal languages. The districts recognized administrative languages are Malayalam, and Kannada. Tulu, Beary bashe and Konkani are also widely used. Besides these Marathi, Urdu and Hindi are also spoken here. The district has a rich cultural heritage. The leading temples and mosques here show the architectural beauty of past generations. Kasaragod was once an important port in the Malabar region. Having a rich cost line most of the people ruled this region made Kasaragod an important military basement. The largest fort in Kerala, Bakel is located at Kasaragod and once this was the military headquarters certain dynasties. The economy of Kasaragod district mainly depends on fisheries. Tourism also plays an important role in district economy. The coir and hand loom industries and agriculture are the other revenue earning industries here. The district has a very rich cultural heritage. Several folk arts like Theyyam, Kolkali, poorakkali, mangalam kali, maruthkali, Yakshagana, Oppana, Kolkalli, Dauf muttal, Mogral etc are originated and nourished in this region. Kasaragod town lies on the path of NH-17. It is well connected by road to Cannanore (Kannur), Bengaluru, Mangalore, Calicut etc. Kasaragod is well connected by rail to parts of India such as Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, Cannanore, Mangalore, Goa, Surat, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Jammu Tawi, Kanyakumari etc. through domestic and express trains. Nearest Airport is at Mangalore, which is 50 kilometers away. The airport Karipur, Kozhikode is 220 kilometers away.


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