Kasargode, is the only Kerala district that grows tobacco. It is also the largest producer of arecanut. Before the formation of Kerala, a section of the district was with South Canara of Karnataka.
Language and life style of the Kasargode is till considerably influenced by Kannada culture. A dozen rivers give life to the farming community in the district which has 77 km seashore.
Tourist Spots
Bekkal beach is being groomed as a major tourist hub in the western coast. Bekkal fort is one of the best preserved in Kerala.
Air: The nearest airport at Mangalore, 73 km away.
Rail: Kasargode, a major stop between Mangalore and Kannur.
Road : N H 17 goes through Kasargode. Kasargode-Puthoor( Karnataka) road leads to Madikkery, Mysore and Bangalore. KSRTC operates buses to Mangalore and several parts of Kerala

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