Gitanjali Heritage at Bekal Kasargod

Gitanjali Heritage,
Address: Panayal PO, Bekal, Kasaragod Dist, Kerala, PIN-671318.
Star Rating: Resort
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“Athithi Devo Bhava” is a saying in Sanskrit the ancient Indian language, which means “guests are equivalent to gods”. The hosts Mr. Jagannath and his family has really imbibed this saying and have opened his house to travelers from far and wide, extending them a hearty and warm welcome.

Gitanjali Heritage is situated in an exotic location in Kasaragod, the nothern district in Kerala. Place renowned for its backwaters and Bekal Fort. This place has become one of the favorite hubs for tourists.Surrounded by paddy fields, the home really transcends you to an ethereal world. It was dream to support tourism and related activities. Well supported by his family, his dream was accomplished in the year 2002, when they set up “Gitanjali Heritage” for tourists who are really interested in exploring nature. Gitanjali Heritage gives you a first hand experience of Malabar cuisine and hospitality.

It is classified as a heritage homestay,under the Grihasthali scheme of Kerala Tourism Deptartment. Gitanjali Heritage, the sixty five year old home, earlier known as Kodoth house,combines the legacy of Kerala heritage, is a two storied home, 3100sq.ft in area. It has single and double bedrooms with modern amenities. Its three large living halls will give one a taste of traditional Kerala home, making it ideal for business meetings too.

Panayal has a rich and varied cultural history. The many “Tharavadus”, original centres of clans with their ” Theyyam “, the oldest ritualistic temple art form in India and one of the most spectacular in terms of artistry and symbolism. Theyyam literally means a form or shape, which is usually the representation of a divine or heroic character from mythology.Yakshagana, a classical art form of Karnataka is very common in Kasaragod. We offer you a chance to enjoy the heritage of our place. There is an ancient fort in Panayal contemporary to the Bekal, shows the historical significance of the place.

We offer you a chance to experience the true heritage of our place, a provincial headquarter of early rulers and the many taravadus(central homes of communities). There was an ancient fort in Panayal contemporary to the Bekal, shows the historical significance of the place. The Shiva Temple here, noted for its red brick ” Gopurams ” and “Chuttu Mathil” has an important place in the social and spiritual life of the village people. Apparently this was rebuilt by late Kookal Chindan Nair, the original owner of Gitanjali Heritage.

Picture galley

Facilities
During stay, one can certainly enjoy the varied natural surroundings ,lush green fields with variety of crops and vegetables cultivated round the year. Arrangements will be made for Ayurvedic rejuvenation and relaxation therapies on request.Professional assistance for practicing Yoga and Reiki will be made available during stay. Glimpses of Indian astrology ,horoscope etc can also be made available at the heritage.The heritage boasts of a luscious green jogging path. Internet facilities are also available at the heritage.Conducted tours can also be arranged for the tourists.

Rooms
Our home has 3 spacious and well-furnished bedrooms with attached bathrooms. The rooms are hygienic and have all the modern amenities for your comfort. There is 24-hour supply of both hot and cold water. The parlour overlooking the fields is the best place to have a tranquil moment. Gitanjali Heritage is a home stay, a place where you can indulge in yourself.

Cuisine
Traditional Kerala cuisine is served as per your order. Only farm fresh and organic products are used for cooking.

Ayurveda
Traditional ayurvedic massage (provided only on request) to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body, a total holistic healing.

Theyyams & Nature walk
We assist guests to plan and arrange the local tours especially to the local Theyyam ritual centers ,backwater /houseboat cruises and other attractions here. You can have a first hand experience of the fields grown in Kasaragod through the nature walk. Swimming, Fishing and rowing a raft in a natural pond just a stone’s throw away.

Houseboat Stay
Spend your holidays at Bekal Boat Stay, on a luxurious houseboat enjoying the greenary of our beaches and islands,an incredibly different experience to cruise in the backwaters in country boats, absorbing the beauty of the river and its banks.

Pick up and drop facility
We also provide pick and drop facility on prior information.

Games
Spacious and well lit court allows you to enjoy a game of badminton whenever you yearn for some physical activity. We provide various indoor games also for relaxation like chess, caroms, scrambles, monopoly.

Internet
Internet facility is available at Gitanjali Heritage for the convenience of the tourists.

Books
A good number of books on Indian philosophy ,mythology etc. is available for reference. internet facility is available at Gitanjali Heritage for the convenience of the tourists.

Traditional Art Forms
One can enjoy traditional arts like “Yaksha Gana”(similar to Kathakali),”Poorakali” and “Kolkali” and martial art form of Kerala “Kalarippayattu” round the year while here.

How to Reach
Gitanjali Heritage is located at Panayal, Kasaragod district of North Kerala. A picturesque landscape, the place is well connected by both private and state buses. The heritage can be accessed by road and rail.The nearest railway stations are Kasaragod (20 Kms north) and Kanhangad, 16 kms to the south. The nearest airport is Mangalore(65 kms), connecting daily to Mumbai, Bangalore & Chennai. Kozhikode, 178 Kms to the south is the second nearest airport followed by Kochi.

By Raod
Kasaragod 15 Km
Kanhangad 15 Km
Mangalore 65 Km
Kannur 80 Km
Kozhikode 144 Km

By Rail
Kasaragod Railway Station 15 Km
Kanhangad Railway Station 15 Km

By Air
Mangalore Airport 83 Km
Kozhikode Airport 172

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