Nileshwaram

Nileshwaram | Kerala | India
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Nileshwaram, also known as Nileshwar, is a major town in a district called Kasaragod in the state of Kerala. The town is the cultural capital of Kasargod. The town has a rich cultural heritage with folk arts, temple festivals and sacred groves. The town is also famous for its beaches and backwaters. The nearest airport to Nileshwaram […]

Nileshwaram, also known as Nileshwar, is a major town in a district called Kasaragod in the state of Kerala. The town is the cultural capital of Kasargod. The town has a rich cultural heritage with folk arts, temple festivals and sacred groves. The town is also famous for its beaches and backwaters. The nearest airport to Nileshwaram is Mangalore at a distance of 95 kilometres from the town.When you travel to Nileshwar, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Nileshwar, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Nileshwar to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Nileshwar things to do can include exploring Nileshwar attractions and visiting the places of interest. The imposing Nieswaram Palace symbolizes of an era gone by and is a prominent cultural monument in the history of Nileshwa. This prominent, ancient temple has an eminent role in shaping  the history of Nileshwar.
The cruise through the backwaters of Nileshwar is really a nice experience. House boats of various styles are available at the Kottappuram boat jetty just 2 km from Nileshwar high way jn.(Market). This is one of the most scenic backwater stretches in Kerala. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands.

The Longest Footbridge: – The longest Footbridge of Kerala is here in Nileshwar which has a span of 400mtrs. This bridge not only connect Kottappuram to Achamthuruthi but also the Nileshwar Panchayat and Cheruvathur Panchayat. Nileshwaram palace: – This was the seat of the Nileshwar Rajas who were the rulers of this area. This Palace today functions as the folklore centre of the Dept. of Archaeology. There is a big pond at the centre of the Palace buildings, where the swimming practice and competitions are held.

Thaikadappuram Beach: – This beautiful beach is the connecting point of “Thejaswini River” and Arabian see. A vast area of white sanded beach have lot of places which can accommodate any no. of tourists. Nileshwaram is the cultural capital of the Kasaragod district. The name ‘Nileshwaram’ is said to be one of the names of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The town is home to a lot of cultural places that have folk arts, temple festivals and sacred groves. The Theyyam festival performed in many temples attracts many foreign travellers to the town. There are numerous temples built in and around the town of Nileshwaram. Tourists who visit Nileshwaram enjoy the houseboat cruise in the backwaters. The town also has two beaches named Azhithala beach and Thaikadapuram beach. The Kottancherri hills and the Nileshwar River provide good natural views. Nileshwar palace and Thekke Kovilakam are situated in the heart of Nileshwar town. The Nileshwar harbour is also a great tourist attraction. Nileshwaram also has a really long footbridge which is about 400 metres long.

Map of Nileshwaram