1. Spectacular beach destination
Everything about Bekal is
spellbinding. The 300 year old Bekal Fort exuding an irresistible old
world charm. Enchanting landscapes of beaches, backwaters and hill
stations. Mesmerising art forms. Magical traditions... This quiet little
seaside village in the northernmost district of Kerala has every
ingredient that would go into the creation of an international standard
heritage to Kasaragod
Kasaragod, the maritime
district, was once the gateway to the Malabar Coast for
seaferers from the world over. Foreign trade and invasions down
the centuries left the land with a rich cosmopolitan culture. Besides
an eventful history, Kasaragod also boasts a tradition of vibrant
art forms. Theyyam, the oldest and most spectacular ritual art form
of India was born here.
Bekal enjoys the
advantages of Kerala
Making Bekal even more exclusive is
that it is backed by all the intrinsic advantages of Kerala - God’s
Own Country. Kerala is the breathtakingly beautiful land at the
southwestern tip of India that enjoys unique geographic features, a
pleasant climate and a rich cultural heritage. Besides, Kerala is also
well connected to the rest of the world - Three international airports,
good railway network (now with the Konkan railway line, Bombay will be
just 15 hours from Bekal) and modern communication facilities.
Excellent healthcare systems,100%
literacy and more make Kerala India’s most advanced State with the
highest physical quality of life index.
In this new millennium, Kerala is
expected to have over four lakh international arrivals every year. And
over fifty lakh domestic arrivals. Most tourists who visit Kerala come
to experience the cultural ethos of the land and the varied attractions.
The state offers the charm of the hill stations, the adventure of the
tropical jungles, the excitement of the sun-drenched beaches, the
enchantment of the backwaters, the rejuvenating Ayurvedic regimens and
of course, a rich repertoire of monuments, museums, arts, crafts and
year round colourful festivals. Truly making it a land where the season
Bekal. The right
locale for mega tourism development.
Tourism Area scheme was developed by the Government of
India to attract investments in lesser known destinations which had
immense potential to be developed as major beach destinations. Bekal was
identified as one such exclusive area. Many breathtaking virgin
beaches,an imposing fort of historical significance by the main beach,
calm and peaceful ambience, warm friendly enterprising people, two
airports within about 140 km... and acres of beautiful land that holds
unlimited promise of development.
2. Built-up infrastructure:
development at the Bekal Project site includes water supply scheme, roads,
street lighting, sanitation, solid waste disposal systems, public
amenities, communication systems and basic tourist facilities.
Some of the work completed include
Main roads, with the participation of the local bodies
Access roads to resort sites
Improvement of hospitals nearby
Studies and surveys for the master plan, railway link etc.
infrastructure developments taken up and proposed include
3. First planned, eco-friendly destination:
Bekal Project: Focus on
planned growth and sustainable tourism
The operative principle in the Bekal
Project is planned growth and the basic thrust will be on sustainable
tourism, giving due importance to location specific parameters on the
carrying capacity of the region, sustainable limits, architectural
guidelines, environmental safeguards and coastal regulations. Which in
turn will check cluttered development.
The Bekal game plan incorporates simple
and systematic stages
Development of potential sites
Strengthening of the infrastructure - roads, power, water supply and
Inviting investments from around the world
Marketing of Bekal as a destination
Coordinating development at every level.
The Bekal Tourism
Authority: Monitoring eco-friendly measures
The Bekal Tourism
Authority (BTA), has drawn up the structure plan and set guidelines for
the Bekal Project. Besides designing futuristic infrastructure, efforts
are on to ensure Bekal remains green, pristine and inviting. For this
purpose, BRDC will ensure development as per environment parameters at all
stages of development. An extensive environment management programme that
includes water management and waste disposal methods using eco-friendly
technology has also been designed, keeping in line with the eco friendly
policy of the project.
4. Investment options
Invest in the
destination of the future
Bekal is a promising world of sound
investment opportunities. Here you can invest in what will soon be
India’s well-planned beach destination and Asia’s finest. The
Bekal Project invites you to invest in the resort sites. To participate in
the development of these premium properties which will offer world class
holiday facilities, you can contact Bekal Resorts Development Corporation
Invest in India’s
first well planned destination.
The first phase of land development
i.e. levelling of ground, fencing, lighting etc., is complete and 76
hectares out of the total 137 sq. km verdant landscape is ready to be
handed over as six sites - each with its own unique attraction. These
sites of virgin waterside land and beach front are fenced to keep
encroachment or disputes at bay. And all of them lie within 15 - 20 km of
the Bekal Fort with well maintained roads that lead to the National
At these resort sites, tourism related
infrastructure will be regulated by exacting standards which will check
the mushrooming of inferior quality establishments. Backed by BRDC at
every stage of development to ensure that Bekal will grow as planned.
You can opt to take the resort sites on
long lease or participate in joint venture projects.