49 minutes ago
The Bekal Fort to most Indians, especially the generation of the 90s’ is synonymous with the song “Uyire” or “Tu Hi Re” from the movie Bombay. The song, extensively shot at Bekal Fort, has rendered a certain sense of romanticism to the monument, which ironically stands as a metaphor for battle. The fort, spread over forty acres, is the largest such in Kerala and seems to rise up from the sea, waves lashing against its impenetrable walls. Built by Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi in 1650, the fort was subsequently fortified by rulers who came after. Tipu Sultan, is said to have embarked on the military invasion of Malabar from Bekal Fort. From being a strategic military hub to lending beauty to the coastline through its majestic facade, the Bekal Fort continues to stand tall.
PC: Yoosaf Abdulla
#goulaa #bekal #fort #kerala #monuments #sandsoftime #bombaymovie #discover #history #heritage #tuhire at Bekal Fort, Kerala, India