Being a city dweller and new to the district of Kasargod can get very hard. This can get even harder for people like me who have come to KL14 all the way from KL01, Thiruvananthapuram. There is, however, a liking towards Kasargod that comes in the more you explore the beautiful district.
The major challenge being the language, the slang of Malayalam used in this area is entirely different. They say Kasargod is the district where you will find people speaking in seven different languages that include Kannada and Thulu. The Kasargodian dialect may be hard to catch up with. But with time and patience, you will get to understand a bit of the slang. But the language is not a barrier as the people here are so welcoming.
You get to meet really warm-hearted people who will fill your tummies with such tasty food. The whole taste difference you experience from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargod is different. Kasargod gives you a whole twist in your tongue. Even the shape of idlis is different! You taste the same dish in slightly new flavors. There are many good restaurants and cafes to explore in this northernmost district.
The more you explore, you fall in love with this place. The Bekal Fort, Kappil Beach, Ranipuram dominates to be the favorites of the newbies in Kasargod. There are even more places to explore for instance the most unique Ananthapura lake temple, Swami Nithyanand Ashram, Bela Church and many more. The visits are worth the travel.
The best thing most newbies in Kasargod are fascinated about are the skies. The clouds form different patterns and are serene views to watch. The night sky also is fascinating for a city dweller as you get to see more stars and constellations than you see in a city.
Another notably different feature of Kasargod is fashion. The style of Kasargod remains so unique that wherever you go, you can spot Kasargodians by their dressing and clothing style. Not only limited to the clothing is this area but also known for the variety of trends in hairstyles. The openness of the youth of Kasargod to experiment and blend accordingly is simply awe-inspiring.
With more days of stay in Kasargod, you feel more attached to the place, you learn new words, you adapt to the new food styles and open up to new styles and colors. The land is simply, in the Malayali style of usage, “Pwoli!”