Bekal is a coastal town in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. It’s known for 17th-century Bekal Fort, built in the shape of a keyhole, which has red-brick towers overlooking the Arabian Sea. Adjoining the fort is Mukhyaprana Temple, dedicated to the Hindu monkey god, Hanuman. Sandy Bekal Beach stretches southwards. North of the town, peaceful Kappil Beach adjoins the backwaters of the Kappil River.