Kasaragod is situated at the extreme northern tip of Kerala over looking Arabian sea. The name, Kasaragod, is said to be derived from the word Kusirakood meaning Nuxvomica forests (Kanjirakuttom). Kasaragod district was formed on May 24, 1984, by combining Kasaragod taluk and Hosdurg taluk.
Kasaragod is known as the land of Gods, beaches, , rivers, hills and forts. Boarders of Kasaragod are west Arabian sea,north east Karnataka and south kannur.Kasaragod is a land of temples, mosques and churches. The main tree religions of kasaragod are Hindu, Muslims and Christians.Kasargod is rich in folk-culture, visual arts and festivals. some of them are Theyyam, Kolkali,Daff mutt,Mappila patt,Poorakkali, Yakshaganam, Kallampattu,Porattu, Oppana, Mappillapattu, Cock-fight etc. Most of the peoples of Kasaragod are farmers. The important crop raised are Areca nut, Coconuts ,Rubber, Paddy,Cashew,Pepper,Vegitables,Tapioca,Banana,Tobacco etc. Mlayalam, Kannada, Tulu, English, Hindi,Konkani are the major languages of the district. There are 12 rivers in the districts,they are Chandragri ,Manjeshwara, Mogral, Shrirya, Kvvayi, Kumbala, Kalanad, Bekal, Kariyankod, Uppla, Chithari,Nileshwar.
NH 17 passes through this district and covers major towns. From north it leads to Managalore and south it leads to Kannur districts. Nearest Airports are Mangalore 70km and Calicut 200km.Right time to visit for the tourist is in between September and January. The temperature falls in between 23oc and 32oc.