- Kanhangad played a vital role when Vijayanagara kings invaded Kumbala and Tulunadu in 1345. In 1731 Somasekhara Naik reconstructed the Hosdurg Fort at Kanhangad.
- Shivappa Nayaka popularly known as Keladi Shivappa Nayaka from Nayaka Community and successors of the Vijayanagara Empire in the coastal and Malnad (hill) districts of Karnataka. Having conquered the Kannada coast, he marched down to Kasargod region of modern Kerala and installed a pillar of victory at Nileshwar. The forts of Chandragiri, Bekal and Mangalore were built by Shivappa Nayaka.
- Several thatched huts were made for the workers near the fort. A lot of thatched huts made for the shelter of workers became a slum (cheri). Gradually the land became Kottacheri. (Kotta means fort and cheri, slum)
- A.C.Kannan Nair, Vidwan P Kelu Nair, K. Kelappan and KT Kunhiraman Nambiar are some of the popular freedom fighters from Kanhangad.
- A grand reception arranged at Kanhangad railway station to honour Mahatma Gandhi as he passed through Kanhangad on 26 October 1929.
- Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru addressed a public meeting in 1957 at Hosdurg, Kanhangad now also known as Nehru Maidan or Nehru Mandap.
- Mahakavi P. Kunhiraman Nair in Bellikoth near Kanhangad renowned Malayalam poet whose works romanticised the natural beauty of his home state of Kerala.
- Bekal Fort served as an important military station of Tipu Sultan when he led the great military expedition to capture Malabar. The death of Tipu Sultan in Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in 1799 saw the end of Mysorean control and subsequently the fort came under the British East India Company.
- Kanhangad Railway station (Station Code KZE) is the nearest railway station for Kanhangad and it connects north to Kasaragod and Mangalore and south to Nileshwar, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery formerly Tellicherry, Kozhikode or Calicut, Guruvayur Thrissur, Kochi, Alleppy, Thiruvananthapuram and neighboring states like Tamil Nadu.
- Private Buses and KSRTC buses plying in the city connects to surrounding areas or cities.
Mangalore Airport and Kozhikode Airport are the nearest airport for the city. Kannur airport is proposed and once it start functioning thenMangalore Airport and Kannur airport will be the nearest airport.
- Mathoth Shri Vishnu Temple, Kanhangad South
- Karpooreswara Temple Hosdurg Kanhangad
- Laxmi Venkateshwara Temple Hosdurg Kanhangad
- Mariyamma Temple Hosdurg Kanhangad
- Sre Krishna Mandir Hosdurg Kanhangad
- Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple Near Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Athiyambur Kanhangad
- Sri Madiyan Koolom Temple Madiyan Kanhangad
- Mukhyaprana Temple of Hanuman Bekal, Kanhangad
- Sree Madanantheswara Sidhivinayaka Temple Madhur Kasaragod
- Trikkanad Temple near Bekal
Backwaters and Beachesin Kanhangad
Hosdurg Beach: The beach is located around 5 Km fromSri Bhagawan Nityananda Ashram.
- Pallikere Beach: The beach is located near Bekal fort and it is 1 Km from Bekal Fort. There are entertainment park for kids where animals like Horse and Camel are available and also entertainment like Kids Rollercoaster, Dancing Chair etc available. It is a good spot for spending an evening with family.
- Valiyaparamba backwaters: Valiyaparamba backwaters is a beautiful place to go near Bekal and you get house boat facilities and also small boats, boating to enjoy the backwaters at a leisurely pace .
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