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Kerala tourism Guide



Thiruvananthapuram is ruled by the South West Monsoon, resulting in a tropical monsoon climate. It is flanked by Western Ghats and Laccadive Sea, and thus there is a wide variety of flora and fauna in the Ghats region, making it an ideal tourist destination.

About Beemapally

The mosque dedicated to Beema Beevi is situated at Beemapally in Thiruvananthapuram. The mosque is the first to hold Juma prayers in India and second in the world. It is also famous for the Uroos festival which is conducted every year in remembrance of Beema Beevi.

The mosque is quite large, and its architecture is typical to that of other mosque. It has many minarets and domes, and sits in the middle of a bustling city. The colour of the masjid is hot pink, making it stand out among other mosques. It is considered to be one of the beautiful in the country.

Tourism of Kerala has listed Beemapally Mosque as a must-visit site when visiting Kerala. The mosque receives a large number of people irrespective of their caste and religion, making it very unique.

History or Myth

The mosque at Beemapally, Trivandrum is named after Syedunnisa Beema Beevi, who is believed to be a relative of the Prophet. Around the time when Malik Ibn Deenar arrived India, Beema Beevi along with her son arrived from Mecca. She was a very spiritual woman, who possessed supernatural powers. She could cure any kind of illness, and helped people irrespective of their religion or caste. The mosque was built in homage to her.

Tips or precaution

  • Visit during the 10-day Uroos festival.
  • Keep an eye out while landing at the airport, since the mosque might be visible.

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Beemapally mosque is only 7 Kilometres away from the Trivandrum International airport.
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystation is Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station(6 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Bus service is available from all the places in Kerala and luxury buses are available from most of the South Indian cities.

Highlights or specialities

  • Magnificent structure
  • Pink coloured mosque
  • Receives people of all caste and creed


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