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Kerala tourism Guide

Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

The region is landlocked by the different districts of Kerala. Kottayam is situated in the basin of Meenachil River and of Vembanad backwaters, thus making it an ideal tourist destination. Various kinds of exotic flora and fauna are found here, that are rarely spotted in other places. The district is influenced by the South West Monsoons and experiences a very humid climate.

About Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

Thanzhangathady Juma Masjid is situated in the Kottayam district of Kerala. It has recently been added as a Heritage Zone of the state because of its splendid structure and its historical significance. The mosque lies on the banks of Meenachil River. The picturesque location attracts a lot of tourists to the mosque.

The architecture of the mosque is also noteworthy. It has the architecture of traditional Kerala temples, with no domes or minarets. It is mostly made of wood, and consists of many engravings and carvings on the pillars and roof. The artwork of the mosque is another added attraction for the tourists, since the mosque has regal look about it.

The government of Kerala has declared the mosque as a protected monument. It is also known as Taj Juma Masjid, and the mausoleums of Malik Ibn Deenar and the architect of the mosque is located next to the church.

History or Myth

The Juma Masjid at Thazhathangadi is considered as one of the oldest mosques in India. Malik Ibn Deenar first introduced the Islamic religion in India, starting from Kerala. He began his work as a trader, and later, along with the help of Cheraman Perumal, he began spreading the Islamic faith. He led a group of men and built a large number of mosques in various parts of Kerala and Karnataka, and Thazhanthangadi Juma Masjid is one of them.

Tips or precaution

  • No pets allowed.
  • The mosque closes early, by 8 PM.
  • The mosque is open during public holidays also.

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Thazhathangady Juma Masjid is only 90 Kilometres away from the Cochin International airport(Nedumbasserry).
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Kottayam Railway Station is a major railhead that is closest to the mosque.(4 Kilometers).
  • bus
    The town is connected to other major parts of Kerala by different state highways, which in turn are connected by national highways to other major cities.

Highlights or specialities

  • Incredible architecture
  • Rich in history
  • Splendid locality
  • Wonderful tourist destination


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