Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid


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Distance (From Kottayam Railway Station): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 Kms from Kottayam Railway Station, Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in India built around 10th century.

Situated on the banks of Meeachil River, it was built by Habib Dinar, son of Malik Dinar who introduced Islam in the country. This magnificent mosque is famous for its rich architecture & wooden carvings, constructed in typical Kerala Architecture. The Government of Kerala has declared it as one of the protected monuments of the state.

The sacred well of the mosque differs from those of other Islamic places of worship. The well has stone steps resembling the steps noticed in most of the temples of India.