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Chembitta Palli



Chembitta Palli, also known as Kochangadi Juma-ath Palli, is located at Kochangadi area of Mattancherry in Kochi, Ernakulam District. Dating back to the year 926 on the Hijra calendar, it is one of the most famous and ancient mosques in Kerala. It is said that the land for the construction of the mosque was given by the then king of Kochi. Syed Moulana Bukhari Thangal, who hailed from Kavaratti in Lakshadweep, was the main person behind the renovation of the mosque. The name of the mosque became Chembitta Palli because the ceiling of the main hall is laid with copper ('chembu' in Malayalam) sheets. It is now protected as a heritage building.

Mattancherry Palace and Jain Temple are nearby attractions. There are frequent bus and boat services to Mattancherry. The boats start from the Main Boat Jetty near Subash Park in Ernakulam Town. Cochin International Airport is 20 km from Ernakulam, which is 10 km from Mattancherry. Ernakulam Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead.



Updated on 30th January, 2016
District: Ernakulam
Location: Ernakulam

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