Kodungalloor in Kerala is famous small town which has Masjid, Temples and the remnants of Kerala history which attract the tourists. The Tour to Kodungalloor will reveal about its historic past which once used to be a famous port of the Kerala Rulers. Kodungalloor is a famous backwater destination. The Greek called it the Muziris. This was the place where St. Thomas had landed. While on a Tour to Kodungalloor tourists also love to know about the history of the place. Kodungalloor in Kerala was an important port and was referred as Muziris by the Greek. The Greeks, Romans and Jews have been to Kodungalloor during that period. The most famous name that is associated with Kodungalloor in Kerala is St. Thomas. He came there to preach Christianity. It was the also the capital of the Chera ruler in the 7th century A.D.
Places to see around Kodungalloor:
* St. Thomas Church:
It is believed that St. Thomas had landed in Kodungalloor during 52 A.D. The St. Thomas Church still is a silent witness to the bygone times and houses the ancient relics. In Kodungalloor he had established the first Christian Church in India.
* Kodungalloor Bhagwati Temple:
The Bhagwati Temple at Kodungalloor is famous throughout Kerala. The temple is more popular because of the Bharani Festival at the Kodungalloor Bhagwati Temple. One can witness a number of oracles during the festivities of the Bhagwati Temple.
* Juma Masjid:
The Juma Masjid in Kodungalloor resembles a Hindu Temple and was earlier made of wood. Built in 629 A.D this is the first mosque in India where the Juma prayers were held.
The best time to take a tour to Kodungalloor is from August to March. The nearest Airport to Kodungalloor, Trivandrum Airport is 119 km away & the nearest Railway Station, Thiruvalla is 5 km away.