Odathil Mosque

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  • Address: Thlassery, Kannur, Kerala, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Initially owned by the Dutch as a sugarcane garden and later changed hands and went to the British East India Company, it is locally known as the Odathil Palli or the Garden Mosque. There was a man then called Musakaka who belonged to the Keyi Family of Thalaserry and worked for the British. He was very honest and trustworthy and thus loved by all. The British once decided to reward his honesty and loyalty and thus decided to gift him the sugar garden as his reward. It was him who constructed the mosque in ‘Karimbin Odam’ which means sugarcane plantation and thus the Mosque came to be known as the Odathil.

The temple had copper plate roofing with gold dome in minor. These are similar to the styles of Brahmonical tradition. There was opposition arising against the use of a gold dome as it was a privilege enjoyed by the Hindu temples. The king Zamorin granted permission for the gold dome which shows the high level of secularity. All Muslims can pray here and the adjoining crematorium can be used only by the people of the Keyi Family.

This is a place which is still used for worship and the domes are of gold and a copper alloy. There is a pretty garden adjoining the mosque as well. The best feature is the traditional Keralite architectural style. The temple is located in the heart of Tellicherry. It has three entrances all connected to the main roads.

  • Non Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the mosque.

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  • Odathil Mosque Address: Thlassery, Kannur, Kerala, India
  • Odathil Mosque Timing: 24-hrs
  • Odathil Mosque Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Odathil Mosque(preferred time): 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Odathil Mosque: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 54.63% of people who visit Kannur include Odathil Mosque in their plan

  • 42.11% of people start their Odathil Mosque visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Odathil Mosque

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Odathil Mosque

People normally club together Muzhapillangad Beach and Dharmadam Island while planning their visit to Odathil Mosque.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • In the heart of Thalassery stands the 200-year-old Odathil Palli and the Garden Mosque. The site of the Odathil Palli used to be a sugarcane garden of the Dutch. It changed hands to the British-owned East India Company. The highlights of Odathil Palli are that it has the typical Kerala architecture, and it is in the heart of Tellicherry. The crown on the roof is made of gold. The mosque is still in use for worship today. The masjid has mainly three entrance. First one is through main gate near Thalassery old Bus-stand. Next one is through Logans Road, and third is the entrance through backyard of the building which connected to OV Road. Odathil Palli Mosque is Unlike other mosques, it has the architectural style of a traditional Kerala temple. Built by a rich Arab merchant, this ancient mosque also lacks in minarets and domes. Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter this mosque. Pilgrims can enjoy the exquisite woodwork on the pillars and walls of this pilgrim center. The roof of this mosque is covered with copper sheets. The nearest railway station, Thalasserry is only half kilometers away from this mosque. Kozhikode International Airport is around 96 kilometers from this Muslim pilgrimage center

  • Amazing prayer and antique architecture...Friday prayer available

  • Historic place , must visit

  • Old mosque. Feel good.

  • In the heart of Thalassery stands the 200-year-old Odathil Palli and the Garden Mosque. The site of the Odathil Palli used to be a sugarcane garden of the Dutch. It changed hands to the British-owned East India Company. Moosakaka, a Muslim Keralite, was the contractor of the East India Company. Moosakaka hailed from the Keyi family of Thalassery. The Keyis were among the prominent traders of the time. Moosakaka was considered to be very honest and trustworthy. Hence, the company wanted to reward him for his loyalty. As per his request, he was given the Dutch sugar garden. Musakaka bought this land for a small price, as he did not want it free.

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