Kerala

Odathil Palli – Heritage Mosque in Thalassery Town

Odathil Palli is an age-old mosque in the heart of Thalassery town. The architecture has a distinctive style which is commonly found in mosques in Kerala. Odathil Palli was reportedly built in 1806. Moosakakka Keyi was the man behind construction of the mosque. The palli or mosque is not easily visible from the road as it is behind a gate which has a padippura on top. Padippura is a traditional arched gateway on a path leading to the main building

Odathil Palli; mosque; palli; Thalassery; Tellicherry; Kerala; uasatish; copper clad roof;
Exterior of Odathil Palli with Copper-Clad Roof
Architecture of the Mosque

The architecture of the mosque shows none of the …

Kappad Beach near Kozhikode

Kappad Beach; Kozhikode; Kerala; beach; sea; sand; trees; uasatish; sky;
Kappad Beach

The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed in Kappad Beach in 1498. He was the first European to reach India by sea. He came to establish a trade route between his native Portugal and the Malabar coast. Kerala has always been famous for its spices and that was also the main reason why ancient traders followed the ‘spice route. There was strong demand in Europe for …