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Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kondungallur

 Summer: 23 °C to 37 °C 

·  Winter: 17 °C to 20 °C 
·  Monsoon: June to July

Best time to visit:  August to April

Opening Time: 05:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: 

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  N/A
Cheraman Juma Masjid is very unique as it is the first mosque to be built in Indian subcontinent for Juma prayers. It is a spectacular structure which was inspired from Hindu art and architecture. One of the remarkable factors of this mosque is unlike other mosques face the direction of the Mecca, this one faces the East.

This elegant mosque displays the strong bond between Hindus and Muslims in olden days since it follows the Hindu tradition of lightening a brass oil lamp. The oil for the lamp is however, contributed by different visitors on auspicious occasions.

This remarkable structure can be visited by people from any religion but only male visitors are allowed to enter the mosque with prior permission. In this thousand years old mosque, lies a marble block which is considered to be sacred since it has been brought from Mecca.


Road: Cheraman Juma Masjid can be reached easily by road. Many private and government bus services are available from major states of Kerala like Ernakulum (about 34 km.), Thrissur (about 50 km.) and Kochi (about 43 km.). Several taxis and auto rickshaws ply regularly to and from the mosque.

Railway: Thrissur Railway Station (about 37km.) and Ernakulum Railway Station (about 39 km.) are the nearest rail head to reach Cheraman Juma Masjid comfortably.

Airway: Nearest airport to reach Cheraman Juma Masjid is Cochin International Airport (about 29 km.). Regular flights from major cities are available to reach this place. Buses and private cabs can be hired for reaching the mosque from the airport.