A Travel Guide To Joshimath

Odathil Palli, Thalassery


Odathil Palli (also known as Odathil Mosque) is 200 year old worship centre located at the centre of Thalassery. The mosque attracts devotees from all over Malabar and serves as a popular tourist destination as well.

The mosque was constructed in the early nineteenth century by a person named Moosakaka who worked as a contractor with the British East India Company. The architecture of the mosque is noteworthy for it is built in the traditional Kerala style. The golden dome of the mosque with its copper plate roofs adds to the architectural beauty of the building. The dome of the mosque is a tall structure visible from miles away.

The site on which Odathil Palli is situated now was once a sugarcane garden of the Dutch. The name of the mosque if derived from two words: the Dutch word ‘odam’ which means garden and the Malayalam word ‘palli’ meaning mosque.


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