Kodungallur (anglicised name: Cranganore) is a city in Thrissur district in the Indian state of Kerala. It was known in ancient times as Mahodayapuram, Shinkli, Muchiri (anglicised to Muziris) and Muyirikkodu. Muchiripattinam was a famous and prosperous seaport at the mouth of the Periyar (also known as Choorni Nadi) river in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The name Muchiri (Malayalam for cleft lip) denotes the three branches of the Periyar river which open into the Arabian Sea at the town.
Kodungallur is connected with all major cities of India through road.The coastal highway NH17 connecting Ernakulam and Mumbai is passing through Kodungallur. Kochi and Thrissur are 35 KM away from Kodungallur. The Kollam - Kottapuram National Waterway III ends at Kodungallur.
Nearest Main Railway station - Thrissur - 35 KM
Nearest Airport - Nedumbassery Airport , Kochi - 30 KM
Bus routes to/from Kodungallur:
Trichur: Origin KSRTC Bus station, Sakthan bus stand. Distance ~36 kilometers to Kodungallur private bus stand. Timings towards Kodungallur: 4:45 am to 8:30 pm <<Service list of each bus origin & destination & time to be added for each place>>
Timings from Kodungallur: 5:30 am to 7:45 pm
Ernakulam: Origin: Ernakulam bus station Timings towards Kodungallur: Timings from Kodungallur Origin: 4 am to 6:15 pm. Timings via other place origin but via Kodungallur: 1:50 am to 10 pm
Train routes to/from Kodungallur: Not exists
Sree Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple situated at the center of this town attracts devotees across the country
Cheraman Juma Masjid - First Mosque in INDIA , was built around 629 AD by Malik Ibn Dinar in the typical local style of architecture and the bodies of some of the original followers are said to have been buried here.
Mar Thoma church - First Church in INDIA . The apostle St Thomas landed in Kodungallur in 52 AD. He established the church. It still houses ancient relics.
Thiruvanchikulam Maha Deva Siva temple - Capital of Ancient Chera Empire. This is one of the oldest Siva temples in south India where Lord Siva is said to have lived along with his whole family. This temple has got a relation with south India's famous Chidambaram temple.
Relics Of Chera King who participated in Holy Hajj
Azhikode - River Periyar combine with Arabian Sea. Apostle.St.Mar Thoma landed here for the propagation of Christianity in India.
SHALIMAR FANCY & CROCKERY ,SHALIMAR IMPEX are very good for shopping
EAT Masala Dosa from Kailasam Thiruvanchikulam