Literally meaning “a mosque of bronze” is an old Muslim shrine called Chempittapally Masjid in Kerala. This mosque is located in West Kochi in the Ernakulum district. It is also renowned for possessing a roof that has been decorated by “bronze” tiles. In addition, the complex of this mosque comprises of three gates of which, one opens in the west in the direction of Panayapalli, the second opens in the south in direction of Goldenmukku and Kochangadi, and the third which is the main gate opens in the east in the direction of Angadi.
a. Best time to visit Chempittapally Masjid
The ideal time to visit this mosque is during the winter the season which begins in October and ends in February with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 33 degree Celsius to a minimum of 17 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Chempittapally Masjid
Chempittapally Masjid Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this mosque is in Ernakulum. The Ernakulum Railway Junction is well connected to major cities in the country.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this mosque the ideal starting points would be Thrissur, Kottayam, Alappuzha, and Coimbatore.
- Via Thrissur:
There is one route from Thrissur to this mosque, and it is via NH544.
- Via Kottayam:
There is one route from Kottayam to this mosque, and it is via NH544.
- Via Alappuzha:
There are three routes from Alapuzzha to this mosque, and they are via Alapuzzha-Veliyanad Road and Kollam Theni Highway, via SH40, and via SH40 and Kottayam Medical College Bypass Road.
- By Coimbatore:
There is one route from Coimbatore to this mosque, and it is via NH544.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this mosque is located in Cochin. The Cochin International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as to international destinations.
c. Religious significance of the Chempittapally Masjid
There is no religious significance or myths attached to this mosque located in West Kochi. Furthermore, this mosque is renowned for possessing a roof made up of bronze and hence has been aptly named “Chempittapally” meaning “mosque made of bronze”.