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Kondotty
Aerotropolis of South Malabar
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Kondotty
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Kondotty
Coordinates: 11°08′49″N75°57′50″E / 11.147°N 75.964°E / 11.147; 75.964
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram District
Government
  Type Municipal Council
  BodyKondotty Municipality
  ChairpersonK.C Sheeba
  Vice ChairpersonPalakkal Shareefa
Area
[1]
  Total31.06 km2 (11.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total59,256
  Density1,908/km2 (4,940/sq mi)
Languages
  Official languages Malayalam
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
673638
Telephone code 0483
Vehicle registration KL-84
Website kondottymunicipality.lsgkerala.gov.in/en/

Kondotty is a developing town, municipality, and aerotropolis in the Malappuram district state of Kerala, India which is located near Calicut International Airport, 24 km from Malappuram. It is the headquarters of Kondotty Taluk, which was declared as the seventh taluk in Malappuram district by chief minister Oommen Chandy on 23 December 2013. [3] [4]

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Kondotty Qubbah

Nediyiruppu region of Kondotty municipality was the original headquarters of the powerful dynasty of the Zamorins of Calicut (Eradi dynasty), who were actually the rulers of Eranad. The royal family of Zamorins is also known as Nediyiruppu Swaroopam. [5] [6]

Kondotty is famous for the Kondotty Nercha (Malayalam for 'offering') in the Pazhayangadi Mosque. Kondotty is the birthplace of the Mappila poet, Moyinkutty Vaidyar, where there is a memorial dedicated to him. He popularised Mappilapattu (Mappila songs) by his poems on secular and romantic themes.

History

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Airport Junction

The history of Kondotty is connected with that of the 18th century Kondotty Thangals, the Sufi exponents. Tipu Sultan of Mysore brought the first Thangal Muhammad Shah, to make the Mappilas allies. The Thangal first resided at Areekode and later settled in Kondotty. When the British arrived, putting an end to the reign of Tipu Sultan, the Thangal realigned with the British. During the 1921 upsurge, the Mappila mob attacked the house of the seventh Thangal, Nasiruddin Shah.[ clarification needed ]

Nediyiruppu is 2 km from Kondotty. It is from where the Zamorin kingdom was expanded. During the ancient times, Zamorins were known as Nediyiruppu Swaroopams.

Civic administration

Kondotty Municipality Election 2020 [7]

S.No.Party NameParty symbolNumber of Councillors
01 UDF UDF logo.png 27
02Independents No flag.svg 12
03 LDF LDF LOGO.png 01

Climate

The district has more or less the same climatic conditions prevalent elsewhere in the state: dry season from December to February, hot season from March to May, and the South West Monsoon from October to November. The South West Monsoon is usually very heavy and during which nearly 75 percent of the annual rains are received. The climate is generally hot and humid, with the temperatures ranging between 30 °C and 20 °C. The average annual rainfall is 290 mm. [8]

Transport

Air

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Calicut International Airport

Calicut International Airport (also known as Karipur International Airport) is located about 3 km from the town. Almost all international flights operating from the airport are to Middle East destinations targeting the large NRI population of north Kerala working in the Middle East.

Rail

Feroke and Parappanangadi are the nearest railway stations.

Road

Kondotty is well connected to nearby places through roads. National Highway 213 which connects Malappuram with Kozhikode and Palakkad passes through Kondotty.

Government

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A view of Kondotty town

Government

Other government administrative offices

Citizen service centers

Education

Kondotty is an emerging education hub with many government and non-government schools, colleges and other educational institutions.

Schools

Colleges


University

Places of interest

Pazhayangadi Mosque

Situated at Kondotty, Pazhayangadi Mosque is believed to date back to the 18th century. It is also called the Kondotty mosque. This mosque is dedicated to a Muslim saint, Muhammad Shah, popularly called as Kondotty Thangal. [8] [13]

Maha Kavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Smaraka

The Maha Kavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Smaraka (Malayalam : മഹാ കവി മോയി൯കുട്ടി വൈദ്യ൪ സ്മാരകം) is a memorial building dedicated to Moyinkutty Vaidyar (1852–1892), often referred to as Mahakavi (great poet), is historically considered one of the most renowned poets of the Mappila pattu genre of Malayalam language. [14]

Kondotty Qubba

Kondotty Nercha is a week-long festival held every year at Kondotty Qubba, which contains the tomb of the first Thangal, Muhammad Shah. Thousands of devotees attend the Nercha, which consists of certain religious processions. A very elaborate village fair is also arranged during the festival. The festival is organized by Sunni Muslims and Hindus jointly. Certain small Muslim groups of the area like the Salafis boycott the festival because they don't believe in Dargahs.[ citation needed ]

Mini Ooty

Mini Ooty is a tourist site in Arimbra Hills about 10 kilometres from Kondotty. It is at a height of 1000 feet above sea level. Mini Ooty attracts a large number of visitors because of its rolling hills and scenic views. The location got its name as it resembles Ooty, one of the famous hill stations in India. There are many stone crushers and plantations atop the hill. There is an old Harijan Colony on the western side of the hill.

Poyilikkave Karinkali Temple

Poyilikkave Karinkali Temple is a very ancient temple in Nediyiruppu, constructed during the Zamorins period. The headquarter of Zamorins was at Nediyiruppu Swaroopam and connected to that this temple was very important. Worshipping Goddess Karinkali devi and Thalapoli festival is a very important temple ceremony in December of every year.

Other landmarks

Nearby places

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Kondotty in 2014

Location

See also

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