For those interested in Indian history, a visit to Juma Masjid on the banks of the Meenachil River is a must. A sixteen kilometer drive from Kumarakom towards Thazhathangady, brings you to this serene place. Built over a thousand years back, the Taj Juma Masjid (as it is also called) is a stunning structure both from the outside and inside. The detailed wood carvings in the interiors are a visual treat for the eyes as is the architectural style of the building. The grounds of the mosque hold a cemetery, which although no longer used as one, hold the graves of the members of this mosque (from the years gone by).
The locals are quick to inform you and point out the graves of the people who had contributed to the freedom movement of the country. Unlike a lot of historical places in India, the mosque and the areas surrounding it are clean and well maintained. An interesting point to observe while in the area is the different ways of dressing by men. As you mingle with the local populace, you will be able to recognize the men of the Muslim community by their different ways of wearing the munda. A visit to the Juma Masjid is worth the time and effort and is a must.