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|• Total||122.99 km2 (47.49 sq mi)|
|• Official Languages||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||KL 10|
Kondotty (Malayalam: കൊണ്ടോട്ടി) is a developing town in Malappuram district, Kerala, South India which is located near Karipur International Airport, 24 km away from Malappuram.A new Taluk is proposed in the name of Kondotty
Kondotty is famous for the Nercha (Malayalam for 'offering') in the Pazhayangadi Mosque. Kondotty is the birthplace of the great Mappila poet, Moyinkutty Vaidyar. He popularised Mappilapattu (Mappila songs) by his poems on non-religious and romantic themes. A memorial for this poet has also been built in Kondotty.
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 bring the Mappilas on his side. 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 switched sides and joined the British. Hence, during the 1921 upsurge, the Mappila mob attacked the house of the seventh Thangal, Nasiruddin Shah.
Nediyiruppu is a place 2 km from Kondotty. It is from where the Zamorin kingdom was expanded. During the ancient times, Zamorins were known as Neiyiruppu Swaroopams.
The district has more or less the same climatic conditions prevalent else-where the state, viz, dry season from December to February, hot season from March to May, the South West Monsoon from October to November. The South West Monsoon is usually very heavy and nearly 75 percent of the annual rains are received during this season. The climate is generally hot and humid; the range of temperature varying between 30oC and 20oC. The Average annual rainfall is 290 mm.
Calicut International Airport (also known as Karipur International Airport is located about 5 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 Gulf.
Kondotty is an emerging education hub with a lots of Schools, Government and Non Government Schools.
- Panakkad Pookoya Thangal Memorial Higher Secondary School ( P. P. M. H. S. S. ), Kottukkara, Kondotty.
- E. M. E. A. Higher Secondary School, Thurakkal, Kondotty.
- Markazul Uloom Senior Secondary English School, Ekkaparamba, Kondotty. Ph: 0483 2711630
- Bukhari English School, 1 Mile, Kondotty.
- G.V.H.S.S, Melangadi Kondotty
- E. M. E. A. College of Arts and Science, ( Affiliated to Calicut University), Kumminiparamba Kondotty . Ph: 91-483-2712030 / 2713530
- The University of Calicut is located 10 KM from Kondotty at Thenjipalam. This is the only university in Malappuram district.
Kondotty is home to several historic sites which belongs to the British period or before.
Situated at Kondotty, this mosque is believed to date back to the 18th Century is also called as the Kondotty mosque. This mosque is dedicated to a Muslim Saint, Muhammad Shah popularly called as Kondotty Thangal.
Kondotty Nercha is a week long festival held every year at Pazhayangadi Mosque, which contains the tomb of the first Thangal, Muhammad Shah. Thousands of devotees attend the Nercha, which consists of certain religious processions. Unconventional Muslims in Kerala are against the Nercha at the tombs of dead persons (see: Jamaat-e-Islami Kerala, Islahi Movement in Kerala). Fairs are also held during the Nercha.
Near by Villages
Musliyarangadi Kondotti Thurakkal Airport Road Kolathur Thalekkara Chelari Road Kottappuram Alungal Pulikkal Periyambalam Ziyamkandam Kuriyadam
Mini Ooty is a small hill top village about 10 k.m. from Nediyiruppu. It is around 500 metres climb steep from the main road. The roads are in good condition and a moderately large number of visitors come to see the rolling hills and scenic views. There are many stone crushers and planatations atop the hills. There is an old Harijan Colony on the western side of the hill. Nearby villages Colony Road NH Sirajul Islam Madrassa Melaparamba Angadi Panchayath Sub Centre PHC Ayyappa Temple Thazhe Colony Moochikundu Poolappees Thiruvonamoola Welcome Board: Nediyiruppu Panchayath High Tech Metals. 2771177 Oorakam Melmuri Arimbra Musliyarangadi Total. 10 + 10 = 20 k.m.
- "Kondotty Mosque", Travel Marg website, 18 February 2013
- "Pazhayangadi Mosque", Kerala.me website, 18 February 2013