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Kottappuram Market- Heritage Development and Conservation Plan

April 30, 2010, 6:30:00 PM

The famous Kottappuram Market, or Kottappuram Chantha, holds cultural, heritage, and architectural relevance with respect to the historic and traditional value of Kerala and its celebrated trade background, rewinding back to ancient and mediaeval times.

This book in Malayalam is an abridged version of the Heritage Development and Conservation Plan for the revitalization of Kottappuram Market as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.

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The Muziris legacy project brings back the glory days of Kottappuram market, which is located near the National Highway No.17 in Kerala's Thrissur district. The Kottappuram market flourished in affluence and popularity as a result of a combination of lifestyles from various cultures and people seeking trading linkages with Kerala. The historic market's general character has changed as a result of recent developments in its size and architectural beauty. The Kottappuram market was a replica of a rural market, and it opened at 3 a.m. and closed at 3 p.m.

Hundreds of vendors would come from far away, local vendors would arrive with bullock carts, country folk would buy their wares, snake charmers would entertain the crowds, and there would be country cruise men - all of them would gather on market days to create the replica of country trading that the Kottappuram market was.