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Kodungallur, is a municipality in the South Western border of Thrissur district of Kerala, India. Kodungallur is northwest of Kochi and southwest of Thrissur, by National Highway 66.History of KodungallurIt is postulated that the ancient city of was devastated by natural calamities—a flood or an earth quake—in 1341, and consequently lost its commercial importance thereafter. Further, it came under military attacks on various occasions: in 1504 by the Portuguese-Kochi allied forces during their movement against Calicut in 1524, by the Mappilas during their attack against the Portuguese, and in 1565 again by the Portuguese.EtymologyHistorically, Kodungallur has been identified as Mahodaya Puram, Mahavanchimana Pattanam, Thrikulasekarapuram, Jangli, Gingaleh, Cyngilin, Shinkali, Chinkli, Jinkali, Shenkala, and Cynkali, which are all derived from the name of the River Changala, a tributary of Periyar.Kodungallur is in Thrissur District. Make your own Kodungallur vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our India journey planner .
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