Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque is considered to be the first mosque in India and was named Cheraman Juma Masjid in memory of Cheraman Perumal, the Chera King who went to Arabia and embraced Islam. In 629 AD a group of Arabs including Malik Bin Deenar and Malik Bin Habib came to India and constructed this mosque and named it Cheraman Juma Masjid. The Mosque is open to non muslims too and they bring oil to a an ancient lamp in the mosque. The Mosque was renovated later in 11th Century and is now a main tourist attraction near Kodungalloor. Many notable visitors like former Indian President APJ Kalam have visited the mosque.