Re-Inventing Panthalayani Kollam: An Investigation on Heritage Tourism Potential of Panthalayani Port


Panthalayani Kollam is a forgotten medieval port town situated at present day Koyilandi of Kozhikode in Kerala. The place was found to be a trade center of Moorish people, Chinese people, and others with influence of the port. It is mentioned as Pandarani by Portuguese writers, the Flandarina by Friar Odoric, and Fandreeah by Rowlandson's Tahafat-ul-Mujahidin, the Fandaraina by Ibn Batuta says Logan in his Malabar Manual this port city was destructed in fire in the 1800s. The study is to map and reinvent cultural and heritage wise potential of this coastal area. The study is done through historic and heritage mapping of the place. By exploring heritage potential of the area, tourism possibilities of the area can be worked out. The intangible and tangible heritage of the area is mapped and guidelines for conserving each are proposed.

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Linas Fathima A Arakkal

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Conference: HCNY2018
Stream: Heritage Tourism

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