Gundert Bungalow

Dr. Herman Gundert, the revered German Missionary, who was born in Stuttgait, came to India as a Christian missionary. In 1934 he became member of Basal Mission .On 27, Feb, 1839, he started staying at Illikunnu, a place near Thalassery.

Gundert Bungalow was the residence of Dr.Herman Gundert , a scholar who successfully completed the first Malayalam dictionary from 1839-1859. Also it was in the Bungalow that Malayalam oldest news paper Pachimodayam ( also published by Gundert ) developed . The Bungalow is typical colonial masion with deep caves, wide verandah and huge doors. Today a technical training institute is being seen in the Gundert Bungalow.
It is usually the fascination of foreigners who have invaded India to construct Bungalow in the format of watch towers. Due to the innovation and the uniqueness of the design, most of these constructions seek much attraction. The Bungalow which was constructed top of the Illikunnu was having unique architecture resembling a holy premise and was used by the earlier judicial magistrate of Thalassery, Mr. Thomas stench. This Bungalow was donated to the Basal Mission by the judge being attracted on the humanitarian services.

Dr.Herman Gundert who was the active member of the Basal mission occupied the same and this bungalow became the pail of the history there after. In 1847, the first Malayalam newspaper RAJYASAMACHARAM another publication known as Paschimodayam was also started from Thalassery at this place. Also in 1939 he stated a school in Bungalow.


Town:
20 km from Kannur, near Thalasseri town, on the National Highway at Illikunnu
Airport:
Kannur International Airport, is the closest airport.
Railway Station:
Nearest Railway Station is Thalassery Railway Station
District:
Kannur
Longitude:
11.767784
Latitude:
75.481188

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