The Kottappuram market is a trade center that bears the stamp of both native and foreign influences. Muziris heritage project revives the glorious past of Kottappuram market, situated very close to the National Highway No.17 in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Muziris heritage project revives the glorious past of Kottappuram market. The Kottappuram market is one that grew in prosperity and fame with a combination of the lifestyles of many cultures, of people who came seeking trade links with Kerala. The latest developments in its size and architectural beauty changed the general character of the old market.
The Kottappuram market was a replica of a rural market and would wake up at 3 am and would shut down at 3 pm. Hundreds of vendors would come from distant places, local vendors would come with bullock carts, country folks purchased things from them, snake charmers amused the people, and there were country cruise men - all of them met on market days and created the replica of country trading that the Kottappuram market really was.