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Ponnani - An Ultimate Coastal Leisure


Ponnani is a small yet picturesque town located in the Malappuram district of Kerala. Encircled by the Arabian Sea on the West, this town is a major fishing center and chief coastal belt in Malabar.

It is famed for long stretches of beaches and numerous mosques. The town has contributed massively to the trade and economy of Malabar it being one of the oldest ports in South India.

A Land Of Unique Histories & Distinct Heritages – Tourist Places In And Around Ponnani

Ponnani has a history that dates back to centuries. Remarks about Ponnani Juma Masjid can be found in the colonial historian William Logan’s Malabar Manual. This town was once the second capital of Malabar and served as an abode of power for Samoothiri Kings.

It enjoys a noteworthy position in the history of Indian Freedom as many freedom fighters emerged from this small town. Major attractions of this southern port include the Ponnani Juma Masjid, Ponnani Lighthouse, fishing harbour and the Saraswati Hindu Temple.

Ponnani has a tidal mouth where river Bharathapuzha and Tirur River join before they pass into the Arabian Sea. Biyyam Kayal aka Lake Biyyam is another major tourist attraction in Ponnani.

Ponnani is popularly known as ‘Makkah of South India’, for it has been a prominent Islamic education center for many centuries. This tidal port is located on the banks of the second longest river of Kerala, Bharathapuzha.

The town is thickly populated by Hindus and Muslims, offering an example for cultural and religious co-existence.

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Ponnani has a tropical climate and enjoys excellent connectivity via road and rail. As a cultural center, historic location and coastal town, this tiny and scenic place is sure to please travellers boundlessly.

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How to Reach Ponnani

  • By Road
    The town of Ponnani is located along Kochi- Kozhikode road route and receives good connectivity by road. Kozhikode is around 80 km away from this town, and regular bus services are available to and from the city. Those who wish to travel by road can avail taxi services as well.
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  • By Train
    The closest railway station is at Kuttippuram which is situated about 20 km away from Ponnani. Since not many trains stop at this station, travelers can consider arriving at either Tirur or Kozhikode railway station. Buses as well as taxis are available to Ponnani from both these places.
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  • By Air
    The airport nearest to Ponnani is the Calicut International Airport which is located at a distance of about 60 km. Calicut Airport is well connected to other major cities of India. The most feasible option for those who arrive by air is to hire a taxi from the airport to reach Ponnani.
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