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Ponnani is a small town in Malappuram District, Malabar region, Kerala, India.



Ponnani is ancient town on the mouth of river Bharathappuzha which was referred to as Tyndis of the Roman accounts. Ponnani is a fishing port. It is a Muslim cultural centre and there are about 50 masjidhs here. During old times, Ponnani was a Muslim pilgrim centre and people even used to call it 'the small Mecca'.

Ponnani Nagaram post office
Ponnani Beach

Get in


Buses are available from Palakkad, Kozhikode and Thrissur. The nearest railway station is at Tirur. There is an airport at Kondotty.

Get around


Buses charge only ₹7 for three km.

Autorikshaws charge ₹15 per km.

A/c taxis can be hired for ₹1,000 per day.

  • Padincharekkara (Jhankar boat service). Available from 7AM to 7PM. The Jhankar Boat is big enough for 50 passengers and 12 cars.


  • Biyyam Kayal. Beautiful hanging brindge. Venue of annual boat race.
  • Fishing Harbour, Ponnani.
  • Jankar ride to Tirur, Ponnani ferry.
  • Light House, Southern side.
  • M.E.S. College, Ponnani. Scenic campus
  • Ponnani Juma Masjidh. Built in 925 Hijra calendar. William Logan, the famous historian mentions this mosque in his Malabar Manuel.
  • Saraswathy Temple, Thrikkavu.






  • Bomaby Restaurant, Ponnani.







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