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ponnani

Ponnani/Ponani is an ancient port, a coastal town and a municipality in Malappuram district. Ponnani taluk is the smallest Taluk in Malappuram district. This tiny, picturesque town is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west. It is the only port in Malappuram district and is one of the oldest ones in south India and can be identified with Tyndis in Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. This tidal port, mainly used by the fishing industry, is at the mouth of Bharathapuzha, the second longest river of Kerala. This place is an important fishing centre.

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