A small beach town located in the Malappuram District of Kerala is mainly renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches. Flanked by Arabian Sea on the west, Ponnani is also referred to as small 'Mecca' of South India. It is dotted with several Muslim institutions, Jama Masjid established in 925 being one of them.
It is a picturesque town with perfect fusion of Hindu and Muslim values making the place culturally rich. Apart from being an important hub for fishing, Ponnani is also enriched with plethora of flora and fauna. One can witness several migratory and exotic birds, especially during the months of March and May. Lying at the mouth of River Barathapuza, boat races held at the river are quite fascinating to watch. Home to several notable writers and socio-cultural personalities, this extraordinary town is a paradise for vacation makers.