Lat. 10˚ 47’ N
Long. 75˚ 54.5’ E.
Ponnani port flourished under the rule of the Sultans of Mysore. Haidar 'Ali, Sultan of Mysore conquered northern Kerala in 1766 and established an outpost at Ponnani. His successor Fateh Ali Tipu (Tippu Sultan) developed the port at Ponnani for trade, and for strategic reasons. Tipu developed Ponnani as a major exporting centre in Malabar.
Government has decided to develop Ponnani Port under PPP method and M/s Malabar port Pvt. Ltd. is appointed as the developer for Ponnani Port. The total cost estimated is Rs. 763 Crores.