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Pottery making at Ponnani
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Ever wished to get closer to the people and life of the places you visit?

Responsible Tourism will give you an opportunity to experience the soul and warmth of the fabulous village life of Kerala, up close and personal.

Come to Ponnani, a laid back village in the outskirts of Malappuram district that is gifted with an exotic combination of charm and peace. The numerous religious shrines, the palm-fringed beaches and the simplicity of village life that are unique to Ponnani are sure to mesmerize you.

Explore the endless varieties of food, culture and natural beauty during your trip to this peaceful hamlet, live with the locals and let the rhythm of the place engulf you.

The artisans of Ponnani are ready to teach you the secrets of pottery making. The experience will give you a peek into the storehouses of ancient culture and heritage of God's Own Country. You can even take away some of your favourite pieces to adorn your city home.

Also, try your hand at coir making. Coir is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut, and is used to make floor mats, brushes, mattresses, etc. You will get to see how the women of Kerala villages engage themselves in the various stages of coir production, and eke out a livelihood.

You can also get involved in the traditional ways of fishing here, and learn some tips and techniques from the experts.

Ponnani is famous for its culinary richness as well. From crispy savories to mouth-watering desserts, the gustatory delights of Ponnani exhibit a mind-boggling range that a short visit cannot cover.

Before leaving this tiny hamlet learn some ‘adavu’ (Kalari steps) too. 

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