At a distance of 53 Kms from Kozhikode Railway Station, Ponmeri Temple dedicated for Lord Siva is located near Villiapally, about 6 Kms from NH17 between Kozhikode and Mangalore. It is one of the oldest Siva temples in Kerala.
The temple is constructed in traditional Kerala architectural style. The wooden and stone carvings in this temple are very beautiful. There are paintings depicting the story of the churning of the ocean of milk from the Puranas. Lord Vishnu, Brahma, Aaditya (Sun), Lord Ganesh, Subrahma are also worshipped at this temple.
Ponmeri Utstavam is the main festival celebrated in this temple, where Ottam Thullal is the main attraction.
Frequent buses run between Kozhikode and Mangalore. Once can get down at Vadakara and avail public/private transportation to reach this place.