Ponkunnu hill is a midland laterite hillock surrounded by homesteads and cultivation. It is one of the hotspots in terms of avian diversity in the district. Standing atop the hill, visitors can enjoy a 360° view of the entire Kozhikode district including Kozhikode city, the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Ponkunnu hill is the source of drinking water for the surrounding villages. Water is distributed through the drinking water project of Kakkur Grama Panchayat and the villagers near Ponkunnu never have had to suffer water scarcity even during the hot summer months. It is a revenue land situated in Kakkur Grama Panchayat in Kozhikode district, 20km away from Kozhikode city.