Story of the Tyndis Port mentioned in the Sangam literature. A forgotten step of a much-travelled flight of stairs. First, a name, then some folklore that pointed out a bygone port that flourished somewhere between Koyilandi (Quilandy) and Ponnani. Tyndis Port thrived during the golden age of the historic Spice Route. The succeeding generation is very much bothered about their roots. Their quest for the Tyndis Port lead to some fascinating references by PTOLEMY & the book of “THE PERIPLUS OF ERYTHREAN SEA”. Tyndis Port also has some vague reference as 'Tondi' in Sangam period literature. It refers “TYNDIS”, the legendary port which is long forgotten. Tyndis port is regarded as the ancestor of the present-day Ponnani port by majority of the historians. It is market to exist towards north of Muziris Port. In ancient times, Tyndis held close connections with Chera kingdom. The historic archives documented the Chera Kingdom as the powerful Tamil Kingdom whose turf extends the entire present-day state of Kerala, Kanyakumari and expanding up to Kongu Nadu.