Ezhimala is an ancient historical site which is the capital of ancient Mooshika Kings. It was one of the major battlefields of the Chola-Chera war. Ezhimala was considered a flourishing sea port and a centre of trade in ancient Kerala. It is believed that Lord Budha had visited Ezhimala. An old mosque, believed to contain the mortal remains of Shaikh Abdul Latif, a Muslim reformist, is also located here. Bordered by sea on three sides, Ezhimala occupies a prominent place in the naval history of the country, as the Indian Naval Academy was set here in 2009.