Ponmudi

Why To Go

Ponmudi is the one of the southern hill station situated at Thiruvananthapuram district of Indian state Kerala. Trivandrum city is within a distance of 53km north-east from this small township. Engulfed with greens, tea gardens, hillocks, fascinating valleys, waterfalls, flowing streams and charming sceneries, Ponmudi is also known as the’Kashmir of South India’. This hilly area runs parallel with the Arabian Sea on the Western Ghats. This area is thickly covered by green forest which creates a beautiful weather.

Ponmudi is a scenic feast, as is the journey here. There are 22 hairpin bends en route to Ponmudi, each offering spectacular vistas.

Travel Tips

The ideal time to make a visit to Ponmudi is from November to March, the winter season and spring. The place looks charming with lush greeneries and you can enjoy adventurous activities too. Summers are quite hot and rainy season is a no-no.

Things To Do

The best things to do in this area is the nature walk and trekking. Mountain climbing on Agasthayarkoodam is a popular activity for the tourists. Get to travel around the Golden valley and refresh in the fresh water of Kallari river. Explore the natural greens to enjoy the nature’s charm. This is the point of entrance for Neyyar wildlife sanctuary also. Bird watchers can take a view of 283 species of birds found in this area. Butterfly lovers can capture the idea of 190 species of butterflies flying surrounding the region.

Getting Around

The best way to getting around this area is by feet. Hired cars can be available to go far away places also.

How To Reach

FLIGHT

Trivandrum International Airport (Thiruvananthapuram) is the nearest airport, which is connected by flights regularly. The distance from the airport to Ponmudi is 67km only.From there, you may take cabs or buses to reach Ponmudi.

TRAIN

Trivandrum rail station is the nearest major railhead, which is connected by trains of the Indian railway across all major towns of India. The distance from the station to Ponmudi is 61 km only. From the station you will get cabs, buses or auto rickshaws to reach Ponmudi.

ROAD

Well-maintained roadways of India ultimately connect the hill station. There are bus services available from Trivandrum city. Rental cars can also be hired.

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Surrounding Attractions

Golden Valley, Aganstyakoodam, Agasthamalai Biosphere Reserve, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Mankkayam falls, Sri Krishna Swami Temple, Menmutty falls are the surrounding attractions available for the delight of tourists.Along with, trekking is a major attraction at Ponmudi. You may also visit to the Mini Zoo, Golden valley, and other places too.
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