PONMUDI HILL STATION
The charming hill resort and health resort for Kerala tourists known for its bracing climate, tea plantations and scenic splendor. Ponmudi connects to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road which offers a scenic view on the way to Ponmudi. The deep forest trials and pleasant climate serves as a base for trekking and hiking. While trekking, one comes across a small zoo, mainly of barasinghas, at the edge of the forest. The tea-gardens here are also famous. One can go on long leisurely walks along the meandering roads that wind up the hill. This beautiful hill station in Kerala is a scenic view and it also has natural springs that help keeping the valley lush green. The hill station also has tea gardens that make it a picture perfect location.
Ponmudi Sight Seeing Places
Ponmudi is an ideal picnic spot in Kerala. Soak in the scenic beauty and feel refreshed in pure nature. The place is easily accessible from Trivandrum, Kerala. The tourist resort developed almost half a kilometer before the actual peak, which is often called the Echo Point. This hill station is a favorite hill stations for Kerala tour operators.
Golden Valley and a number of rivulets and rapids, some even across the road are other attractions near Ponmudi include. Located in a rich forest area, this whole place famous for tropical vegetation. There is also a rich wildlife around these hills. Golden Valley is a sneak peek famous for the beauty of the hills. It is an access point to the river Kallar. Well-rounded pebbles, lush green trees, the cool water, fishes and the sheer wilderness of the park enthrall the visitor.
Agasthyarkoodam which is one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats and the highest peak (1868 m) is another attraction in the region in the district. This peak is famous for its wilderness, and accessed only with permission from the Forest Department. Meenmutty Falls is also a famous holiday attraction in the range. Varkala is also a getaway from Ponmudi, which is an important Hindu center of pilgrimage as well a famous beach. The beach with high cliffs and mineral-water springs all around the coastline. The prime attractions of the Varkala are the 2,000-year-old Janardanaswamy Temple and the Nature Center. While at Ponmudi, one can enjoy the Aaranmula Boat Race.This comes in the month of August and September and is part of the Aaranmula Temple Festival. Orchids and Deer Park, which is only 3 kilometers away from the Ponmudi resort, are also the main attractions of the place
How to Reach
Air : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport about 67 km.
Rail : Thiruvananthapuram central, about 61 km
Road : Ponmudi hill station connected to Trivandrum and Kerala by a wide network of roads