Ponmudi Hills

About Ponmudi Hills:

Ponmudi Hills is also called the golden peak, or the Kashmir of Kerala is a hill station in the Trivandrum district. Ponmundi Peak is part of the Western Ghat mountain range and is at an altitude of 1100m. You will be mesmerized by the scenic road to the hill station.

Locals in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram will declare that a weekend drive to Ponmudi is among the best ways to spend time in the city. Families and friends alike are known to go on long drives up the winding paths for a view they insist rivals any other in the State. The slopes shrouded in mist fill one with a feeling of wonder and amazement. A large amount of rare flora and fauna can be seen here including mountain flowers, wild orchids and exotic butterflies.

The temperature is equable throughout the year and the three-hour drive from the city is justified once the valley comes into view. One can always stop over at the breathtaking Kallar River on the way, which flows parallel to the road in the opposite direction, with the picturesque Meenmutty Waterfalls only a little distance ahead. A large number of cottages and resorts have come up in the area. The tree house view tower is another great place to visit. Ponmudi is indeed a rising hotbed of tourist activity. A hill so close to the city, yet nestled so near the protective arms of the sea.

Ponmudi offers beautiful trekking trails to many other wonders of nature hidden away from the casual eyes. All day you can walk through the promising trails with greater excitement. Trekking to Varayadumotta, the most popular trekking trail in Ponmudi, offers a panoramic view of the hills along with the Nilgiri Tahrs. Considered one of the toughest in Trivandrum, it is 18-km trek (one side). Prior booking is needed to avail this package. Two guides will accompany the trekkers

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There are various adventure and outdoor activities at Ponmudi Hills. It is a dream location for adventure sport lovers. Some of the popular things to do around Ponmudi Hills are Trekking, Paragliding, Canoeing and Rafting, Aaranmula Boat Races.
Best Time to Visit: November, Monsoon, December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring
Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

The nearest Airport Trivandrum International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum International Airport to Ponmudi Hills is 58.4kms

Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station

The nearest Railway station Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station to Ponmudi Hills  is 55.8kms

Bus Stand: Trivandrum Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Trivandrum Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum bus stand to Ponmudi Hills is 55.9Kms

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