- About Ponmudi
This awe-inspiring hill station, which forms a stretch of the mammoth
Western Ghats, has been rightly named Ponmudi, meaning The Golden Peak.
One is welcomed by the thick tropical forests that carpets the foot of
the Ponmudi hill range. The thickly entwined foliage paving way to
extensive tea plantations on the way uphill is indeed a feast to the
eyes. Ponmudi also has the advantage of being a hill station in close
proximity to the sea and the famous beaches of Trivandrum.
This salubrious hill-station showcases luxuriant green hills, scenic winding roads, vibrant singing birds, natural springs, fluttering butterflies, vast expanses of spice and tea plantations peppered with small built yet pretty cottages,. There is not a single visitor that has not been left spellbound by the cadence of the avian orchestra and the verdant shades of green that Ponmudi is known for. What more can you ask for.
- Tourism Attractions
Golden Valley :
A place that is not to be missed, golden valley, gifts its visitor a sight that sparkles with copious rivulets and rapids, and polished with well-rounded pebbles, ice cool water and green trees. Just the absolute wilds of the place are enough to mesmerize its beholder.
Agasthyarkoodam is one of the main attractions in Ponmudi. It is the highest peak (1868 m) in Trivandrum district and is also one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats. The peak has restricted access and is well known for its wilderness.
Meenmutty Falls :
This breathtakingly beautiful waterfall is sited on the trek path to Agasthyarkoodam. Trekkers can avail the golden opportunity of an exciting trek through dense forests to reach the falls. Situated near the Meenmutty waterfalls is another splendid waterfall- The Kombaikani Waterfalls.
Orchids and Deer Park :
The Orchids and Deer Park, situated at a few kilometers distance from Ponmudi, is another main attraction of the place. The extensive tea plantations in Ponmudi that border the winding way uphill, is another sight that is worth seeing.
- Things To Do
Trekking and Hiking: Ponmudi serves as a base for trekkers and hikers to
enjoy a perfect holiday engaged in their favorite sport. It provides
ample opportunity for trekking and long leisurely walks. The climate
being always pleasant favors trekking and hiking all year long.
Bird watching and listening to the avian orchestra is entertaining as well as relaxing. So take care not to miss out on this.
- Best Time To Visit
- How to Reach
By Flight :
The nearest Airport to Ponmudi is the Trivandrum International Airport.
By Rail :
The nearest Railway Station is Trivandrum Central.
By Road :
The hill station is well connected by good roadways.