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Ponmudi – The Salubrious Land Of Hills


Ponmudi, literally translated as the Golden Peak, is a popular hill station located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Situated at an altitude of 1100 m above the sea level, it is constituent of the Western Ghats mountain ranges.

Pleasant weather and scenic surroundings make Ponmudi an ideal holidaying spot during summer season. Connected to the city of Thiruvananthapuram by a narrow serpentine road, Ponmudi offers picturesque views to those who travel by road.

The hills are blessed with salubrious greenery and the place has many wonders in store for travellers and nature lovers. Those who have their spirits for adventure in place can indulge in trekking and hiking. The long and winding hairpin curves make the trip to Ponmudi an unforgettable experience.

The Ultimate Abode Of Nature – Tourist Places In And Around Ponmudi

The sightseeing options in this hilly terrain are numerous including valleys, lakes and plantations. The chief attractions of Ponmudi are the Golden Valley, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mini Zoo. Agasthyarkoodam, one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats, attracts tourists and picnickers alike. Meenmutty Falls is yet another appealing spot in the area.

During the monsoon season, the lush green nature unfolds itself through small waterfalls and rivulets. In addition to the charm of nature, Ponmudi is famed for Ayurvedic medical treatments. The area is well connected by road from Thiruvananthapuram.

Ponmudi Weather

Climate is extremely pleasant and welcoming.

Best Time To Visit Ponmudi

Winter is the ideal season to go for exploration and adventure activities. With myriad waterfalls, enchanting greenery, breathtaking scenery and adventurous Trekking options, Ponmudi has all a traveller expects from a perfect holidaying destination.

Ponmudi Weather

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How to Reach Ponmudi

  • By Road
    Since Ponmudi is situated at a short distance from Thiruvananthapuram, taking buses is a cheaper and convenient option. The region is connected by regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram city. Another bus station situated closer by is Nedumangad. Kerala State Road Transport (KSRTC) runs regular road services to and from Ponmudi.
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  • By Train
    Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the railhead closest to Ponmudi hill station. Thiruvananthapuram is an extremely well connected railway station and trains run from and to all major cities across India. Travelers can either take buses to Ponmudi from the station or hire a taxi.
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  • By Air
    The airport situated nearest to Ponmudi, at a distance of 65 km, is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. There are regular flights from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to other major cities in India. Taxi services are the best available option for travelers who wish to reach Ponmudi hill station from the Airport.
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