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"The Golden Peak of Trivandrum"

Ponmudi Tourism

Nestled in the lap of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, enveloped with tea plantations, lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and streams; Ponmudi is a quaint little town in Trivandrum, Kerala. Trekking and mountain climbing on Agasthayarkoodam, the highest peak in the region is the most popular activity. To get the best of the two worlds, explore the wilderness of the Golden Valley and laze around along the freshwater springs and Kallari River. Don't forget to take a walk through the deer park and the Ponmudi crest.

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Natural Paradise

Ponmudi is a great place for trekking and long leisurely walks. The green hills, winding roads, pretty cottages, vibrant birds and butterflies flying through the spice plantations and tea estates make Ponmudi a very popular destination for those visiting Kerala.

Suggested Itinerary for Ponmudi

Day 1- Arrive at Ponmudi, check-in and rest. Then in the afternoon, leave for a walking tour of the golden peak, followed by a visit to the coffee plantation.
Day 2- Early morning trek along the hills. Lunch at local food joint and then visit the Meenmutti waterfalls.

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Ponmudi can be reached via a well-connected and well-maintained network of roads. Buses, taxis and car rentals are the best way to reach Ponmudi from Trivandrum city (61km).

How to reach Ponmudi by flight

The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, which is at a distance of 67 km. From there, you can take a cab or bus to Ponmudi.

How to reach Ponmudi by road

Ponmudi is linked to all major towns in South India. You can take buses, cabs, and autorickshaws to reach Ponmudi.

How to reach Ponmudi by train

The closest railhead is the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station at a distance of 61 Km, from where you can take buses, cabs, and autorickshaws to reach Ponmudi.

Local transport in Ponmudi

Car rentals and walking are the best ways to cover Ponmudi.

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What is famous about Ponmudi?

Picturesque scenery. Great weekend getaway.

What is not so good about Ponmudi?

Summers can be harsh.

Who should visit Ponmudi?

Ponmudi is a great escape for those living in South India. A visit to Ponmudi makes for an awesome weekend vacation filled with adventure and nature.

What is the best time to visit Ponmudi?

The winter season from November to March is the ideal time to take a trip to Ponmudi. The whole place looks mesmerisingly beautiful enveloped in mist. The lush green trees, variegated hills, shimmering Kallar River and the glistening waterfalls will present before you a picture perfect view that will make you feel as if you are in heaven. During this period you can not only witness the place in its full glory but also indulge in enjoying the various activities that this place has to offer. From mountain climbing, paragliding to trekking and rafting, you name it, and this place has it all. It is a destination that will satiate your adventurous soul.
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What is the local food in Ponmudi?

If you are a pescetarian, then Ponmudi might just be your favourite place in Kerala. Fresh water fish is a rare speciality of the state and the food culture around it only gets more rich and vibrant in here.
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What is the best way to reach Ponmudi?

Ponmudi can be reached via a well-connected and well-maintained network of roads. Buses, taxis and car rentals are the best way to reach Ponmudi from Trivandrum city (61km).
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What are the places near Ponmudi?

The top places near to Ponmudi are Munnar which is 147 km from Ponmudi, Kovalam which is located 42 km from Ponmudi, Trivandrum which is located 29 km from Ponmudi, Varkala which is located 44 km from Ponmudi, Alleppey which is located 106 km from Ponmudi

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