Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ponmudi, an hill station in Kerala

Location of Ponmudi Hill station of Kerala
Ponmudi, a lesser known hill station of Kerala, is located at about 61 kilometers from Thiruvananthpuram the capital city of the state of Kerala in India. It just takes a 2 hours drive at first through the National Highway and then through the ghat roads  which curve and bend beautifully showing you the beautiful sceneries,  flowing streams, small waterfalls falling on to the road and many more attractions.  Ponmudi  is a hill station in the God's Own Country of Kerala but is slightly shadowed by the fabled beauty of the beaches and the backwaters.

About Ponmudi Hill station of Kerala 
Ponmudi is a hill station with a salubrious climate  and is a repository of  a different kind of wealth in Kerala. Hidden amidst the slopes are the exotic spices  and the tranquility, where one could relax and rejuvenate in. Ponmudi is located at an altitude of 610 meters above the sea level , means the Golden Peak.  The hill station is the least haunted by the tourists  and so it is one of the most peaceful places to be in. Ponmudi is a place to be when you need relaxation and rejuvenation.

Ponmudi hill station and the adventure tourism 
This is a trekker's delight and you can see many trails passing through the area. Hike through the slopes of the tea gardens  and watch the tea pickers at work.  You can also try your hand at fishing at the river kallar. This is a pretty picnic spot endowed with natural springs  which is a little further down the hill. Golden Valley is a scenic view point.

The tourist attractions in and around the area are
Spice and Tea plantations, Echo point, Agasthyakoodam Peak at 2000 m abocve sea level
Aranmula Temple
Golden Valley
Deer Park
Meenmutti Waterfall
Mini Zoo to the north of Ponmudi

Accommodations are available in the area . There is a small guest house set amongst the picturesque green slopes which is a  Government tourist complex. The guest house have 24 rooms  and ten small stone cottages  on the hill side.
Duke's Forest Lodge, which  is located between Thiruvananthpuram and Ponmudi, is also available   for the hikers and trekkers passing through the area.
You can also stay in the city of Thiruvananthpuram and then travel to the hill station

How to Reach Ponmudi from Thiruvananthapuram?
Ponmudi is located at about 61 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram.  nearest airport and railway station are available in the Thiruvananthpuram.  On the Thiruvananthpuram Nedumangad, Shenkottah line, Ponmudi comes after Agasthyakoodam and Golden valley.

How To Reach Thiruvananthpuram? 

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