PONMUDI THE GOLDEN PEAK
Ponmudi Hills also known as Kashmir of Kerala is a hill station in the Trivandrum District of Kerala in India. A weekend drive to Ponmudi is among the best ways to spend time in Kerala 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.
Ponmudi hills seem like another Munnar of Kerala.
The region is also occupied by spice and tea plantations and is dotted with waterfalls and viewpoints. This hill destination is ideal for long walks and treks. Meenmutty waterfalls are located near the hill station which is around 14km distance.
Car Rental Packages are available from Trivandrum, Kovalam, Varkala, and Poovar.
Located 53 km northeast of Trivandrum City, the hill station is near Varkala (78 km) and Kovalam Beach (69 km). At an altitude of 1,100 m (3,600 ft), it is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Known as a Popular honeymoon destination in South India it is having a normal temperature of 18 and 25 °C (64 and 77 °F).
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The nearest railway station: is Thiruvananthapuram, about 61 km away
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 67 km away