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Locals in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram will declare that a weekend drive to Ponmudi is among the best ways to spend time in 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. Fast Tack Call Taxi Provides the best deal for booking cab hire service from Trivandrum to Ponmudi
Getting there ,
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 61 km away
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 67 km away
Popular Places in Ponmudi:
1. Ponmudi Hill Station:
Ponmudi (the Golden Peak) is a hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala in India. It is located 55.2 km north-east of Trivandrum City at an altitude of 1100m. Ponmudi (Varayadumotta) peak is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea.
2. KTDC Golden Peak Ponmudi:
Golden Peak, an ideal hill resort accommodation located on the top station at Ponmudi in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
3. Mini zoo:
Famous for the large number of Barasinghas, this
Mini Zoo shelters several other types of animals. The zoo is located at an easy
distance from Ponmudi.
4. Ponmudi Wireless Repeater Station:
On top you can see the Kerala police wireless repeater station. Also now one part
of ponmudi hill is being turned to ISRO's Institute of space science and
technology. The journey to ponmudi will give beautiful visuals for the photos if
you are interested in photography. Make sure you complete your descend ...
5.Menmutty Falls, Ponmudi:
It is around 45 km from the city centre of Thiruvananthapuran. From the main road of Kallar, this waterfall is about 3 km away. There are several small natural pools located near to the water fall. In order to reach the place, one has to take a long trek that passes through dense forests, upon taking special permission from the Forest Department. Facilities for trekking are easily provided at Kallar Vana Samrakshana Samithi, which is a forest protection group at Kallar.
6.Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Ponmudi:
The Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve is another of the popular wildlife reserves of the region. The reserve is notified under the Man and Biosphere Programme, launched by UNESCO. This biosphere reserve covers a total area of 1701 sq km and the forest region covered by the reserve includes areas of Neyyar, Peppara and Shendumey Wildlife Sanctuaries; as well as Achencoil, Thenmala, Konni, Punalur, Thiruvananthapuram Divisions and Agasthyavanam Special Division.
7.Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Ponmudi:
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the outskirts of the city of Ponmudi. Spread over a total area of 53 sq km in the region of the Western Ghats, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1938 and is popular for its thick forest cover that surrounds the region.
The sanctuary is a natural habitat to many wild animals like Asian elephants, sambar, leopards, lion-tailed macaques etc., while some of the rare breeds of birds found here include Malabar grey hornbills, white - bellied tree - pie, small sunbird, etc.