PONMUDI

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Location: 61 Kms From Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Altitude: 1066 m Above Sea Level
Nearby Attraction: Kovalam
Languagaes: Malayalam, Hindi, English

Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram, KeralaThe salubrious hill station of Ponmudi is at a distance of 61 kms from Thiruvananthapuram. The enchanting bounty of nature can be witnessed here in the quiet surroundings.

Perched at an altitude of over 100 m above sea level on the Western Ghats, the shimmering green waters of the winding streams and verdant woods of Ponmudi do not spare anybody. Trekking is a passion with the visitors to Ponmudi, lying within easy driving distance from Thiruvananthapuram.

One will find oneself compulsively pausing every now and then to drink in deep the spectacular sweep of the hill ranges, tea-estates and the mist-covered valleys, peppered with little toy-like stone cottages painted a pretty violet, pink, or white with pointed and peaked roofs.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Orchids: The beautiful flowers, the orchids thrive in wild profusion.

Deer Park:
A charming Deer Park is only 3 kms away from the resort.

Golden Valley:
It is a Pretty picnic spot, endowed with natural springs, a little further down the hill. Golden Valley is a little, scenic viewpoint.

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary:
It is a very famous wildlife sanctuary, where elephants, sambhar and leopards live in large numbers.

EXCURSION

Kovalam:
Finding a beach resort and a hill resort served up close together for the holiday-maker is a rarity. Kovalam is a famous beach, 16 km south of Thiruvananthapuram.

It is most popular in southern India. The main part of Kovalam consists of two palm-fringed coves, separated from the beaches on either side by rocky headlands

HOW TO GET THERE

It takes 2 hours by road, driving 65 kms northeast from Thiruvananthapuram, to get to Ponmudi. Bus services are frequent.

PLACES TO STAY

Accommodation can be availed at Government Tourist Complex. The Complex consists of a guesthouse with 24 rooms, and ten small stone cottages sitting on the hillside named after famous Himalayan peaks.

SHOPPING

There are a good number of shops on the beach. Shops sell Blankets, Goods, Jewellery and ornaments mainly from Kashmir, Rajasthan or Nepal. Spices, the specialty of Kerala, are also available here.

TOURIST INFORMATION

Tourist Office, near ITDC Hotel, Kovalam.
Govt. of India Tourist Office, Airport Counter, Thiruvananthapuram. Tel:- (0471)-501498
Department of Tourism, Govt.of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram. Tel.- 61132



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