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Ponmudi is a small hill station at a distance of 61 kms from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. It is at an altitude of over 100 m above sea level on the Western Ghats. It is famous among tourist and they flock the town during the summer months. Ponmudi Tourism is at its peak during summers because of scenic greenery and many interesting Ponmudi sightseeing places in and around the area. Visiting various tea plantations and trekking are the most important activities a tourist can enjoy. Agasthayarkoodam is the highest peak in the area as is about 1868 ft above sea level.
Ponmudi Tourism location And Ponmudi Weather
Ponmudi Weather is cool and pleasant throughout the year. Ponmudi tourism is at its peak during summers because the temperature is mild. Ponmudi Weather during monsoon is difficult time for tourist as the area experience heavy rainfall. During winters the Ponmudi Weather is cold and it is best to carry woolen clothes if they plan to visit the area.
The best time to visit for Ponmudi sightseeing is during the months of March and May.
Ponmudi Tourism and Means of Transportation:
- ·Ponmudi is 60 kilometers from Trivandrum. KSRTC buses run frequently to and fro Trivandrum and Ponmudi. Nedumangad is also another bus station that is nearby for Ponmudi sightseeing.
- ·The nearest railway station is at Trivandrum which is connected to various cities in India.
- ·Nearest Airport is at 65 km from Ponmudi at Trivandrum which is well connected with other cities like Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi and other important cities.
Ponmudi Tourism, Ponmudi Sightseeing And Things To Do:
Ponmudi tourism is enjoyable if a tourist does not forget to go for trekking and hiking. Ponmudi Tourism provides an opportunity for trekking and long leisurely walks. Bird watching and relaxing in the arms of mother nature is good for mind, body and soul.
While On Ponmudi Sightseeing, One Can Visit The Following Places:
1Golden Valley: provide its visitors a sight that sparkles with abundant rivulets and rapids with ice cool water and green trees.
2Agasthyarkoodam is the highest peak in Trivandrum district and also the highest peak in the Western Ghats.
3Meenmutty Falls: are breathtaking beautiful waterfall along the trekking path to Agasthyarkoodam. Kombaikani waterfalls is another waterfall nearby.
4Orchids and Deer Park: situated a few kilomemeters away from Ponmudi is also interesting for Ponmudi tourism. One can find many Ponmudi Resorts located near the area.
Ponmudi Hotels and Ponmudi Resorts of Your Choice:
Ponmudi Hotels are not too many for travelers in Ponmudi. However, there are hotels and Ponmudi Resorts in the nearby area of Thiruvananthapuram. Some of them are : The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, Surya Samudra Private Retreats, Vivanta by Taj, Karikkathi Beach House, Poovar Island Resorts, Nikki's Nest, Samudra (KTDC), Sagara Beach Resort, Mascot Hotel (KTDC), Preeth Beach Resort and many more
For More Information On Ponmudi Tourism One Can Contact:
Tourist Information Centres
Tourist Office, near ITDC Hotel, Kovalam.
Govt. of India Tourist Office, Airport Counter,
For any emergency the banks available while at Ponmudi tourism is Bank of Baroda. The hospital nearest to Ponmudi resorts are KIMS, Suti Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.