Ponmudi is a beautiful and calm hill destination and it is surrounded by fresh and green environs making it an ideal holiday getaway. You are bound to get allured by its lush flora and fresh atmosphere. This hill station is at a driving distance from the capital of Kerala and the journey is filled with thick tropical forests and steep climb and mist covered hill ranges.
Ponmudi is divided into the upper and the lower retreat putting more focus on the upper area for ecotourism project. And it is here you will find an assortment of mountain wildflowers, unique butterflies and small rivers, all this makes Ponmudi an attractive and small hill paradise to venture when in Kerala. And those with trekking interest, this halting ground will leave them impressed.
The closest railway station is in Thiruvananthapuram and it is about 61 km away from Ponmudi. The closest airport is Trivandrum International Airport which is about 67 km away from Ponmudi.
Things to Do & See in and around
Ponmudi is a beautiful hill station and it has many things to do and see around. You can visit the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Dam, and Mini Zoo. Ponmudi also serves as trekker's paradise and you can venture through the many trails at Varayattumotta, Chinnappulle, Braemoor, Bonafalls, Vazahuvanthole waterfalls and Kalarkad waterfalls.
Best Time to Visit
The months between November to May is a great time to spend in this hill station. During this peak season, the temperatures are typically less than 25-degree C.