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Reasons to go to Ponmudi

1"Golden peak of Kerala" - HIQ reviewer Omar
"Golden peak of Kerala" - HIQ reviewer Omar

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santosh Wilson says "A perfect hill-station for a for a weekend getaway.Cold fresh air blends with mist and verdant greenery.The lush meadows uphill are worth for a moderate trek. A light morning walk coupled with a warm cup of coffee. A stroll through the awe inspiring nature. Giant spiderwebs laden with droplets of mist. Ponmudi has so many things in store for you in post-monsoon" 

HolidayIQ reviewer Amarath adds, "Ponmudi is untouched by human population and pollution and is a less-explored location among most of the places that I have been to. It is silent, cold, surrounded by echoic mountains on all sides. The beauty of sub- tropical rain forests. The purest of air. Excellent stay for spiritually inclined people; great isolation for the people searching for a hideout from work stress." 

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Soothe your eyes at

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santosh Wilson says "A perfect hill-station for a for a weekend getaway.Cold fresh air blends with mist and verdant greenery.The lush meadows uphill are worth for a moderate trek. A light morning walk coupled with a warm cup of coffee. A stroll through the awe inspiring nature. Giant spiderwebs laden with droplets of mist. Ponmudi has so many things in store for you in post-monsoon" 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nettikadan Biju says "Another beautiful location of God's own country fully covered with mist with temperature going down. Don't forget to take jackets and muffler when you go here. It's just great to spend time here just relax and take some unpolluted air and can return with peace of mind."

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3Explore The Lesser-Known Ponmudi Hills
Explore The Lesser-Known Ponmudi Hills

Relatively less famous, this spot is as beautiful as the more famous ones and deserves to be known by more people. HolidayIQ Traveller, “Abhi Bavishi says, “Ponmudi is, indeed, one of the most beautiful hill-stations in Kerala. I was taken aback by its scenic beauty and the serenity of the place. Unlike other hill-stations that are either over-crowded with people, Ponmudi is calm and peaceful. There are not many shops or hotels. If I had to put it in one line-- I would say Ponmudi is NOT a place for tourists; it's a place for travelers. If you happen to visit Ponmudi, make sure you go all the way up to the cliff, and take some time around to gaze the beautiful open farms. There are no points in this hill-stations; it's just the experience that's amazing. Make sure you wear shoes with rubber-sole, or the ones that have solid grip. Also, if you're too tightly wound, take an umbrella.” 

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4Ponmudi Hills
Ponmudi Hills

HolidayIQ Traveller, “Abhi Bavishi says, “Ponmudi is, indeed, one of the most beautiful hill-stations in Kerala. I was taken aback by its scenic beauty and the serenity of the place. Unlike other hill-stations that are either over-crowded with people, Ponmudi is calm and peaceful. There are not many shops or hotels. If I had to put it in one line-- I would say Ponmudi is NOT a place for tourists; it's a place for travelers. If you happen to visit Ponmudi, make sure you go all the way up to the cliff, and take some time around to gaze the beautiful open farms. There are no points in this hill-stations; it's just the experience that's amazing. Make sure you wear shoes with rubber-sole, or the ones that have solid grip. Also, if you're too tightly wound, take an umbrella.” 

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5They Care About How They Look Than What They Look At
They Care About How They Look Than What They Look At

When you're at a gorgeous destination, people are going to look at the landscapes, not you. People don't come to look at you, you see. HolidayIQ Traveller Abhi Bavishi shares about Ponmudi, Kerala, “Ponmudi is, indeed, one of the most beautiful hill-stations in Kerala. I was taken aback by its scenic beauty and the serenity of the place. Unlike other hill-stations that are either over-crowded with people, Ponmudi is calm and peaceful. There are not many shops or hotels. If I had to put it in one line-- I would say Ponmudi is not a place for tourists; it's a place for travelers. If you happen to visit Ponmudi, make sure you go all the way up to the cliff, and take some time around to gaze the beautiful open farms. There are no points in this hill-stations; it's just the experience that's amazing. You could literally feel and watch the clouds floating besides you; the air is amazingly cool and if you happen to go around October- December, you can also feel the mild drizzle. Make sure you wear shoes with rubber-sole, or the ones that have solid grip. Also, if you're too tightly wound, take an umbrella. (I advise against it, though). Have enough water, since the uphill climb can get tiring. You can hire a cab or if you're in a group, you can take a local bus from Trivandrum Station. It takes around 2-2.5 hours to reach Ponmudi depending on the weather and the traffic.”

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Reviews (23)

Santhosh Wilson

Santhosh Wilson5.0/5

61 reviews

An Overnight at Ponmudi

A perfect hill-station for a for a weekend getaway..

Cold fresh air blends with mist and verdant greenery..

The lush meadows uphill are worth for a moderate trek..

The icing on the cake was the memorable stay at the Golden Peak Resort, run by the, the true official hosts to God's Own Country..

A light morning walk coupled with a warm cup of coffee.

A stroll through the awe inspiring nature.

Giant spiderwebs laden with droplets of mist.

Ponmudi has so many things in store for you in post-monsoon.

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Harendra ak

Harendra ak

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Raining hills of Ponmudi

I went with my college mates to ponmudi. Enjoyed the walk a lot along the rodes of ponmudi in rain with friends. It's like we were in clouds. The fog is so thick that, you can't see a person who is 4 or 5 feet away from you. Best spot to be chill and Best trip I ever had.

Ponmudi Overview

Ponmudi is a hill station situated about 61 km away from Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala, on the Western Ghats along the Arabian Sea. Located at an altitude of 1000 m, it is one of the highest hill stations in Thiruvananthapuram.

History of Ponmudi

Popularly called Golden Peak, Ponmudi is surrounded by scenic hills, spice plantations, tea estates, natural springs and winding streams. Ponmudi was founded by Rishi Parshuram, a prominent Indian mythological figure. Though a quaint place, it has a turbulent history. This land has been ruled by the Ays, Venads and Varmas, and was invaded by the Cholas and Mughals.

Things to do in Ponmudi

Some notable tourist attractions located in Ponmudi are Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Point and various trekking spots. Mist-laden valleys, especially Golden Valley near Kallar River, also draw tourists. Travellers can find a deer park and wood and stone cottages coloured in bright hues while visiting here.

Ponmudi tourism picks up during August and September when the Aaranmula Temple Festival and Aaranmula Boat Race are held. This hill station is also the gateway to Varkala, an important pilgrimage site where the 2000-year-old Janardanswamy Temple is located.

Tourists can spot barasinghas in the mini-zoo located north of Ponmudi Crest. Meenmutty Falls are also located in the vicinity of this hill station, though tourists need to seek permission from the Forest Department for exploring it. Apart from sightseeing, Ponmudi is also famous for Ayurvedic medical treatment, which is also a part of a few Ponmudi holiday packages.

Tourists can also trek and hike in the Agasthyar Hills located close to the hill station. The best time to participate in adventure activities in Ponmudi is in the months of January and February.

Travelling to Ponmudi

The nearest airport to Ponmudi is Trivandrum International Airport, which is situated 61 km away. Trivandrum Central railway station is the nearest station and connects this hill station to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. Buses that run every 2 hours also ply from Thambanoor bus stand to Ponmudi. Tourists can also reach Ponmudi bydriving down the Thiruvananthapuram-Nedumangad-ChenkottaHighway. The best time to visit Ponmudi is from October to March.

Accommodation options in Ponmudi

Popular hotels in Ponmudi include budget, bed & breakfast as well as guesthouses and lodges for tourists.

Photos of Ponmudi

Ponmudi, Kerala

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Ponmudi, Kerala
Ponmudi, Kerala

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Beautiful nature at Ponmudi
Ponmudi, Kerala

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Ponmudi nature & its best

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