Ravishingly romantic valleys veiled in fabulous floral carpets stepped in lush green � that's Ponmundi for you. Tucked away at a height of 1,000 meters above the sea level, Ponmundi is straight out of some nursery-book picture with its long winding hill tracks passing through miles of spice and tea plantations, murmuring mountain streams and thatched cottages in subdued gray and brick-red. A mere one hour drive-away from Thiruvananthapuram, Ponmudi welcomes you as you enter through the path bordered with thick green foliage interspersed with neatly tended tea bushes.

Places To Stay

The complex of the Government Guest House with 24 rooms and 10 stone cottages rested on the hillside is a decent accommodation option at Ponmudi. It rather boasts the concept of home-stay with its hospitable locals offering homely and decent lodging facilities.

Things To Do

• The Golden Valley with its stunning scenic beauty is sure to charm you. Have a fun-filled day with your family here as it is one of the famous picnic spots in Ponmudi. The myriad fresh water streams add to the appeal.

• Calling all you adventure-lovers, Ponmundi hills offers excellent conditions for mountaineering, hill climbing and nature trekking and also a range of other activities.

• Experience the fascinating avian life, spot the red southern trongon, heavy billed Malabar hornbills, the blue-black Malabar whistling thrush or the rare long-tailed paradise flycatchers

• Don't miss the mini zoo while trekking to the north of Ponmudi Crest, the edge of the forest. The prime attraction is the barasinghas.

• The Deer Park is another attraction in Ponmudi, located at a distance of just 3km. from Ponmudi.

• It is an annual Aranmula snake boat race organized in the sleepy little hamlet of Aranmula, lying at a stone-throwing distance from Ponmudi.

How To Reach

Ponmudi is easily accessible from any corner of the world. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, the nearest airport is just 67km. away. The closest rail connection is Thiruvananthapuram central, about 61 km