Ponmudi is connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road offering scenic views on the way to Ponmudi. The climate is pleasant year-round. Ponmudi serves as a base for trekking and hiking. There are also tea gardens in the area. There are 22 hairpin turns along this short route which makes the travel a definitely thrilling experience.
PONMUDI HILLSTATION – Situated at around a distance of 60 kms from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram and at an altitude of 1000m above the sea level on the Western Ghats, Ponmudi is a small peaceful hill station in Kerala, South India. True to its name meaning Golden Crown in Malayalam, Ponmudi promises a treat of a lifetime to all those looking for a break from the monotony of hectic life.
Ponmudi, lying very close to the sea, offers a plethora of tourist destinations and activities that the people visiting this place can indulge themselves in. an ideal place for nature lovers, this hill station attracts people from all over the country to come and explore this untouched virgin nature beauty. Long walk while bird watching with crystal waterfalls in the background, one explores the rubber, tea, cardamom and spices plantations. .
MEENMUTTY WATERFALLS -is located 45 km from Trivandrum city in Thiruvananthapuram District in the state of Kerala, India. This waterfalls is located near the Neyyar reservoir area. No transportation is available to the falls. The visitor has to trek through the dense forests to reach the falls. The Kombaikani waterfalls is also near to Meenmutti. It is 2 km upstream the Meenmutti falls. This waterfalls is on the trek path to Agastyakoodam. There is a forest rest house near the falls. To visit the falls permission from the forest department is required. A guide is sent along with you to the falls.
TEA PLANTATIONS– Tea estates tour around Ponmudi. Introduced by the British, these vast tea plantations make a sightseeing tour all the more exciting. Also visit the tea factories and collect a variety of tea.
RUBBER/COFFEE PLANTATIONS-. A perfect panorama of plantations – tea, coffee, pepper, rubber…. Cardomom, coco.
WHEN DOES IT RUN?
Start time: 0930h (09:30am)
Duration: 8 hours
Varkala Beach ,Pick-up can be arranged from your hotel
Varkala Beach , Drop-off can be arranged at your hotel