To Ponmudi…..in search of mist and snow
Ponmudi is situated 61 km northeast of Thiruvananthapuram city, above 1100m above the mean sea level. The cool climate prevails here throughout the year. Mostly mist and snow adorns the air, which attracts huge visitors to this mountainous beauty.
The view from above the hills is breathtaking. Fog appears and disappears in no time. In times of heavy rains, fog makes it difficult even to see the person standing in close vicinity.
The way to up here is a ghat pass road. Travellers are welcomed by thick fog from mid-way. Also pleasant winds blow playing with your hair.
Everyday there are KSRTC bus services from Thiruvananthapuram to Ponmudi. Usually, these buses are full.
We started our journey from Vithura by car. Our main aim was to shoot videos for my friend’s YouTube channel. After the check post, one has to be very careful while driving. Many vehicles would be moving up and down the road. The fog surrounding makes it difficult to see one another.
Ponmudi is considered one of the favourite tourist spot for two wheeler riders. Packing a small lunch and water, it would be an ideal place to spend a picnic day.
We reached the hilltop at 11 am and returned around 4 pm. To be frank, we never realized time passing by.
This would be the apt place to spend some quality time with family and could be one of the most memorable trip in your life.