Why you should definitely visit Ponmudi!
Ponmudi is famous for its misty climate and hills. Situated 60 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, it is surrounded by the mountains of Western Ghats. Tourists from around the world have been flocking to enjoy the mystic beauty of Ponmudi.
The tourists can stay back for a night or two at the cottages managed by KTDC. Enough facilities are arranged here for the visitors.
KTDC have built more cottages recently with added facilities. 15 new cottages are built in KTDC’s Golden Peak resort apart from the 14 existing cottages. About Rs 3.5 crore have been spent on construction. It will cost you Rs 1500-3600 for the stay in these cottages. The Golden Peak was designed by popular architect Larry Baker many decades ago. The new cottages are also built on the same compound.
What mainly attracts the tourist to Ponmudi is the pleasant climate here. This climate stays the same throughtout the year. The name Ponmudi means the mountains where the mountain gods keep their gold, as told in myths.
The mountain flowers, wild orchids and exotic butterflies are found here in large amount. If you are a nature lover and love exploring forest, then trekking and camping are also available here.
At Ponmudi, you should not definitely miss the tree house view tower. The view from it will make you feel like you are standing on top of the world.
Ponmudi could be reached via Perurkada, Nedumangad, Chullimanoor and Vithura. From Vithura, you may pass Kallar to reach Ponmudi. At Kallar, you could visit Golden Valley and Meenmutty Waterfalls.
The forest rivers welcome the tourists at Ponmudi. It is situated 1100 m above sea level. Another thing about Ponmudi are the hairpin curves on the way, there are 22 of them.
If you wish to spend some time in a place which is serene and blissful with your family, then Ponmudi wouldn’t disappoint you.
For details and stay, visit www.ktdc.com