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     Ponmudi


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          Ponmudi is home to many beautiful mountain flowers, exotic butterflies, springs and rivulets. The region is also occupied by spice and tea plantations and is dotted with waterfalls and view points.. The hill station of Ponmudi is located at a distance of 61 km north east from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Situated at an altitude of over 1,100 m above sealevel, the winding streams with their cool green waters and the verdant woods set in the midst of serene surroundings, is sure to attract any visitor to Ponmudi Hills.


          It forms part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea.. Ponmudi is blessed with scenic splendor and natural beauty, Ponmudi has a carpet of thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range. No doubt, the salubrious atmosphere and the twisted trails across clear streams must have contributed to her health.


          The climate is pleasant year-round. Trivandrum serves as a base for trekking and hiking. There are also tea gardens in the area. There are 22 hairpin curves in the short route which makes the travel a definitely thrilling experience. Other attractions near Ponmudi include Golden Valley and a number of rivulets and rapids, some even across the road. The lush forest area has tropical vegetation. A variety of wildlife inhabit the hills. The Golden Valley offers vistas of the hills and access to the Kallar River. Flowing though a wilderness area, it has rounded pebbles, cool water, fish, and lush green trees.


 

          Travelers can find a deer park and wood and stone cottages coloured in bright hues while visiting here.Located about 1.5 km from the hill station, is the Ponmudi Falls. Around 3 km from the Ponmudi Resort, is the popular Deer Park.







     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Thiruvanathapuram International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(59.6 km, 1 hours 41 mins )


   Directions :


1. Head north-west on International Airport Rd
           170 m

2. Take the 1st right to stay on International Airport Rd
           52 m

3. Continue onto Thiruvananthapuram Airport Exit Rd
           550 m

4. Turn left onto NH Bypass Service Rd
           210 m

5. Continue onto NH 47 Bypass Rd
           210 m

6. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Palayam Airport Rd Pass by Mariamman Tile Stores (on the left)
           3.3 km

7. At Aasan Square, take the 2nd exit onto Palayam Underpass
           200 m

8. Turn left toward Palayam PMG Road/Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy
           300 m

9. Turn left onto Palayam PMG Road/Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by EMS Namputhiripad Statue (on the left)
           270 m

10. Turn right at Netaji Roundabout Junction toward LMS PMG Rd/LMS Vellayambalam Rd
           250 m

11. Continue straight onto LMS PMG Rd/LMS Vellayambalam Rd Continue to follow LMS Vellayambalam Rd Pass by State Bank of India (on the left)
           1.2 km

12. At Vellayambalam Jct, take the 1st exit onto Kowdiar Ave/Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd/Thiruvanathapuram - Thenmala Rd Continue to follow Thiruvanathapuram - Thenmala Rd Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 11.9 km)
           19.6 km

13. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd Pass by IOC Petrol Bunk (on the left)
           6.2 km

14. Turn right at Tholicode to stay on Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd Pass by Thottumukku (on the left in 2.5 km)
           5.4 km

15. Turn right at State Bank of Travancore to stay on Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd Pass by Panchayath Mini Stadium (on the left in 1.3 km)
           21.0 km

16. Slight left onto Guest House Rd Destination will be on the left
           230 m

17.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station

 Road :

 From Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station to spot(56.4 km, 1 hours 41 mins )


   Directions :



1. Head east
           120 m

2. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Railway Station Parking Area (on the right)
           450 m

3. Turn left onto CV Raman Pillai Rd Go through 1 roundabout Pass by Woman and child Hospital (on the right)
           3.1 km

4. At Vellayambalam Jct, take the 2nd exit onto Kowdiar Ave/Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd/Thiruvanathapuram - Thenmala Rd Continue to follow Thiruvanathapuram - Thenmala Rd Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 11.9 km)
           19.6 km

5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd Pass by IOC Petrol Bunk (on the left)
           6.2 km

6. Turn right at Tholicode to stay on Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd Pass by Thottumukku (on the left in 2.5 km)
           5.4 km

7. Turn right at State Bank of Travancore to stay on Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi Rd Pass by Panchayath Mini Stadium (on the left in 1.3 km)
           21.0 km

8. Slight left onto Guest House Rd Destination will be on the left
           230 m

9.Spot



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