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Ponmudi Hill Station, Kerala

Just at a distance of 61 km from Thiruvananthapuram (capital city of Kerala), Ponmudi is an enchantingly impressive hill station in the ranges of Western Ghats. Crystal clear streams, dense green woods, natural springs and a host of scenic treks are the major attractions for visitors to Ponmudi. In addition, there are large expanses of tea estates that are worth making a tour. Tiny stone cottages dispersed throughout add much to the overall beauty of this hill station in Kerala. Shopping in Ponmudi also attracts a lot of visitors. The area surrounding Ponmudi also features numerous tourist attractions to explore. So, do plan some excursion tours during your holidays in Ponmudi.

Activities to Do in Ponmudi
Trekking is most favourite activity for travellers coming here. The undulating ranges of the Ponmudi Hills possess excellent opportunities of trekking. Consult your travel guide and start on a trek which suits your physical capability.

Get to the natural springs in Ponmudi. A few minutes trek downhill will take you to the Golden Valley. The valley features many heart stirring landscapes. Take a walk and feast your eyes upon the scenic locales around.

Shopping in Ponmudi is also a lot of fun and game. Get ready to collect some of the most exquisite souvenirs to take back home. Shops in Ponmudi sell items like blankets, jewellery and other items of decoration. A variety of spices from across Kerala also make for a useful buy.

Ask your travel agent to arrange a 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.

Tourist Attractions In Ponmudi
If you are planning to visit Ponmudi during August-September, you can also witness the very exuberant Aaranmula Boat Race, a popular 'jalotsavam' (river carnival) in Kerala. The boat racing event is organised every year as part of the Aaranmula Temple Festival. Located close by is the much frequented Varkala Beach, also a renowned Hindu pilgrimage centre in Kerala. Janardana Swamy Temple and mineral springs are major crowd pullers in Varkala. A one and a half hours drive from Ponmudi will take to Thiruvananthapuram beach. Being the capital city of Kerala, the city has a number of tourist attractions in store. Travellers can also indulge in shopping activities at Thiruvananthapuram. A zoo at the Ponmudi Crest features a variety of bird species.

Reaching Ponmudi Hill Station
The closest international airport from Ponmudi is in Thiruvananthapuram, 61 km away. The airport has regular flights connecting to all the major cities of India and foreign countries. After you arrival at the airport, you can hire a taxi to get to Ponmudi. Nearness of Ponmudi from Thiruvananthapuram also makes it easily accessible both by rail and road.