Ponmudi Hills View

Ponmudi Hills View

photo by Satish Somasundaram

Ponmudi (literally translates to golden peak) is a hillstation located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Ponmudi is part of the Western Ghats and has an altitude of about 910 meters above sea level. The view from the hilltop is beautiful with mountain flowers, small springs etc. The hillstation also boasts of excellent hiking trails. You can also find many tea estates and pepper farms on and along the way to Ponmudi. Also found on the way over are many rubber tree estates (plantations). This is a very famous picnic spot for the locals. It may even qualify as the best picnic spot in and around Thiruvananthapuram.


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