Ponmudi is the one of the southern hill station situated at Thiruvananthapuram district of Indian state Kerala. Trivandrum city is within a distance of 61km from this small township. This hilly area is running parallel with the Arabian Sea on the Western Ghat. This area is thickly covered by green forest which creates an enchanting weather.

Ponmudi is a scenic feast, as is the journey here. There are 22 hairpin ebnds en route to Ponmudi each offering specacular vistas.

The official language spoken is Munnar is Malayalam, the native language of Kerala. Tamil  is also well understood in this town. Many of he people also understand basic English.

Travel Tips

This place can be visited all-round the year.

Take cotton clothes during summer time visit.

Light woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during winter time.

Rainy season makes this place greener than other seasons. Keep some rain proof clothes and shoes during the visit at that period.

Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.

Make a dig to the southern delicacies available in this place.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Hot
  • 38° Max
  • 27° Min
  • 33.4 mm
  • Light cottons
Things to do

The best things to do in this area is nature walk and trekking. This is the point of entrance for Neyyar wildlife sanctuary also.

Bird watchers can take a view of 283 species of birds found in this area. Butterfly lovers can capture the view of 190 species of butterflies flying surrounding the region.

Getting Around

Best way to getting around this area is by feet. Hired cars can be available to go far away places also.

Places to Stay

There's a Government guest house here to be booked in Thiruvananthapuram.

How to Reach

  • Trivandrum airport is the nearest airport which is connected by domestic carriers on a regular basis. The distance from the airport to Ponmudi is 61 km only.
  • Trivandrum rail station is the nearest major railhead which is connected by trains of Indian railway. The distance from the station to Ponmudi is 56 km only.
  • The hill station is completely connected by well-maintained roadways of India. There are bus services available from Trivandrum city. Rental cars can be hired also.

Surrounding Attractions

Golden Valley, Aganstyakoodam, Agasthamalai Biosphere Reserve, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Mankkayam falls, Sri Krishna swami temple, Menmutty falls aree the surrounding attractions available for the delight of tourists.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103

Ponmudi guest house: 0472 2890230