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Quietest and least visited of the Southern hill stations and most charming for it. Plantations and tea gardens and surrounded by reserves. Far from the madding crowd and easily accessible from Trivandrum.
It is located 61 km from Thiruvananthapuram city and 915 m above sea level. 22 hairpin bends en-route, each uncovering spectacular vistas, give enough excitement. The cool, green, forest environs surmount the excitement. Exotic butterflies, beautiful mountain flowers, tiny rivulets and springs and the deer park close-by make Ponmudi excellent hill resort. Easy trekking in the area around amplifies hill-amusement.
It serves as an ideal base for visits to the Peppara wildlife sanctuary, which is a haven for elephants, lion tailed macaques and leopards among others.
Six daily buses run from Thiruvananthapuram to Ponmudi via vithura from 5.30 am to 3.30pm