Ponmudi is known as the Golden Peak of Trivandrum that lies in the lap of the Western Ghats that is surrounded by tea plantations, lush green valleys and hills, clear waters of the streams and also waterfalls making the place naturally rich and geographically enamouring. What stays the most popular in this place that gathers a lot of tourists every year, are the activities or sports like trekking and mountain climbing on Agasthayarkoodam that is the highest peak of the region.
Best time to visit Ponmudi
The tranquil time to pay a visit to Ponmudi is during the months from November to March where the place looks utterly beautiful with the lush greenery and vegetated hills widespread with the bright waters in the Kallar River and waterfalls making your trip a perfect cherry on the cake by proposing to you mountain climbing, trekking, paragliding, river rafting and much more to explore during this weather conditions contributing to the fun.
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Famous Places to Visit
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is 17 km away from the city center that is located along the Peppara Dam on the Karamana river with rich species of both fauna and flora with 43 species counted in the former and 233 species that you will be witnessing here.
Golden Valley is set along the banks of the Kallar River that is touched by the lush greenery and magical transparent waters with golden sands. You can relax in this place and end up joining a picnic for which the place is famous for.
Mini Zoo is the place where you will come across a lot of animals that are the inhabitants. The ones which are utterly famous are the Barasinghas, and the same is located at a minimal distance from Ponmudi center.
Aaranmula Boat Race is an amazing event that is held during the months of August to September every year and is the part and parcel of the Aaranmula Temple festival. This temple is 1700-year-old nestled on the banks of the Pampa River.
If you seek to undergo trekking in Ponmudi, then you can enjoy the trails of trekking at Varayattumotta, Chinnappulle, and Braemoor led by guides who are experts in propagating and practicing the same.
Tourist Places to visit in Ponmudi
- Menmutty Falls
- Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve
- Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
- Agasthyakoodam Peak
- Forest Main Gate
- Mankkayam Falls
- Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sri Krishna Swami Temple