Ponmudi (3000+ ft asl) is a nature centric getaway at 60 kms from Trivandrum approached via a narrow winding road offering scenic views of tea and rubber plantations enroute. Ponmudi offers salubrious climate all through the year and serves as a base for trekking and hiking in the area.
There are also tea gardens in the area. There are 22 hairpin curves in the short route which makes the travel a definitely thrilling experience.
Some notable tourist attractions located in Ponmudi are Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Point and various trekking spots and Golden Valley near Kallar River. Around 3 km from Ponmudi is a Deer Park which is popular with tourists.
The Meenmutty Falls, another popular trekking attraction of the region is about 3 km from the Kallar Main Road. Special permission is required for the trek.
Ponmudi otherwise is a perfect nature centric do nothing getaway for anyone to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.