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Friday, April 15, 2011

World tour places in Kerala Ponmudi

One of the nice tourist location for summer is Ponmudi (Golden Peak) is a hillstation in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in South India. It is located 61 km north-east of Trivandrum city at an altitude of 1100 m. It is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Ponmudi is connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road offering scenic views on the way to Ponmudi. The climate is pleasant year-round. Trivandrum serves as a base for trekking and hiking. There are also tea gardens in the area.

Other attractions near Ponmudi include Golden Valley and a number of rivulets and rapids, some even across the road. The lush forest area has tropical vegetation. A variety of wildlife inhabits the hills. The Golden Valley offers vistas of the hills and access to the Kallar River. Flowing though a wilderness area, it has rounded pebbles, cool water, fish, and lush green trees. Another attraction in the region is Agasthyarkoodam, one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats, with the highest peak at 1868 m. This peak is famous for its wilderness, and can be accessed only with the Forest Department's permission. Meenmutty Falls is also a famous attraction in the area.

There are sign boards along the route from Trivandrum, which lead the traveler to Ponmudi. It is near to Braimore, which is also a tourist place. In Ponmudi there are lots of peaks, one of which is Motta peak, which is a famous for trekking. It is under Peringammala Village, around 36 km from Peringammala. A deer park and a wireless station are also there in Upper sanitorium.

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