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“Unspoilt Nature” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ponmudi Hill Station

Ponmudi Hill Station
India
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Ranked #54 of 722 Attractions in Kerala
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Pondicherry, India
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“Unspoilt Nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Ponmudi is a small hill located near Trivandrum (Kerala). It is yet to be commercially exploited and so remains pristine. The drive up the hill is quite nice and has 22 hair pin bends. On top of the the hill there are two options to stay - The government guest house and the Golden Peak resort run by the KTDC. We stayed in one of the cottages at the KTDC place and had a good time.

Visited January 2013
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Srinagar, Jammu And Kashmir, India
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“If u climb d mountain, u'll see d view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

60km away from trivandrum city. I've been there with my friends on numerous occasions. Its best to drive up on your own. Do have a snack at the KTDC restaurant just before the check point. Once you reach ponmudi just let go and walk around in the bushes and rocks. When you reach the peak sit on those high rocks and feel the wind and soak in the view....breath taking experience.

Visited April 2012
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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“Picturesque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Ponmudi -- A blissful place located about 2 to 3 hrs away from trivandrum ... the drive is awesome with small serene water falls, rubber plantations, streams and tall trees lined on both sides of the road .... for all you guyz with travel sickness do carry something for backup cause they are 22 hair pin bends along the way .....

Get ready to pack your shoes cause you have a steep trek with rocky terrain ahead , but once your at the top it feels like its all worth it ..... Its a Picturesque Place to visit .... the views are breathtaking .... its a beautiful place to go out with friends and family for a day'z trip ...

Coming to availability of the food ... there are two restaurants the food is ok , but de places are not well maintained at all ... so its better to carry something and have a picnic of ur own ..... So if you visit Trivandrum do make it a point to add this place on your check list ...

Visited December 2012
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Bangalore, India
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“Feel yourself in between sky and earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Ponmudi , just does not need a word to describe . Worth best for couples, family ,outing . One of the best places I have ever been to . My journey started from bangalore to kochuveli [by train ] , from kochuvelli took a cab to ponmudi via trivandrum by pass. First the cab guy took us to vellaripara water falls [awesome one] , we spent some time there in the forest. from there ponmudi is an hour journey. there are 22 hair pin curves . so be sure u have a gud driving exp or hire a cab guy whose traveled there.. We stayed in KTDC hotel , rs 2500/day charge for a delux room. we luckily got a room from where we could see the scenery. the facilities are gud than compared to the govt guest house.. for those of you who've planned for a honey moon with a crunching budget, this is the best place you guys can enjoy ..:)

Visited October 2012
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Worth To spend time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Worth To spend time with ur friends,good climate, Waterfall on the way, and a very good hotel of KTDC. We were amazed by the wonderful foggy climate.

Visited April 2012
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