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Must visit place for any traveler who wants a break from busy life

Hi guys, It was the end of the week. So I have a thought to plan a trip to my favorite escape... read more

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Good hillstation for a get away from bustles of the city

Me and my husband visited this place with his friends on a Saturday. The drive to this place is a... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2014

Ponmudi hill station is one hour driving distance from Trivandrum city. Ponmudi is blessed with scenic splendor and natural beauty, Ponmudi has a carpet of thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range. No doubt, the salubrious atmosphere and the twisted trails across clear streams must have contributed to her health. Sure you will enjoy this Hill station...

1  Thank Sajeed K
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Reviewed November 12, 2014

ive been to this place a couple of times over the years. Ponmudi has seen recent infrastructure development. They started a small coffee shop serving small treats. They are in the process of building a watch tower. ponmudi is around 30 to 40 km from trivandrum city center. The road is very scenic, winding and beautiful. There are 22 hair pin turns from bottom to top. The scenery is great at the top, but not enough to spend time more than an hour or so. ponmudi is more about the trip than the place itself. one thing i still dislike about this place is the broken beer bottles you see around. Security must be tightened up. This is usual hangout place for single guys from all around. so be watchful of ogling eyes at young couple. best for family and guys hangout. there is resort under KTDC which has very high rates with not that great food.on the whole youl love this place

1  Thank nikhilnandan
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Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ponmudi which means "golden peak" in Malayalam is around 60kms away from Thiruvanthapuram. We have been there on a one-day trip in last summer. The route to ponmudi features with 22 hairpin bends which I enjoyed the most. Once you reach there the pleasant weather makes you forget the tiredness due to journey. The enchanting tropical forest really made us feel that we are in nature's lap!
We reached there by noon and straightaway went for lunch in the only restaurant available at KTDC Golden Peak resort. They could only offer non-veg food which was not up to the mark. The hotel staff found not at all courteous (because its KTDC, they don't care for customers). So better plan the trip with packed food.
Then we had site seeing to echo point and to a small children's park nearby. My son enjoyed the park much. There is a small snack shop whee we had our evening tea.
We started our descending journey at sun-set. The view of the mountains were too golden in colour due to dipping sun! Truly said GoldenPeak.

1  Thank Arun V
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ponmudi hill station is one of the best place for a day outing,for an overnight stay for serious nature lovers.Its roughly 60Kms from Trivandrum city.The state transport corporation operates bus services from Trivandrum and its around 2:30hrs journey.The journey to hill top itself is a pleasure as it has 22 hair pin curves with dense forest and scenic beauty all around.

There is an entrance fee to go to upper hill area.Usually buses goes to lower hill area where there are 2 restaurants.From lower hill side to the upper area its roughly 2 kms with lush green meadows on either side.Clouds roll over the hills all the time,mist and fog during morning and evening time.

Thank NirmalSasilatha
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Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Having been a resident of Trivandrum, I regret visiting this magnificent place, basked in the beauty of virgin nature... On the way up, counting the hairpins upto 22 was really cool, but the real fun came afterwards seeing the steep slope on the side of the road, not for the weak hearted. You have to pay a toll at the entry check point just near the KTDC Hotel to access Ponmudi. Reaching the top station, you walk around the sprawlimg hills, the winding valleys and enjoy the steep hills around the other way. Just take care to shove off any LEECHES which may get into your feet.
A must visit place.

Thank vishnudev01
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