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Ponmudi, Trivandrum – Upper Sanctorum opens for tourists


An enchanting hill resort with narrow winding pathways and cool, green environs. Ponmudi is a picturesque hill station of Kerala.This place is blessed with an array of mountain flowers, exotic butterflies and rivulets. A mere one and a half hour’s road journey separates the beaches of Thiruvananthapuram from the invigorating climate of Ponmudi Hills.

Ponmudi is the nearest hill station to Thiruvananthapuram (61km). It is located 915 metres above sea level.The name Ponmudi in Malayalam means golden crown.Ponmudi offers excellent opportunities for trekking. With its tea estates and misty valleys the spot is a fast developing into hill resort with cottages and dormitory facilities.

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The restriction on the entry of tourists to the upper sanctorum of Ponmudi hill station will be lifted from Monday, Dec 2nd 2013.

The Forest Department had banned tourists from visiting there  following the death of a youth who was struck by lightning. “The decision to ban the entry of tourists to the upper sanctorum was taken due to the tragic incident. Now the atmosphere has cleared and the tourists will be allowed to enter there from Monday onwards,” district forest officer T Uma said.

The 20-year-old tourist, hailing from Varkala, was killed after being struck by lightning at Ponmudi last Sunday. Two others,  the friends of the deceased, suffered minor injuries in the incident.


915 m above sea.

Best Season:
November to May.

Tourist Contact : +91-9947609117

Emergency Details:
Phone – 0472 2890230
For more information about THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: [*00121043click here *]

Transport Terminals:
Nearest City : Vithura.

Route :
Thiruvananthapuram – Nedumangad – Vithura – Kallar – Ponmudi.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram, 61 kms away
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 67 kms away

Buses ply from the Thampanoor bus stand in Trivandrum at periodic intervals.


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