Ponmudi is a hill station that is located at about 55 km from Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum. At a height of 1100m/3100ft above sea level, Ponmudi offers panoramic view if the surrounding hills and valleys.

Road to Ponmudi

Empty Hill Station!

Beautiful Landscape covered by clouds!

The drive to Ponmudi is very scenic. The narrow road passes through thick tropical forests of the Western Ghats. The narrow dwindling road has 22 hair-pin bends, and offers amazing views as you pass through some of the steep ascends. You can also notice the road trail that goes from one hill to another. On a misty day, it is an amazing sight when some portion of the road runs at the height of the mist/cloud itself! It is an unforgettable sight to observe the view of  the forest below the cloud which is very clear, and the view from just above you is completely misty! From a distance, it looks as if the green hill is wearing a white cap!

End of road to Ponmudi

Trek to the valleys…

… and hills

Few well known trek routes

The nearest village is about 2-3 km from the place where visitors can get a glimpse of the natural surroundings. Ponmudi is not so well-known destination, and hence does not have high inflow of visitors. if you visit Ponmudi on a non-peak season, you may not find a single soul apart from yourself! Imagine a whole hill station where you can spend ample time with nature!

Cloud Magic on the way to Ponmudi

View of the green forests

The village of Ponmudi at a distance


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Where to stay?

  • Kovalam
  • Camping at Ponmudi
  • Few guest houses at Ponmudi

Distance Chart

From Distance (in km)
Trivandrum 55
Kollam 105
Kanyakumari 135
Madurai 270