PONMUDI PHOTO (N G Nair Travel Report Trivandrum kerala)

My Photos>Kovalam is a beach town on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, a state in south India , hrdngnair>VIEWS FROM KANYAKUMARIThe Marvellous South India My Photos>The Beautiful Coastal Kerala, Backwaters and My Home TownPonmudi is connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road which offers a scenic view on the way to Ponmudi. The climate is always pleasant and it serves as a base for trekking and hiking. The tea-gardens here are also famous.  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city 2010

Other attractions near Ponmudi include Golden Valley and a number of rivulets and rapids, some even across the road. Located in a rich forest area, this whole place may be of interest to those who are interested in tropical vegetation. There is also a rich wildlife around these hills. Golden Valley is a sneak peek offered to the beauty of the hills. It is an access point to the river Kallar. Well-rounded pebbles, lush green trees, the cool water, fishes and the sheer wilderness of the park enthrall the visitor.

Another attraction in the region is Agasthyarkoodam which is one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats and the highest peak (1868 m) in the district. This peak is famous for its wilderness, and can be accessed only with permission from the Forest Department. Meenmutty Falls is also a famous attraction in the range.

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