The name Ponmudi means golden crown. It is so named because of the golden glow cast over these hills by the evening sun. This place is renowned for wild orchids, natural springs and beautiful picnic spots. Majour attractionas from this place is Ponmudi Hills, Spice/Tea Plantations etc. Ponmudi 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.
Driving directions - Thiruvananthapuram to Ponmudi
Road Way : 60Km | Aprox. time- 1-1/2 hrs