To celebrate our engagement, we took a very short trip to some places around Trivandrum. I have been to Ponmudi before, but Meenu hasn’t…so we decided to go. Ponmudi is a small hill station which is almost 60 kms away from Trivandrum city. The word ‘Ponmudi’ means golden peak. And it indeed is one. I cant explain how beautiful this place is. May be some of the pics can do that for me…None of the pics are edited.
There is nothing much to do than riding up to the hill and get lost in the scenic splendor all the way there…What else one needs !!! We went on my scooter- sunny and had a great time. Ponmudi has the purest airand water. It felt so calm and quiet all the way up there. It is not a crowded place at all. Weekends may get a little crowd but not much.
You don’t just drive up there to the top, because what you do once you reach the top is just look down and say ‘wow’. If you don’t stop on the way you miss most of it. Trip to Ponmudi is all about being with the nature and admiring her from the hill root to the top, sip a coffee from the restaurant on top, sit some time and relax and get down before its all foggy.
The road is all twisted and has 24 hairpin curves. While coming down, we switched off the engine and just slowly rolled down seeing all the greenery, drinking from fresh streams and breathing good air.
There is small KTDC cafe on top, and a restaurant on the way to the top. This is a great place if you are planning for a picnic. There is plenty of place to sit and the kids can around and scream. If no picnic, make sure you are not hungry as there is not many choices once you start climbing up.
Ponmudi hill is surrounded by forest land and plantations. You could hear bird singing all the time because it says, this place hosts almost 300 species of endangered birds. People go hiking to forest, from this place but being so scared of leeches, decided to opt out 😦
We had a great time here…On the way back, we stopped at a river side restaurant and had nice Kerala meals. Meenu loves Kerala meals 🙂 We were not done with the day, so we headed to Kallar-Meenmutty waterfalls. You wont believe how beautiful this place is…No wonder Kerala is called God’s Own Country.
Do come back for Kallar post…See ya.