Ponmudi: One of the Best Honeymoon Places in Kerala

Wishing to surprise your newlywed spouse with your selection of an offbeat destination for your honeymoon? Are you looking for a place that is romantic in its core where you can spend your holidays and celebrate the charm of your marriage? If you are searching for answers to these questions, book your ticket for Ponmudi. Located in the “gods own land” Kerala, this small hill station is also known as “Kashmir of Kerala” for its enchanting beauty.  Set in the lap of the Western Ghats hills, Ponmudi welcomes its visitors and leave them spellbound with all its versatility. Whether you are a honeymooner, adventure seeker, nature lover, solo trekker or simply looking for a unique destination to spend your leisure days, Ponmudi is blessed with ample of options to satisfy your needs. Being engulfed with mist-filled beautiful tea plantations, majestic waterfalls, charming streams, and lush green valleys, this picturesque hill station is considered as one of the best honeymoon places in Kerala. Nestled at a height of 1100 m above the sea level, Ponmudi is a part of Trivandrum district. The distance of Ponmudi from Trivandrum city, Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach are respectively 53 km, 69 km, and 78 km.


How To Reach in Ponmudi : 

  • By Air: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the closest airport to Ponmudi. Regular flights are available from this airport to all the major airports of India as well as few foreign airports. Both buses and taxis are available to cover the distance of near about 65 km from the airport to Ponmudi. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket

  • By rail  Located at a distance of nearly 61 km from Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station serves as the nearest destination of this hill station. This station is very well connected with other parts of India. Buses and taxis to Ponmudi are available from outside the station.

  • By road: Ponmudi is extremely well connected with its surrounding cities. KSRTC or Kerala State Road Transport runs regular buses between Thiruvananthapuram and Ponmudi. Nedumangad is another bus station closer to Ponmudi. Apart from government buses, private buses taxis and cabs are also available in plenty to help you reach the hill station.

Best Time To Visit :

Before scheduling your tour plan, it is a wise decision on your part to visit travel blogs Kerala to know the best time to visit Ponmudi.

Summer in Ponmudi is a bit hotter as the temperature remains around 35 degrees centigrade. However, the temperature remains soothing during morning and evening. During the summer months of March and May, this hill station serves as the weekend destination and picnic spot for neighbouring people. Monsoon is the time when Ponmudi blooms to its fullest. Monsoon in Ponmudi lasts from June to October. Even though it is the ideal time for romantic gateway but is a bit challenging due to heavy rain and slippery surfaces.

The best time to visit the golden peak, as the name literary means, is winter. Lush greenery, shimmering waterfalls along the backdrop of variegated hills create the perfect heaven in the land. Not only it is the perfect time to explore the wide array of flora and fauna of this mystic hill station but also famous for indulging in various adventurous activities including rafting, tracking, swimming, rock climbing and many more. To enjoy the beauty of the entire valley and feel the true essence of this magical place, consider a ride in paragliding.



What To See :

  • Peppara wildlife sanctuary: Situated on the outskirts of the city Thiruvananthapuram near Ponmudi, PepparaWildlife Sanctuary is the major spot of tourist attractions. Covering an area of almost 75 square km, this sanctuary is the home of a wide array of animals including elephants, lion, sambar deer as well as various endemic species of bird including Malabar Grey Hornbill, white-bellied tree-pie, small sunbird, etc. Built back in 1938, this Sanctuary is famous for its versatility of flora and fauna amidst deep green forest, valleys, hills, and stream. A dam with a reservoir set in the sanctuary adds a spark of beauty to the same as well serves as the source of water of the place.

  • Agasthyakoodam: Agasthyakoodam is considered as the paradise of the trekkers. Considered as the home of saint Agastya, the place is also named after him and is famous as a pilgrimage site also. It is the second-highest point of Kerala with a height of 6118 feet. The 28 km long trek can be completed within a couple of days. Enriched with a wide variety of medicinal plants and grassland, trekking here is certainly a lifetime experience.

  • Golden Valley: One of the most thrilling spots of Ponmudi popular for its enticing beauty. Set on the bank of river Kallar, this place can be accessed from the Kallar Bridge. Crystal clear water gushing over the golden pebbles and stones beside the bank of golden sands encourage the name of this place. For the enchanting and romantic ambience, Golden Valley of Ponmudialong with its surroundings is considered as one of the new honeymoon places in 2020.

  • Koyikkal Palace: Built back in the century 16th, this two-storied building of traditional Kerala style belonged to Travancore Royals.Travancore Devaswom board who was the owner of this majestic palace before the Kerala government took charge of it in 1979. Presently, it stands as a numismatics museum as well as a folklore museum after undergoing a grand renovation in 1990.

  • KallarMeenmuttywaterfalls: Lying in the middle of Ponmudi and Thiruvananthapuram, this fall can easily be reached from Kallar Bridge. This fall is one of the major attractions of tourists visiting the famous hill stations in Kerala. The stream flows through dense greens create a romantic tune. Ponmudi KTDC


Places To Stay :

  • KTDC Golden peak: It is a popular accommodation option of Ponmudi for its excellent location and ambience. Clean and cosy suites equipped with modern amenities are excellent for spending your leisure time. Varieties of dishes are available in their in-house restaurant. Free parking and free internet are also available in this hotel.

  • Hill View stay Inn Ponmudi: Located near Menmutty waterfalls, this hotel offers an excellent scenic view of the surroundings. Free breakfast, free parking, free high-speed internet are some of the amenities offered by Hill View Stay in Ponmudi.

  • River County Resort: Set in the bank of river Kallar, River County Resort is a 3-star hotel. Good room service, clean rooms, very co-operative staffs, and pocket-friendly cost make it a favourable option among the tourists of Ponmudi. During your stay in this hotel, you can even get a chance of bathing in the river Kallarthat adds another spark in your romantic tour.

  • Ponmudi Valley Resort: This resort-type accommodation option in Ponmudi is ideal for those want to feel the warmth of home away from home. Friendly hotel staffs, excellent location, free parking make it popular among tourists.

  • PWD Camp Shed: If you wish to explore the beauty of Ponmudi and gather a completely different experience consider staying in PWD camp run by the Kerala government. It is ideal for the trekkers as well as solo adventurous tourist and the group also. Those who are tight in budget step in this PWD Camp Shed without any hesitation.

About Visa :

To enjoy the enticing beauty of this South Indian hill station, people from foreign nations apply for a tourist visa issued by the India Government. As the tourist visa cannot be extended, plan your tour before applying. Applying online is convenient and you can get yours within three days of application.


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2 Comment(s)
Mukesk Roy
Post more article about Kerala Please .
Bratati Singh
Very good articles, please post few international honeymoon places in UK.
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