Thiruvananthapuram (district) : Ponmudi
Ponmudi (Malayalam: പൊന്മുടി) (The Golden Peak) is a hill station located in the Trivandrum district of Kerala. The hill station is located 62 km north-east of Trivandrum City. The hill station is an extension of the Western Ghats and runs parallel to Arabian Sea. The nearby teagardens are a soothing experience. The hill station is an important point of contact with the river Kallar. The river is known for its crystal clear water, fishes and lush trees surrounding it.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum international airport at a distance of more than 62 km. Buses ply from the main bus stand in Trivandrum at periodic intervals. Taxis are available from the Central Station at Trivandrum and Airport.
Trekking and Hiking in the lush mountains. Agasthyar Hills is close to it and passes are available in the month of January and February.
The government guest house in Ponmudi offers decent lodging.