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Major Hill Sations of Gods Own Country, Kerala


Ponmudi, literally translated as the Golden Peak, is a popular hill station located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.Situated at an altitude of 1100 meters from the sea level, it is constituent of the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Pleasant weather and scenic surroundings make Ponmudi an ideal holidaying spot during summer season.Connected to the city of Thiruvananthapuram by a narrow serpentine road, Ponmudi offers picturesque views to those who travel by road. The hills are blessed with salubrious greenery and the .Place has many wonders in store for travelers and nature lovers. Those who have their spirits for adventure in place can indulge in trekking and hiking. The long and winding hairpin curves make the trip to Ponmudi an unforgettable experience.


Part of the Sahyadri ranges (Western Ghats) of mountains, Agasthyakoodam, at a height of 1,890 m above sea level, is the second highest peak in Kerala. Teeming with wildlife, the forests of Agasthyakoodam abound in rare medicinal herbs and plants, and brilliantly hued orchids. A bird watcher’s paradise, this legendary mountain is accessible by foot from Kotoor, near Neyyar Dam and also from Bonakkad. Trekking to Agasthyakoodam is believed to be healthy, the very air here is supposed to have healing properties. It is believed that sage Agasthya, the mythological character lived here.


From the town of Nenmara in Palakkad district, the cloud-caressed peaks of the majestic Nelliyampathy hill ranges are a sight to behold. The height of the hills ranges from 467 m to 1572 m. To reach Nelliyampathy, one has to take the road starting from Nenmara that proceeds to the Pothundy Dam. There are about 10 hairpin bends that have to be negotiated on the way to Nelliyampathy.
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