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Ponmudi, the classy hills

Ponmudi(the Golden Peak) is a hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in India. It is located 55.2 km north-east of Trivandrum city at an altitude of 1100 m. It is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range.

Ponmudi, the classy hills is blessed with scenic splendor, Ponmudi has a carpet of thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range. The salubrious atmosphere and the twisted trails across clear streams must have contributed to her beauty.

The climate is pleasant year-round. Ponmudi serves as a base for trekking and hiking. There are also tea gardens in the area. There are 22 hairpin turns along this short route which makes the travel a definitely thrilling experience.

A variety of wildlife inhabit the hills. The Golden Valley offers vistas of the hills and access to the Kallar River. Flowing though a wilderness area, it has rounded pebbles, cool water, fish, and lush green trees.

Ponmudi is having an extensive importance of biodiversity, which plays a major role in maintaining the ecological balance of the area.

Ponmudi, the classy hills is host to 283 species of birds, many of which are endangered and threatened. Birds endemic to this region include the painted bush quail, the Malabar grey hornbill, the Wayanad laughing thrush, the broad-tailed grass bird and the Nilgiri pipit.
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