Ponmudi Excursions

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary– The sanctuary has a picturesque dam site serving as its gateway. The dam premise is a popular picnic spot, which comes with a watchtower, crocodile farm, lion safari park and deer park. Boating is a pleasurable experience in the reservoir lake. The elephant rehabilitation center at Kottoor here is also worth a visit.

Koyikkal Palace– This ancient palace dates back to the 15th century. Museums of folklore and numismatics are its major attractions, besides the traditional architecture and layout of the palace.
On the way to Koyikkal Palace one can take a deviation to visit the Aruvikkara Dam which supplies drinking in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. The dam site offers an excellent panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. It is located about 36 km from Ponmudi

Kerala Legislature Complex – Located at Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram city, the Kerala State Legislative Assembly is a beautiful blend of traditional and modern building design. Situated behind legislative is the Legislature Museum with exhibits on the political history of the State.

Priyadarshini Planetarium– Opened in 1994 to the public, this is one of the most versatile planetariums in the country. The main GM-11 star field projector here can project almost all the constituents of the visible universe. It can also simulate the star-studded night sky over any location on the earth, on any day up to 12,500 years back or 12,500 years into the future.

Neyyar Dam

By- Martin Maravattickal (Flickr)

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