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For all you adventure seekers, Ponmudi hill station offers many adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc. One can go on long leisurely walks along the meandering roads that wind up the hill.This beautiful hill station is a scenic view and it also has natural springs that help keeping the valley lush green. The hill station also has tea gardens that make it a picture perfect location. The view from cottages and resorts up the hill is breathtaking and it feels as though time has left this place untouched.The landscape of Ponmudi is an interspersing of valleys and hills with forestland and plantations. Ponmudi is having an extensive importance of biodiversity, which plays a major role in maintaining the ecological balance of the area.

Take a trip to Agasthyarkoodam, one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats. Don’t miss out of a visit to Meenmutty Falls on your Kerala holiday in Ponmudi for an enchanting travel experience.

Trekking and Adventure– Kallar a popular tourist destination near Ponmudi. The River Kallar here offers a good picnic spot in the form of Golden Valley. Here, there are options to trek in the adjoining forests. The Meenmutti waterfall is a major draw at Kallar.

Jungle Safari and WildlifeNeyyar Wildlife 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.

Going Back to History (Museums)Science and Technology Museum Complex houses galleries on electricity, electronics, power and motion, mechanics, popular science, mathematics, solar energy as well as automobile, computer and biomedical engineering. The Napier Museum boasts of a natural air conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. Natural History Museum houses some excellent galleries like the skeletal, bird, animal and taxidermy gallery as well as a museum.

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.

Some notable tourist attractions located in Ponmudi are a Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Point and various trekking spots. Mist-laden valleys, especially Golden Valley near Kallar River, also draw tourists. Travelers can find a deer park and wood and stone cottages colored in bright hues while visiting here. Located about 1.5 km from the hill station, is the Ponmudi Falls. Around 3 km from the Ponmudi Resort, is the popular Deer Park. The Meenmutty Falls, another popular attraction of the region, is about 3 km from the Kallar Main Road. Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the outskirts of Ponmudi, is a preserve spread across 53 sq km and accommodates a variety of wild animals and birds like Asian elephants, sambar, leopards, lion-tailed macaques, Malabar grey hornbills, etc.

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