Ponmudi (the Golden Peak) is a hill station in n the thiruvananthapuram district of kerala in india. It is located 55.2 km north-east of trivandrum city at an altitude of 1100 m. Ponmudi peak is a part of the western ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the arabian sea.
Ponmudi is connected to Trivandrum by a two lane highway . The last 18km starting from Anapara has scenic views, as it winds through the mountains and tea gardens. The travel along this stretch provides a thrilling experience as drivers and riders have to navigate 22 hair pin turns.Ponmudi is also a popular spot for backpacking and trekking. The climate is pleasant year-round.