Ponmudi (the Golden Peak) is a beautiful hill station surrounded by Tea gardens. The travel along this stretch provides a thrilling experience as drivers and riders have to navigate 22 Hairpin turns. Other attractions near Ponmudi include Golden Valley and a number of rivulets and rapids, some even across the road. The slopes shrouded in mist fill one with a feeling of surprise and amazement. A large amount of rare flora and fauna can be seen here including hills flowers, wild orchids, and exotic butterflies.
The temperature is calm throughout the year and the three-hour drive from the city is justified once the valley comes into view. Travelers can always visit at the breath-taking Kallar River on the way, which flows parallel to the road in the opposite direction, with the pretty Meenmutty Waterfalls only a little distance ahead. A large number of Hotels and resorts have come up in the area. Trekking and camping options are also available for those interested in exploring this natural wonder on foot. The tree house view tower is another beautiful place to visit. Today Ponmudi is one of the most important tourist destinations in Kerala