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Adventure freaks can enjoy trekking to Ponmudi, a famous hill station situated near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.It is located at an astounding 3,200 feet above the level of the sea and at a distance of 61 kilometers from Trivandrum.Twenty-two narrow deflections lead to the adventure destination of Ponmudi. The gorgeous adventure destination of Ponmudi has a Deer Park that was previously called the Upper Sanatorium.A tour to Ponmudi can be easily undertaken as it is well connected by air, railways and road. The Trivandrum International Airport and Trivandrum Central Station are the options for people willing to take the aerial and the rail routes respectively. One can also avail the KSRTC bus services.
The adventure destination of Ponmudi in Kerala and its neighbourhood is dotted with a plethora of adventure and sight-seeing options. Those interested in chirping birds and colourful butterflies can head towards the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. It is spread across sprawling 53 square kilometers and incorporates portions of Palode and Kottoor sanctuaries. The Kallar river or ‘the river of stone’ is another major tourist attraction while trekking. A kilometer from the Kallar river will take you to the Golden Valley.To catch a breathtaking glimpse of the gushing Meenmutti Waterfalls, adventure freaks can trek across Vattappara, Vellarippara, Mamoodu and Vellarippara around the adventure tourist destination of Ponmudi. There is a sparkling reservoir of crystal clear water on the top to rejuvenate your senses.
Tourists also flock to the Neyyar Dam near the adventure destination of Ponmudi hill station, which houses a unique garden containing sculptures that capture myriad human actions like fishing and clicking photographs. Engaging in wildlife viewing can be fun at the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Established in 1958 and spread over 128 square kilometers, you can watch crocodiles sun bathing or go for a boat ride .If crocs interest you, then you can pay a visit to the Crocodile Protection Centre. A boat ride guarantees you a sight of the magnificent Agastyamali and for treating your weary soul, you can head towards the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram.
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