The popular hill station of Ponmudi is now accessible by road once again, after a section of the road leading up to it slid off its base.This was a major setback for tourists visiting the area, as the only other way to get to Ponmudi was by trekking through the forests. However, with the road now open, travelers can reach the hill station much more easily.
With its verdant surroundings and breathtaking vistas, Ponmudi is a fantastic tourist destination. It is also rich in biodiversity, housing several endangered plant and animal species.
So if you’re planning a trip to Kerala, be sure to add Ponmudi to your list of places to visit. You won’t be disappointed!
Landslides are a common occurrence in hilly areas during periods of heavy rainfall. The forest road to Ponmudi hill station, a major tourist destination in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, was closed last week due to a landslide. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident, which occurred on the evening of October 7th, after several hours of heavy rain.
The repair work is completed and the road is open to travelers. During the blockade, many tourists were forced to cancel their trips to Ponmudi. Landslides can be extremely destructive, causing damage to infrastructure and often resulting in loss of life.
It is important to be aware of the risks they pose, especially if you are travelling to or living in hilly areas. If you see signs of a landslide on the way to Ponmudi (e.g. cracks in the ground or rocks falling from cliffs), do not hesitate to contact authorities so that they can take appropriate action.
Towerds Ponmudi roads will be closed only during heavy rainfall or when there is an expected landslide. The local authorities will make announcements about the closures through the local media.
Another major reason for closing the road to Ponmudi is a “red alert,” issued by the district administration based on the weather report. Due to the impending bad weather, the district administration could decide to close the road to Ponmudi as a precautionary measure. This is to ensure the safety of travellers as well as to prevent any damage to vehicles that may occur due to heavy rains.