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Ponnumthuruthu, Varkala

Ponnumthuruthu is a remarkable tourist attraction in Thiruvananthapuram. It is an island whose name literally translates in the 'Golden Island'. According to the folklores, the royal family of Travancore used to hide their precious gems on this island. Interestingly, no one has been successful in finding any precious stone or metal.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) It is an island that serves as a perfect escape from the bustling life of the city
2) A nearby village Nedungunda where one can witness the art of making the coir material
3) This island is also the place where the rare medicinal herbs can be found
4) It is the home to a variety of avifauna as well. Some birds that can be spotted here are the Brahminy kite, heron, hornbill etc.

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Chuck the monsoons and you can pay a visit to Ponnumthuruthu. The location of this island calls the tourists throughout the year. The locals, as well as tourists, visit this beautiful island, especially during the festival of Shivaratri.

 

Reaching There:-
Since Ponnumthuruthu is located in Trivandrum, it has a vast network of roadways and railways. There are frequent ferry services available from Nedungunda village to this island.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Varkala Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Trivandrum International Airport

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