En route to Ponmudi from Trivandrum is an incredibly beautiful place called Kallar. The picturesque town gets its name from the river Kallar, which flows through the region. The river has many attractive, round-shaped boulders and brightly-coloured pebbles, that lends a certain character to the water body. It is a favourite among picnickers, birders, and trekkers due to its rich biodiversity.
This tiny town near Trivandrum will stun you with its raw beauty; lush green fields, gorgeous water bodies and rustic bridges. Keep an eye out for the Kallar Bridge – one of the attractions of Kallar. Travellers can also flock to the nearby Golden Valley and the Meenmutty Waterfall. You can watch the beautiful river formations and enjoy a cool dip here. The trek to Meenmutty Waterfall is among the most famous trails in the region and is a favourite among adventure lovers. On the way to the waterfall, you would come across rare bird life and many species of butterflies.
Though the town experiences pleasant weather all year round, the best time to visit Kallar would be between September and March as the place is fully green and clean during these months. During peak summer season, all the water bodies in the region go dry, so it is recommended that you visit the place post monsoons when nature is in full bloom.
The lovely town of Kallar is only 42km from Trivandrum’s city centre. The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport, about 50km from Kallar and you can easily get cabs and private taxis from there that’ll take you to your destination.