Ponkunnam is a census town in the eastern high-ranges of Kerala and part of the Kottayam district. Ponkunnam literally means "The Town with a Golden Mountain." It is located 35 kms towards east from district head quarters Kottayam and 148 kms from state capital Thiruvananthapuram. This part of Kerala is famous for its fertile lands and rubber plantations.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available Kanjirappally (6 kms). Some of them are Green Park Hotel (Tariff - Rs.1100), Hill Top Hotel (Tariff - Rs.900) and Marias Homestay (Tariff - Rs.2000).
The official language is Malayalam.
Some of the events in Ponkunnam are Thiruvutsavam of Elamgulam Sree Dharma Sastha (January), Perunal of Holy Family Church Ponkunnam (January) and Perunal of Elamgulam St. Mary’s Church (December).
Places to Visit
Chirakkadava Sri Mahadevar Temple, Ponkunnam Puthiyakavil Devi Temple and St. Mary’s Church are places to see in Ponkunnam.
How to Get There
The nearest Airport is Cochin International Airport, Kochi (94 km).
Kottayam Rail Way Station is major railway station 31 KM near to Ponkunnam.
Ponkunnam has one KSRTC Bus stand and one private bus stand. Daily, there are many buses to Kottayam, Changanassery, Kochi, Banglore etc. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Ponkunnam include Kallada Travels (Suresh Kallada), SPS Travels. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.