At a distance of 16 km from Ponmudi Bus Station, Golden Valley is a charming place located at Kallar near Ponmudi, Kerala. It is one of the beautiful places to visit in Ponmudi, especially people who want to spend some quality time amidst nature.
Settled along the banks of Kallar River, Golden Valley is a picturesque location known for its lush green valley, crystal clear water and golden sand. It is one of the must-visit attractions for every traveler as part of the Ponmudi Tour. The Vamanapuram River takes the name Kallar, literally 'the river of stone', as the riverbed and banks here are crowded with boulders, rocks and smooth pebbles of all shapes, sizes, and colours. The valley has been named after the pebbles and golden stones present at this place. This is also the place where the monsoons form a seasonal confluence of the Kallar river with a tributary.
Golden Valley is an ideal location to spend with family and friends as it offers calm ambiance, meadows for children to play and rejuvenating air. This valley can be reached through Kallar Bridge and is a beautiful spot where people can enjoy a dip in the clear waters of the stream flowing here. There are options to trek in the adjoining forests as well. Visitors to Kallar can make use of the modern tourist facilitation center run by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC). It offers facilities for recreation and also for organizing parties.