At a distance of 6 km from Munnar, Pothamedu is a tiny hamlet over hilly terrains. It is chiefly a view point from where vast acres of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations can be seen. Also seen are the popular Pallivasal Tea Factory and a hydroelectric power plant. The area offers an excellent opportunity to connect personally with nature. Trekking, sight seeing and nature walks along the mountains are popular activities amongst tourists at Pothamedu View Point.

Private and government operated (KSRTC - Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) buses are available from Kochi(Ernakulam). Regular bus services from Tamil Nadu (towns like Theni, Kumbam, Madurai and Coimbatore) are operated by Tamil Nadu and Kerala Governments.
Kochi/ Cochin Airport serves as the nearest airport to Munnar. One hundred and twenty one km from Munnar, the Cochin Airport (121 km) at Nedumbassery is a four hour scenic drive to Munnar. Cochin airport is connected to major cities in India and abroad.
Railway Station:
Ernakulam Railway Station (135 km) and Aluva Railway Station (120 km) are two stations that connect Munnar arterially with other cities. Tourists can take bus to Munnar from Central Bus Station which is situated quiet close to the Railway Station. Munnar also falls close to other rail heads and can be very much accessed through Theni (60 km), Changanassery (114 km) and Madurai (160 km).

Tourist Place to Visit in Idukki District, Kerala