Porthimund is one of the beautiful small villages in Nilgiris district. The place is located some 25 kms from Ooty town. It is a beautiful place which is unexplored by humans. The area is protected and need permission from forest department to enter this area. Porthimund has two spectacular dams namely Porthimund dam and Parson's Valley dam. The place is complete greenery and haven for wildlife. Trekking through porthimund is allowed and it is also trekkers paradise.