Vagamon is a quaint hill station which is situated at the periphery of Kottayam in Idukki district of Kerala. The landscape of the hill resort is beautified further with meandering rivulets, verdant gardens, thick forest with pine trees, colorful flowers, green rolling hills and cascading waterfalls. The eclectic mix of all these bounties of nature makes Vagamon a perfect destination for honeymooners and romance seekers. Three lush green hills with rolling planes viz. Thangal Hill, Kurismala Hill and Murugan Hill add to the charm of Vagamon's landscape, which are a great draw for adventure seekers, trekkers and laid backs. Each hill provides a spectacular view to the viewers of its verdant greenery during Vagamon tour. Vagamon is famous for its honey and milk production which is the prime source of livelihood of the locals.
Vagamon Tourist Attractions :
Vagamon Lake : Lake is Situated amidst three knolls, the picture perfect Vagamon Lake is a great draw for tourists where you can enjoy pleasure boat ride. Colorful flowers, verdant green hills with rolling slopes add charm to the backdrop of picturesque Lake.
Mottamala : A group of 3 bald mountains which provides you perfect platform to capture some really cool pictures of the surroundings.
Suicide Point : Located on Moopanpara Hill. You can peep into the deep gorge from the edge of the cape to get a thrilling experience during Vagamon tour.
Kurisumala Ashram : Kurisumala Ashram is a popular Christian pilgrimage center which consists of 14 sub-mounds. Kurisumala Ashram is thronged by the devotees during Good Friday week when they carry the holy wooden cross to climb the hill to reach the Resurrection Garden where Kurisumala Ashram is located. Food to the poor is served in the Kurisumala Ashram daily.
Thangal Para : Thangal Para is a pilgrimage destination which houses the dargah of Afghan Sufi Saint Sheikh Fariduddin. Urs festival attracts devotees in thousands which is celebrated here with much ado.
Nearby Vagamon Tourist Attractions :
Murugan Para : The rock cut temple is situated 8 km away which is dedicated to Lord Murugan and attracts devotees in hundreds and thousands every day.
Trekking in Vagamon: Dense pine forests with gentle hill slopes make Vagamon a favorite destination for trekking for adventure seekers and nature lovers. There are some good trekking routes where you can walk at leisurely pace while admiring the beauty of the surroundings at the same time.
Camping in Vagamon :There are good sites for camping at Kolahalamedu. Do walk leisurely into the region to soak its beauty to the fullest during Vagamon tour.
Bird Watching & Fishing : You can enjoy bird watching in Vagamon and fishing in Vagamon Lake and other nearby water bodies.
Adventure Sports : Vagamon has facilities for adventure sports like paragliding, rock climbing and mountaineering that will keep the adrenaline pumping into your veins all through.
Getting There :
By Air : Nearest international airport to Vagamon is located at Kochi.
By Train : Closest rail connection to Vagamon is at Kottayam.
By Road : Drive by car is perhaps the best way to reach Vagamon. As you drive through the winding roads, you will be welcomed by the sound of gurgling streams, chirruping of beautiful birds and the breeze of fresh mountain air, all this will make your drive to Vagamon really amusing. Vagamon is well connected by bus service with nearby cities like Thekkady, Sabarimala, Munnar, Chottanikkara, Allepey, Kalady and Kochi.