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Vagamon Travel Guide

Sited in the border region of Kottayam and Idukki of Kerala, Vagamon is an awe-inspiring South Indian hill station perfect for honeymooners and all types of travelers. This lush hill station is settled down at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters above the sea-ground. This city is one amongst the striking hill stations of Kerala with appealing, cool and exotic climate conditions throughout the year. It attracts explorers towards its flora and fauna and natural scenic beauty that set it apart from other South Indian cities and towns.


This place was discovered by the British, who found it quite perfect for tea cultivations. The city is also famous as the 'Asian Scotland'. After that Christina missionaries appeared in the city and created mountain of the holy cross called Kurisumala at this place, which was their pious dwelling.

Climate Conditions

Summer Temp: 22C-43C
Winter Temp: 20C-32C
Best time to Travel this Place: Throughout the year

How to Reach Vagamon?

The city has well interlinked transport system by which you can reach there.

By Air: Kochi is the nearby international airport from where you can reach at this city

By Train: Kottayam is the closest railhead that connects with Vagamon.

By Road: Either you can hire a private car or can drive yourself to head towards this beautiful city. It has well interstate highway connection. Driving through its path might help you seize some unforgettable natural beauties like pleasant sounds of burbling streams, cool breeze of fresh mountain air and many more.

This city is also effectively connected with bus services running from near cities like Alleppey, Sabarimala, Thekkady, Chottanikkara, Munnar, Kochi and Kalady.

Major Attractions:

  • Dairy Farm
  • Kurisumala Ashram
  • Mundakayam Ghat
  • Kurisumala Hill
  • Suicide Point
  • Murugan Para
  • Thangal Para
  • Vagamon Lake
  • Vagamon Falls
  • Thangal Para
  • Mottamala
  • Illikal Peak
  • Poonjar Palace
  • Maramala Waterfalls

Food: The hotels as well as resorts located over here feature their own domestic restaurants with multi-cuisine services like continental, Chinese, Indian and of course the conventional Keralite delights. The few cottages sited near the hills also help you taste some local foods and eateries to satisfy your taste buds.

Shopping: Unlike other tourist places it has not got many options for shopaholics, but you can quench your shopping thirst by purchasing different spices and tea products.

Accommodation Options: With comfy high-scale resorts to economical cottage houses, beach resorts and suites, there are plenty of options that you can choose to stay.

However, in summer the resorts get packed with tourists all around the world, so ensure booking in advance.


While having been in Varkala you can indulge in several adventurous and enjoyable activities. These activities include:

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Adventure Sports
  • Fishing and bird watching

People and Customs: The three hills residing in this Sothern city make it quite famous and now it has become a sacred place housing three renowned religious beliefs including Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. The Kurisumala Hill, which is a famous hill station, is known to be the spiritual hub of the Nazrani Catholics. The Kurisumula Ashram situated nearby also is famous for its religious bliss and significance. The 12 sub heaps contained by this hill are of utmost religious importance where people come to worship.

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