Vagamon- A complete tourist destination for Adventure, fun and more
Vagamon is a pretty hill station located in Idukki district of Kerala,. Perched at an elevation of over 1100 meters above the sea level, Vagamon enjoys a pleasant climate all round the year, which has earned the name the 'Scotland of Asia'. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon as one of the '50 most attractive places to visit in India'. It is a popular movie shooting location as well. First discovered by the British, Vagamon has evolved to be a popular adventure sports destination and holiday haven from being an erstwhile plantation town famous for its tea estates.
Still free from the footfalls of mass tourism, Vagamon tours will offer you a wonderful opportunity to relax and to be in sync in nature. The rolling valleys, lush green meadows, misty valleys and mountains dotted with pines- everything translates to immense beauty and serenity. Wagamon tourism is not only about sight seeing, but also offers ample opportunities for adventure sports. The windy conditions, Rocky Mountains and the sprawling valleys are well suited for activities like trekking, paragliding, mountaineering and rock climbing. Vagamon adventure tourism is drawing scores of travelers from far and wide.
Vagamon, seems to have an overtone of green that spreads well beyond your sight. The breathtaking spectacles in the form of deep ravines and the gurgling rivulets and waterfalls make it a wonderful holiday spot even for a casual weekend ramble for any holiday maker with no fixed travel itinerary. A trip to Vagamon in itself is an extraordinary experience. The winding roads cut through the pine forests and rocky gorges will offer the spectacular views of the valleys and plains several feet below you as you inch your way up in a relaxing drive.
The three hills Thangal, Murugan and Kurisumala hills which are thought to represent the three chief religions of Hindu, Muslin and Christian in Kerala , stand tall as the icon of cultural harmony. While the Kurisumala Hill is a popular hill station and is a spiritual centre for Catholics, Thangal Hill, the burial chamber of Sheikh Fariduddin makes it a popular pilgrimage centre for Muslims. The Murugan Hill is devoted to Hindu God Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva.
Located along the periphery of the Western Ghats and the foot hills that extend to Teekoy estates is a visual feast to the weary eyes. Set out on a trekking expedition to enjoy the magnificent views of the valleys and the gorges, which will truly leave you spell bound and stimulated. There are many convenient Vagamon packages that offer something special for every budget.
Some of the other must see spots in Vagamon include the Indo-Swiss Dairy farm project, the suicide point in Thangal hill, which is a popular view point that offers a panoramic views of the meadows and grasslands.
Vagamon is accessible by road, rain and air. It is located 39 km from Thodupuzha. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport while the closest railway station is Kottayam. There are many accommodation options in and around Vagamon. It is also conveniently located close to many other popular tourist destinations in Kerala like Thekkady, Peermade and Kulamavu.
As Kottayam lacks an airport, the nearest airport to reach Wagamon is from Cochin International Airport situated in Nedumbassery. The airport is around 100 km from Wagamon.
Wagamon is well connected with the places in Kottayam and Idukki districts. To reach Wagamon, one can use the nearest KSRTC bus stand in Erattupetta. From Kottayam Wagamon is about 64 km away.
The nearest railway station to Wagamon is in Kottayam, which is 64 km away.