Nestled in the lap of Western Ghats, Vagamon is an enchanting hill station located in Kottayam Idukki border of Kerala. This tiny green plantation town is about 1200 meters above the sea level. The cool climate with fresh cool air, pine forest, stunning waterfalls and the fabulous meadows made Vagamon a paradise of tourists.
The journey to Vagamon itself is an unforgettable experience. The road to Vagamon is cut in solid rock lined with pine forests. The breathtaking beauty of misty hills, valleys and cascading waterfalls in Vagamon takes you to another world. The cool climate and the surrounding greenery is a refreshing experience.
With its peaceful ambiance Vagamon is the perfect place to spend your holidays in the lap of nature away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visiting Vagamon is an elating experience which bring joy and inner peace to yourself. There are many attractions in and around Vagamon.
Vagamon hill station has a beautiful series of hillocks, valleys and cascading waterfalls that make it the ideal getaway for tourists. Take a walk along the narrow, mist covered roads that wind up the hills and experience bliss that nature offering you.
For those who loves adventure there is options of trekking, paragliding or rock climbing. The wild Orchids are another interesting speciality of this charming hill station.
Places to Visit in Vagamon
Vagamon, engulfed by three hills. Vagamon hills offers you the wonderful sight of meadows, beautiful flowers, bluish brown hills, cotton mist and many more. The cool mountain air is a soothing experience.
Along with the scintillating natural beauty the hills of Vagamon offers you many fun filled experiences. It's better to take a walk and enjoy the attractions spread around.
The main attraction in Vagamon is the three consecutive hills (Paras) each of which is significant to a different region. You can make your way to this hills by walk.
1. Thangal Para or Thangal Hill
Thangal Para or Thangal Hill, a famous Muslim Pilgrimage centre is the hill at the top of which the mausoleum of Sheik Fariduddin was found. Thangalpara located 5 km from Vagamon has remarkable rock formations of different size and shape. One can also see the Indo Swiss project.
2. Kurisumala or Kurisu Hill
Kurisumala or Kurisu Hill located 10 km from Vagamon houses the Kurisumala Ashram a cloister for christian monks who has both Indian as well as Christian beliefs. The dairy farm in Kurisumala is a must see attraction. Other attractions here are the 14 crosses positioned at regular intervals and St Thomas Mount, a centenary memorial.
3. The Murugan Hill or Murugan Para
The Murugan Hill or Murugan Para is devoted to Hindu God Murugan , The Son of Lord Siva. The Temple carved from rock in one side of the hill is a magnificent sight. This peaceful spot is a famous Hindu Pilgrim centre.
This three hills made Vagamon a place of religious harmony.
Flora and Fauna in Vagamon
Vagamon has an attractive flora and Fauna. Flowering plants of various colours and species are found here. While lower altitude have thorny shrubs and long grasses there are evergreen trees in higher altitudes. In this hilly region you will also get to see untamed buffaloes, many variety of birds and insects and also elephants playing and taking bath.
Also there is one famous school following the traditional guru shishya system of learning. The Labour India Indo - American International Gurukulam located near the base of Kurisumala is a landmark of Vagamon.
Where To Stay in Vagamon
This lovely hill station in Kerala has so many attractive hotels and resorts situated amidst the natural greenery of the hills. Staying in these wonderful hotels and resorts will make your holiday even more memorable. There are both luxury and budget hotels in here.
Some of the best staying places in Vagamon are Vagamon Heights, Vagamon Hideout Resort, Green Meadows, Summer Sand Hill Resort and Ayurvedic Centre, Ananya Hill Resort etc. Most of the hotels and resorts organise campfire, horse rides, Paddle boating, trekking and hiking options. There are some places with tree house.
Where To Eat in Vagamon
Most hotels in Vagamon offers traditional Kerala meal of red rice, sambar and many other Kerala dishes. Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Cuisines and also North Indian dishes are available in Vagamon hotels and Resorts.