Vagamon hill station it is located at about 60 km from Kottayam and 65 km from Idukki district in Kerala. Situated at an elevation of about 1100 meters above the sea level, Vagamon is picturesquely surrounded by three chains of hills namely Thangal hill, Kurisumala and Murugan hill. It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales.
The enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens will soon be one of India’s foremost Eco-tourism projects. All the trekking enthusiasts will enjoy climbing this 1100 meters tall hill. This tourist place also has to offer Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss Project and Kurisumala Ashram. The quite surroundings with cool breezing all round the year make Vagamon one of the most sought after destinations for the tourists looking for a break from stressful life of cities.
Vagamon Major Tourist Atractions
Vagamon Kurisumala : is a Christian pilgrim centre and one of the main attractions at vagamon. The main day of attraction is on Good Friday. This is where hundreds of devotees from far and near converge during the holy week and after to climb the hill carrying wooden crosses.
Kurisumala Ashram : Kurisumala Ashram, a monastery for Christian ascetics, who have belief in the Christianity along with the Indian spiritual beliefs, is worth visiting a place in Vagamon.
Kurisumala Ashram is at the heart of the Sahya Mountains, which run parallel to India’s south west coast. It is a place sanctified by the breeze which blows softly across the valleys and by the overwhelming beauty of the creation, and the mediative thoughts which arise from the depth of silence. Even today people move to the mountains in search of peace of mind and of God-experience.
Green Meadows and Grassy Planes : Wagamon is very famous for its charming meadows. These meadows with a background of beautiful mountains gives a pure expression of nature. Tea and Eucalyptus plantation are a major feature to see here.
Pine Forests and Wild Orchids : Wagamon Pine forest is also a major attraction to see here along with beautiful wild Orchids. Generally there is a rush of tourists here during the blooming season of Orchids. Since Wagamon is having small streams and streams account for some fresh waterfalls.
Water falls and the ravine The steep hill tract which provides access to the water fall area is along the ridge and there can be many pavilions along that to enjoy rain, wind, and the infinite view of the hillscapes. There can also be performance podiums with the mountainous landscape as the background.
Adventure at Vagamon
The steep rocky hill tract is almost mountainous in character. The cliff and ravine topography area is ideal for adventure activities that would attract people who like gliding, rope climbing, jumping and the like. There can be viewing pavilions too, as caves in the vertical surface of the hill which would attract people for staying inside. This can be carved out of the rocks and would provide an adventurous stay.
At approximately 100 kilometers from Kochi by road (NH47, NH49, SH8and SH14), Vagamon can be reached from Kottayam (64 kms) and Idukki (65 kms). Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport while the closest rail connection is at Kottayam.
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