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.
Vagamon Major Tourist Atractions
Vagamon Kurisumala :
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.
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.