Vagamon

Situated 1100 meters above sea on the hills of the Idukki-Kottayam border, Vagamon is comprised of a beautiful series of hillocks, valleys and cascading waterfalls that make it the ideal getaway for tourists. The hill station has a chain of 3 beautiful hills called Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurismala that give an enchanting feel to this beautiful hill station. The Vagamon hill station offers a unique and different environ in comparison to other hill stations of Kerala. Besides, being abundant in natural beauty, the place also offers space for spiritual activities. The peaceful surroundings with cool and soft breeze blowing across the valley make it a perfect place for meditation.

Weather

Being a hill station, Vagamon temperature varies between 10°C – 25°C. The weather is mostly pleasant throughout the year.

How to Reach

The nearest airport to reach Vagamon is Cochin International airport that lies at a distance of 150 km from Peermede. The Cochin International airport is well-connected with some of the prominent international and domestic cities.

Kottayam and Madurai railway stations are the nearest railheads located at a distance of 64 km and 149 km respectively. Trains at regular intervals come here from different parts of the country.

Vagamon is well connected through the state bus service as well as public transport system to prominent cities of Kerala like Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Kottayam, Munnar and Madurai.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Kurisumala: A popular Christian pilgrimage, it is flocked by followers especially during the Good Friday week. Its followers come from various part of the country to climb up the hills with wooden crosses. Kurisumala is one of the most popular tourist spots in Vagamon.

Pine Hill: Going to the Pine Hills is like walking into the woods. The huge forest cover of Pine trees make up for a lovely sight. Most tourists find this place relaxing and use their time here to relax in the lap of nature or stroll down the hill; it’s a beautiful experience being so close to nature.

Kurisumala Hill: Kurisumala Hill is situated about 5 km away from Vagamon and is considered to be an important religious center for Christians. There is a church located at the top of this hill, which has fourteen crosses on its pathway. Devotees carry small wooden crosses during the holy week, while climbing the Kurisumala Hill.

Murugan Mala: It is a small hill situated on the eastern side of Kurisumala. The temple of Lord Murugan constructed using a single rock is situated on this hill. It is also known as the Murugan Para and is situated about 8 km away from the town of Vagamon.

Thangal Hill: It is an important religious site near Vagamon. It is famous for the burial chamber of Sufi saint, Sheikh Fariduddin. This hill is covered with grasslands, meadows and dense pine forests.

Vagamon Water falls: At Vagamon there are several waterfalls with grassy hillocks stretching into the forest on one side and ending at the cliff on the other. This large tract of land has a small stream originating at the lake and going through. The steep hill tract which provides access to the water fall area is along the ridge.

Mundakayam Ghat: It is situated about 8 km away from Vagamon and is famous for the paragliding festival, organized by ASSTA (Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy), Kerala. It is one of the low lying areas in the state, ideal for birdwatching.

Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary: Located 10 km away from Vagamon, Ulipooni makes up for a perfect picnic spot. It is a peaceful romantic destination, a good place to spend a day with your family or spouse.

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