The charms of Vagamon hill station is peacefully nested in the border of Idukki-Kottayam district in Kerala at an altitude of 1100 metersfrom the sea level. It is a wonderland for tourists especially for honeymooners. The amazing beauty of this picture perfect place is contributed by salubrious climate and varied moods of nature. Gentle breeze, rain drop, golden hue, dense virgin forest, meandering rivulets, cascading waterfalls and verdant greenery from pine trees and meadows are the astonishing colors of Vagamon. The uphill driving is an excellent experience; one can enjoy fresh mountain air, chirps of bird, green capped mountains and gurgling streams. The fabulous panoramic views will sleep the tourist’s feet s off. It is place to try trekking adventures. The diverse range of experience from rustic to romantic are made the Vagamon as outstanding picnic spot and gorgeous hill station.
Places to Visit
It is a Christian monastery. Good Friday is celebrated as grand festival. The devotees climbs the hill by carrying the wooden holy cross. It is a popular Christian pilgrim and community for spiritual seekers and those who believe Indian spirituals and Gandhian philosophy.The Resurrection Garden is the top most area of this ashram. It feeds poor every day. Kurisumala is well known for pure honey and milk production.
Vagamon lake is amazingly surrounded by the mist covered mountains and lush greenery. Boat ride in this lake at the mesmerizing back drop of colorful flowers and manicured lawns is most loved activity among tourists.
Adventurous people are fond of Vagamon for the thrilling rock climbing and trekking of 1100 meters high hill. The picturesque surrounding beauty made trekking routes more interesting . Paragliding is another adrenaline pumping activity to be enjoyed.
Murugan Para – a famous rock-cut temple located at a distance of 8 km from Vagamon attracts several devotees. Thangal Para – Dhargah of Sheik Fariduddin and a perched huge rock is famous for yearly congregation of devotees. Dairy farming, Vaaagamon falls and Mundakayam Ghats are other places to hang around.
How to reach Vagamon
Cochin internatonal airport is nearest airport.
The nearest railway station is Kottayam railway station.
There are several bus transportation is available to get into Vagamon. State and private bus facilities are frequently available.
In summer 22-25°c and in winter 10-18°c and best visited throughout the year.