Vagamon Tourism

Vagamon Tourism

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Vagamon Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Idukki
Vagamon is a hill station situated in Kerala near the border of Kotayyam-Iduki. Vagamon is surrounded by a sequence of three quaint hills, namely Murugan Hill, Kurisumala Hill and Thangal Hill.

History of Vagamon

Discovered by the British, who found the region ideal for tea plantations, Vagamon is also known as the ‘Scotland of Asia’. Later on Christian missionaries came and made Kurisumala ‘mountain of the holy cross’, in Vagamon, their spiritual abode.

People & Culture of Vagamon

The three hills of Vagamon have made this place so popular, that it is now a sacred place to three distinguished religious beliefs - Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The Kurisumala Hill is a popular hill station and is a spiritual centre for the Nazrani Catholics. The nearby Kurisumula Ashram is a home of religious bliss. This hill contains 12 sub heaps which are the actual places of worship.

Things to do in Vagamon

Vagamon offers all kinds of activities from pilgrimage, natural beauty and premium holiday resorts. Many types of flora and fauna in varied colours and species can be located easily in this hilly region. While long grasses and shrubs are present in lower altitudes, the higher altitudes have evergreen trees.

Apart from natural trails in the hills of Vagamon, wild buffaloes, rare species of birds, insects and big elephants can also be located in the forests. Vagamon is also a favourite spot of adventure seekers and offers trekking, rock climbing, paragliding and other adventurous activities. Vagamon packages provide travellers several options to choose from according to their taste and budget.

Kurisumala Hill is home to the famous Indo-Swiss Dairy farm project. The place is completely enclosed with tea estates and lakes. Thangal Hill is the burial chamber of Sheikh Fariduddin and Murugan Hill is devoted to Hindu God Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva. The third, Kurisumala Hill has a Kurisumala Ashram, which is a religious residence that links to both Hindu and Christian faith.

Pine forests, grasslands, meadows and even a popular suicide point at Thangal Hill, adds to the natural beauty of Vagamon. Travelling through the main road in this division is an exciting experience with deep valleys and splendid sites throughout.

Travelling to Vagamon

Vagamon is well connected and easily accessible by road from Kottayam and Cochin. It is around 100 km from Cochin and Trivandrum, the state capital. The nearest railway station to reach Vagamon is approximately 64 km away in Kottayam.

Accommodation options in Vagamon

Being a hill station, hotels in Vagamon are slightly crowded in summer and it is better to make bookings in advance if visiting during this time. The region caters to all types of budgets and has accommodation options ranging from budget hotels to luxury resorts. Most of the budget options are situated at an optimal distance from the waterfalls and other attractions. There are also suitable accommodation options for trekkers in the surrounding areas.

During December-January, Vagamon exhibits a pleasant mood of nature, mist that can be touched, raindrops, gentle breeze and the golden hue. The place has a pleasant climate and has temperature of 10-230C in summer even in midday.

Vagamon is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Kottayam and Pathanamthitta.

Best time to visit Vagamon in the next six months

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Vagamon Traveller Reviews

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Suraj Sabat

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  • Suraj Sabat
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 77 photos
  • 33 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  190265 readers

"Beautiful and Calm"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2017
Though this hill station has less tourist spot than Munnar but its so beautiful that one can spend really quality time with family and friends. Many guest house are available. Road quality is bad. Not much restaurant is available. You also have an option to buy spices and tea.
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Lakshmi Priya

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  • Lakshmi Priya
  • 19 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2236 readers

"Misty Vagamon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2016
We finally made it to visit Vagamon through car from Trivandrum. The drive was pleasant as we started early in the morning at 4 in order to avoid traffic. We reached the resort at 12 in the afternoon. It took 6 hrs drive and 2 hrs break as we had baby on board. The climate was little bit sunny when we reached there, but immediately changed to misty and then it started drizzling. There is a boat house where you can go for boating (self and no boatman will come), peddle boats and row boats are available, floating ball is available there. Other places of interest include Vagamon meadows which is scenic spot. Then there is Kurisimala, a hill top Murugan temple and a mosque, for all the three you should climb the hill for one kilometer. We avoided this as we had baby with us. There is nothing special to shop here.
It is a place where one can relax and enjoy the silence and also the view of the Western Ghats. Just pick your favourite book, enjoy the climate, sit and read. It is a place to rejuvenate your soul.
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Akhil Thomas

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  • Akhil Thomas
  • Lives in Latur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3800 readers

"Beautiful place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 23, 2016
During monsoon the grass lands become lush green and patches of rain clouds move over the grasses, it is possible to touch the cloud and feel it. One can get deceived in the pine forest on a foggy winter day. Need more adventure, then their is paragliding. A hot tea from a near by estate will surely fill your minds. Hotels are available or it can be a mid station in between Munnar and Alleppy.
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Jaison Netto

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  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 168 photos
  • 80 Reviews
  •  51 helpful votes
  •  296878 readers

"Nice place for riders"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2016
Its a very good hill station and will be very good for a bike trippers or riders because of the adventurous curvy roads and some steep climbs.

Some of the major attraction includes

1. Barren hills

2. Pine forest

3. Vagamon Lake

4. Vagamon Kurushumala

There are some awesome resorts on this place with very decent scenic beauty and it will be worth to stay in any of the places like this and the price is comparatively cheaper with respect to other hill stations.

I went to this place with a biker gang and I recommend this place to biker groups especially.
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Rajesh Varun

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  • Rajesh Varun
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1780 readers

"Lesser known Hill Station!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 2, 2016
Vagamon, a beautiful and spectacular hill station located around 80km from Kottayam, is one of the lesser known hill station of Kerala. Winding road that is cut along the hill with major coffee and estates surrounding you with a lush green scenery is something which stays for ever in your memory. The Pine Forest, Green Meadows are a couple of examples to tell you what Vagamon is all about. Nature lovers, if are you looking for a place that is filled with greenery and swirls a romantic feel in you, I would suggest you not to miss Vagamon when you visit Kerala.
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Shijo Thomas

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  • Shijo Thomas
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 137 photos
  • 40 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  27736 readers

"Meadows and pine forests!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 11, 2016
A hill station still untouched by the tourism commercialization, Vagamon is a small town located 65 km from Kottayam. Tourists can enjoy the pleasant weather, amazing greenery from tea Estates, pine forests and green Meadows. The bald green Hills are known for many movie shoots and song sequences especially in South Indian movies. Good place to relax if your idea of a Hill station is not as grand as Ooty or Kodaikanal.
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Mohammed Thanzil

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  • Mohammed Thanzil
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3177 readers

"Mountains & hills with adventure!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2016
Kerala- the tourist destination. If you need little bit adventure, then Vagamon is the place to go. Big Mountains and hills, especially Thangal para, if you are lazy. Surely its going to screw you. It is one of the main location for film shooting. You want to walk more climb more in order to enjoy Vagamon.
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Bhadra Sujith

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  • Bhadra Sujith
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2007 readers

"Vagamon, a nice tour"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
Vagamon is wonderful place I visited. I love the place very much. Its very simple and beautiful place. The climate is too good. The waterfall near Kuttikkanam hills is very attractive one. Way to the Vagamon is too attractive so we love the way to there.
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Mamadathu John

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  • Mamadathu John
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3327 readers

"Memorable trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 9, 2016
Me and my friends visited Vagamon 3 times in a single year it is the most beautiful place to see in Kerala. We had a memorable trip in Vagamon, we visited Kurisumala, Thangal Para, Pine Forest and Mottakunnu. The locals are nice and helps us, there are good hotels and restaurants. I recommend this place to everyone.
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Sarath Sugunan

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  • Sarath Sugunan
  • 1 Review
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"Vagmon-A bullet trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
Blessed with natural beauty, perfect destination for motorcycle enthusiasts for a one day trip. Vagamon meadows are excellent and paragliding point is a wonderful place for those who are new to this place. Please carry sweaters, you can also find good cheap food. Homestays are also available.
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