Vagamon Tourism
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Vagamon Tourism

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Vagamon Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Hill
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.
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Mohammed Thanzil

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  • Mohammed Thanzil
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  35 readers

"Mountains & hills with adventure!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
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
  •  17 readers

"Vagamon, a nice tour" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  7 readers

"Memorable trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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 2 months ago
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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Aswin  Harish

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  • Aswin Harish
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 1 Review
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"Perfect Place for a Hill Station"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Vagamon is known for its climate and its natural beauty, Best time to visit is the winter season, Some of the must visit places are Pine Forest, Barren Hills, kurisimala, Vagamon Lake. , Boating and kazhak are available at the Vagamon Lake which are pretty cool, For food hotels are available but not too many, being a vegetarian I wasn't satisfied with the food available but non veg foods are available in variety and other local shopping aren't bad, But there aren't many places to visit more than day or two. Unless you want to stay and relax at the Hotel don't plan for a trip more than 3 days, Some days can be rainy and can ruin your trip if you don't carry an umbrella.
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 69 photos
  • 189 Reviews
  •  177 helpful votes
  •  43030 readers

"Amazing Vagamon with Meadows, zigzag roads, tea plantations and hills"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2015
Vagamon is a perfect hideaway from the concrete jungle and we planned our trip just to feel the real beauty of the nature. The drive through the zigzag road was really astounding. The boundless thriving green hills, breathtaking narrow valley and winding streams all makes it a perfect tourist place. On reaching Vagamon the attractions like Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss Project and Kurisumala Ashram were places we visited. . The sequence of 3 beautiful hills called Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurisumala gave an wonderful feel. The drive along the road inside the tea garden and the adventurous drive to Thangal Para gave a treasured experience.
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Afthab K a

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  • Afthab K a
  • 7 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  8711 readers

"Best place to hangout and have fun"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 7, 2015
Best place to visit and have fun with friends. I suggest you people to visit Vagamon. It's an awesome place and the best service at Royal Hotel which I can tell and suggest each and everyone. We enjoyed the trip. It was very awesome. We got a good experience from this place.
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Jaimon varghese Varghese

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  • Jaimon varghese Varghese
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2561 readers

"Most relaxing place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2015
I went with my friends. There was lot of mountains and pine forest trees. We can go there and relax. That's a very romantic area. There we get fresh carrots from there farm. The expenses is very lower compared to other places in Kottayam.
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Aravind Mc

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  • Aravind Mc
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
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  •  4 helpful votes
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"A good place to relax"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2015
Must visit spot would be the suicide point for its serene location awesome scene and more importantly there is PARAGLIDING its season on so visit during the end of feb. When the wind is really good you would have to register for paragliding before you go in an online registration web page fly vagamon. Only place to have food would be homely food near pine valley. Pine valley is the best place to trek. No matter what the weather is its always cool inside. Stay at vagamon heights is recommended but winter wale is also good.
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Anoob Cr

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  • Anoob Cr
  • Lives in Cherthala
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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  2522 readers

"An awesome road trip to vagamon with friends"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015
Vagamon is a good place to visit which is both ideal for couples and groups. The main attraction of vagamon is small grass covered hills and misty climate. This place is so romantic and has good scenic beauty. There are places for adventurous tourists near by. Parunthumpara, Kuttikkanam and thangal para are apt for trekking. There are some really nice home made food food available at this place. During December the temperature will be below 10 degree. So the travelers should keep a sweat shirt with them. Overall its a very nice place
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