Vagamon, situated at an elevation of 1100 meters above sea level is a trekker’s paradise and is just 64 kms away from Kottayam and 34 kms from Pala. It is an ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales.
The enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens will soon be having one of India’s foremost ecotourism projects. It is also home to one of the cattle breeding stations in Kerala. The office of the Live Stock Development Board is also located here.
How to Reach
Air: Wagamon is roughly 100 kms from Cochin, the nearest International Airport.
Road: Wagamon is roughly 100 kms from Cochin, the commercial capital of the State and is easily accessible by road from Kottayam and Cochin.
Rail: It is 64 kms from Kottayam -the nearest railway station.
Places to Visit in Vagamon
Theekoy valley: Vagamon, a hill station – 3500ft above sea level, is one of the upcoming destinations in Kerala’s tourism map. On the way to Vagamon lies the Theekoy valley and the journey through the zigzagging mountain paths will be an unforgettable experience as both the sides of the road are decked with colorful innumerable varieties of flowers. The cloud touching hills on the one side and the deep trenches converging on the dark green valleys below on the other side are a treat to the eyes.
Kurisumala: One of the prime attractions for a tourist visiting Vagamon is the famous Kurisumala Ashram. This is a pilgrimage center for Christians. A Belgian Cistercian monk, Francis Acharya built this Ashram. A cool and soft breeze, which blows across the valley, will make an imprint on your soul. This place is a perfect place for meditatation. On the eastern side of the hill is Muruganmala housing a rock cut temple dedicated to Murugan. The famous Indo-Swiss Dairy project is located near Kurisumala.
Activities in Vagamon
Horse Ride, Para gliding, Rock climbing, Fishing, Horseriding: Vagamon, an enchantingly beautiful land provides unlimited holiday fantasies all through the year. It is a perfect place for both native and foreign tourists to rejuvenate. This area hanging from the steep and sloppy hills abounds with exotic flora and fauna and hosts numerous beautiful waterfalls. One can enjoy activities like Horse riding, Para Gliding, Rock climbing, Fishing etc here.