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Vagamon Hill Station

Vagamon Hill Station

Vagamon Hill Station
March 20
08:13 2013

Hill Stations in Kerala – VAGAMON

Introduction

The ancient land founded by the legendary mythological figure Rishi Parashuram, blessed with emerald backwaters and gold and silver beaches is Kerala- God’s own country. With the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on its east, Kerala is a treasure trove of indigenous cultural practices and art forms that have mesmerized people all over the world. Be it the age old Kathakali or the newly rediscovered Mohiniattyam or the knowledge of Ayurveda. Basking in the generosity of the sun and rain the climate of Kerala supports a lush vegetation including the famous spices and a wide array of wildlife unlike anywhere else in the country. This miraculously unspoiled serene wilderness is all nature lovers’ paradise and rapidly gaining momentum as a popular tourist hub in and around the country. Though shadowed by the fabled beauty of the beaches and backwaters, the hill stations in Kerala on the Western Ghats are the repository of a different kind of wealth displayed in oblivion and irrespective of human interest. Conveniently located at the Idukki-Kottayam border amidst bluish green hills shrouded in candyfloss clouds is Vagamon.

About Vagamon

At an altitude of 1100 m and 65 km from Idukki district and 60 km from Kottayam Vagamon made up of the Thangal hills, the Kurisumala and the Murugan hills. Perched high among green tea plantations and gurgling streams, Vagamon or Wagamon ensures an exhilarating and soothing haven for trekkers and hikers. Strolling through he nature walks in Vagamon, you might come across elephants frolicking in pools juts like that. With a rich and varied range of flora and fauna Vagamon is ideal for all those seeking a travel experience with a difference.

Tourist Attractions

  • Kurisumala (Christian pilgrimage)
  • Kurisumala dairy farm
  • Unique rock formation at Thangal para an Indo-Swiss project
  • Tea plantations

How to Reach

Vagamon is well connected by road to Kottayam, Palai and Idukki.  2  hrs (approx) drive from any of these places will take you to Vagamon.

Travel Tips

  • The temperature remains between 10 degrees and 23 degrees centigrade. Carry adequate clothing
  • Trek to the dairy farm run by monks to witness the work there
  • Hike about nature walks; they have surprises for you in store

 

Get more details on specific hill stations by clicking links below:

1. Idukki Hill Station 2. Munnar Hill Station
3. Devikulam Hill Station 4. Ponmudi Hill Station
5. Attappady Hill Station 6. Peerumedu Hill Station
7. Vagamon Hill Station 8. Wayanad Hill Station

 

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