Vagamon

Why To Go

Vagamon or Wagamon is one of the major tourist destination in southern India. This hilly township is situated at an elevation of 1100metre under Kottayam districts of Indian state Kerala. This is one of the best places to visit during the summer because of its pleasant temperature, which does not go above 23 degrees Celsius. Like other hill stations of South India, this town is full of tea plantations also. Vagamon is the sleeping beauty with lusty valleys and dense forest areas. The commercialization has not touched this place yet. The area is surrounded by mists, fogs, tea estates, and waterfalls. There are numerous types of orchids, and flowering plants are found in this area also.

Vagamon was used by the British for tea plantations, and they are followed by Christian missionaries who built their abode service at Kurisumala in Vacation. Vagamon is at the fringe of the Western Ghats, and the foothills on its lower side reach up to Teekoy with a gradual descent. Vagamon consists of mostly Malayali.

Travel Tips

For its fine location, Vagamon is a place that has pleasant climate all through out the year and as such it can be visited all round the year. The temperarure lies between 10 to 25 degree Centigrade. Dry seasons like summer and winter are most ideal to make a trip; however, monsoon season due to heacy rainfall is not recommended to plan a trip.

Things To Do

Nature walk around the region is the best thing to do in this area. Plant lovers can take a note of the orchids grown in this area. Small trekking paths are available for the trekking loving tourists also. You can enjoy elephant riding and paragliding during summers, while tea plantation tours in winters. Get soaked in the morning rain and behold Vagamon in a new perspective.

Getting Around

Explore the beauties of this town by walking and discover the captivating nature.

How To Reach

FLIGHT

There is no closeby airport, and Cochin airport is the nearest airport, which is 93 km away. From there, you may opt for taxi or buses to reach Vagamon in two and a half hours .There are other airports at Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai, which are 192km and 193km away, respectively.

TRAIN

The nearest railhead is at Kottayam, which is 64km only. Another railhead is at Madurai, which is 149km away. Regular trains connect these stations with other major cities of India.

ROAD

Tourists can come via road with ease. There are direct public bus services available from Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Madurai, and Munnar.

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Surrounding Attractions

Vagamon falls are the main attraction of this region, which offers excellent scenery also. Other surrounding interests include Maramala waterfall, Kurismula hill station and Ashram, Thangal hill, Mundakayam ghat, Vagamon Lake, Barren hills, etc. Visit the Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, walk along the Pine woods in Pine Hill or stroll across the Vagamon Meadows.
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