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Vagamon

Vagamon

Weather

Vagamon enjoys a cool and pleasant weather all through the year which makes it an ideal tourist destination round the year. Summers (March to May) are gentle with the temperature ranging from 20°C -30°C. This makes it a famous summer get away for Keralites as well as tourists who visit Kerala during summer. Monsoon here is between June and September. The first onset of the rain itself makes the land vibrantly green and beautiful, but frequent rains can obstruct your sightseeing and all other outdoor activities. Winter in Vagamon is between October and February with temperatures dropping to 0°C in the nights. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Vagamon can be reached by road via Kochi and Kottayam-Kumily Road that leads to Thekkady. Kochi is 107 km driveway from here and it takes roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes by car. Erattupetta is the nearest town, 25 km far off from Vagamon. 


By Air:

Vagamon is located at 120 km distance from Cochin International Airport, 267 km Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, and 210 km away from Madurai. From all these places tourist can avail cab service to reach at Vagamon. All these airports are well connected with all major Indian cities and abroad.



By Rail:

The nearest railway station to Vagamon is Kottayam which is 62 kms from here. Tourists can hire a cab from Kottayam which takes about 1.5 hours drive to reach Vagamon.


Overview

Vagamon is a quiet hill station situated in the Idukki District of Kerala, in the Kottayam –Idukki border. It is a paradise for nature lovers and those who look out for a serene and less spoilt nature tour destination. Vagamon is beautiful, peaceful and is a perfect retreat for your senses as well as mind. This ethereal small town is located at a hilly terrain 1100 meters above the sea level.

 

Vagamon offers a spectacular landscape for its travellers with sky-high mountains, lush green forest, pine trees and long spread tea gardens at the nest of the hilly terrain. Kerala is world famous for its eco tourism spots and Vagamon is one of the most appraised spots which have earned extreme popularity recent years in the map of global eco tourism.  Cuddled as Scotland of Asia, recently National Geography has praised Vagamon as one of the most mesmerizing and enjoyable places in and around India.

 

Vagamon is famous for its natural beauty and surprisingly the place is not yet made synthetic with urban development. It’s like a small sleepy town; there are green meadows, wonderful pine forests with beautiful natural spots like mists, fogs, tea estates and waterfalls. This place is also known for some rare orchids, eucalyptus plantations and wide variety of wild flowers. The place stands as an emblem of religious unity in Kerala:  The three hills here Thangal, Kurisumala and Murugan hills holds shrines of Muslims, Christians and Hindus respectively. They stand covering the entire place as if it is nestled in the lap of these three hills.

 

Vagamon is known for also a preferred place for adventure lovers. The place is a paradise for trekkers and is being promoted as a famous spot of paragliding, mountaineering and rock climbing activities. This place is widely promoted by Kerala tourism as an eco tourism spot as well as a hub for mountain sports. Vagamon was the venue for international paragliding festivals consecutively for three years.

 

The meandering route to Vagamon is as beautiful as the place itself . Cutting through solid rocks and pine forests, you would love to stop in between and enjoy the pristine surroundings over a cup of farm fresh tea. Major tourist destinations in Kerala like Thekkady, Kumily and Peerumedu are near to Vagamon.

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