Vagamon hill station is comprised of a beautiful series of hillocks, valleys and cascading waterfalls that make it the ideal getaway for tourists. Take a walk along the narrow, mist covered zigzag roads that wind up the hills and experience true bliss. For adventure seekers, there is an option of trekking, para gliding or rock climbing.
Like a lot of other beautiful things in life, Vagamon too has to be experienced, not read about or its stories merely listened to. What you've got to do is get yourself some means of transport, head straight for Idukki district and then on to Vagamon. Once there, try taking off your shoes, closing your eyes and just listening to Vagamon.
WHAT'S AT VAGAMON
Vagamon Kurisumala :
Kurisumala is a Christian pilgrim centre and one of the main attractions at vagamon. The main day of attraction is on Good Friday. This is where hundreds of devotees from far and near converge during the holy week and after to climb the hill carrying wooden crosses.
Murugan Mala, to the east of Kurisumala, is a hill that houses a rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. Hundreds of devotees visit the place every year.
Thangal Para :
A journey of about five kilometers from Vagamon, down the Elappara route, will take you to the Thangal Para, place of religious significance to Muslims. There is a Durgah here which is the resting place of Husrath Sheikh Fariduddin Baba, a Sufi saint, who is believed to have reached Kerala from Afghanistan about 800 years ago. Ganjusakkar (a sweet dish) is the main offering here and the festival, Uroos, is conducted during the month of April.
Kurisumala Ashram :
Kurisumala Ashram, a monastery for Christian ascetics, who have belief in the Christianity along with the Indian spiritual beliefs, is worth visiting a place in Vagamon. Kurisumala Ashram is at the heart of the Sahya Mountains, which run parallel to India's south west coast.
Water falls :
Pine Forest :
Need some Privacy and that too on the natures lap…This is the place to be…. Be it having a nap in the pines or having a long stride through the Pines, you will forget everything that you have had at your Office or what ever…. You cant miss it.. Keep some time aside to enjoy this place - The Vagamon Pines, we assure you, you don’t want to leave this place so soon….. or worse NEVER!
Green Meadows :
Imagine Plush Green Grass Lands with cool breeze going around all day long and you in middle of all this….. You probably should be here!, that’s right Vagamon Grass Lands… you can find it everywhere at Vagamon… No Better Place than this. You see the never ending hills of Vagamon all round you and no one to disturb you, You and your Peace of Mind…. That’s it when you are here
Rocky out crop :
Tea Estate :
You can witness one of the greatest tea estates in Kerala, here. There are many tea estate and the major ones are Pulikkanam Estate, MMJ Plantations. You can get permission from the Estate office and have a walk through the estate gardens and this for sure is going to be a worth the time you spend here.