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Introducing Vagamon

Best time to visit : Throughout the year (Except the June to September)
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A sleepy hill town in Kerala’s Idukki District, Vagamon (sometimes spelled Wagamon) is pampered by natural beauty and peacefulness. It has come up as a charming hill station of South India in the recent years. Vagamon is ideal not only for family holidaymakers and honeymoon couples, but also for adventure travellers and religious tourists. Commercialization is yet to spoil this amazing place that boasts of many arresting attractions like sacred hills, meadows, valleys, rivulets, waterfalls, tea gardens and limitless greenery elaborated by pine forests.


Located at the height of 1,100 m., Vagamon is admirable for its weather that remains pleasant round the year. Cool climate can be enjoyed even during summers and mist and fog persistently dominate the place. The hill station’s beauty is often compared to that of Scotland. A notable aspect of Vagamon is its cultural and religious harmony because of the presence of sacred sites dedicated to Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. With right tourist information about the town, one can plan a pilgrimage tour, romantic trip, family tour or adventurous expedition of Vagamon.

No popular restaurants can be found in Vagamon. There are small tea stalls and snacking spots in some parts of the town. It is advised to stay at a resort or cottage offering good food options.

There are no stores or marketplaces in Vagamon. However, you can spend money on good quality spices and medicinal plants that are grown in the region and sold at small shops.

Nearby Places:
  • Thodupuzha (about 41 km.): A popular resort for filmmakers, it is known for its breathtaking natural scenery.
  • Palai (about 38 km.): Well-known for arrays of Hindu temples and catholic churches.
  • Kumily (about 43 km.): Located in the Cardamom Hills, it has popular tourist places like Periyar National Park and Thekkady Lake in its close proximity.
  • Kuttikkanam (about 25 km.): Visit this place for lush green tea plantations, Thrisangu Hills, artificial pine forest, Grampi rock sculpture and other tourist spots.
  • Peermade (about 27 km.): Another beautiful hill station of the region, it has unbound natural beauty described by open grasslands, mesmerizing waterfalls and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Kottayam (about 62 km.): A popular spice trade centre, this city is famous for its rich culture and many pilgrimage sites.

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