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Vagamon Tourism

Witness the marvelous nature in Vagamon city

Tourism in Vagamon

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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun
Ideal Duration
4-5 Days
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On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 2,500
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for friends
  • Adventure

About Vagamon Tourism (2020)

Nestled far away from the chaotic city life at about 1000 meters above sea level, Vagamon is a hill station full of serenity and lush greenery. So, if someone is seeking a break from the monotonous daily chores, then book a Vagamon tourism plan, and get ready to enjoy a blissful vacation at this offbeat destination in Kerala for an experience that is beyond words!  

About Vagamon Hill Station

Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Vagamon city is a mystical and alluring hill station that attracts nature lovers and thrill seekers alike. Famed for its velvet green lawns, magnificent tea gardens, enchanting meadows, and beautiful valleys that are combined to form this marvelous city, there is no way this place fails to entice anyone. Allowing travelers to witness tranquility and calmness away from the noisy city, tourist places in Vagamon are bound to take the breath away. The communal harmony exhibited by this hill station is something that tourists should certainly like to experience first hand. One can get on this excursion during summers or winters, when the pleasant for sightseeing, and it also allows one to partake in trekking, paragliding, and other activities. 

History of Vagamon

Although always being a focal point for tea plantations, Vagamon does not boast about having a long history. The city got its fame only in 1926 when Walter Duncan and Company started growing tea plantations here. Vagamon attracted more tea plantations by the 1930s. Kurisumala Ashram was constructed in the 1950s and this development proved to be a turning point for Vagamon tourism.

Languages of Vagamon

Vagamon city is the epitome of religious harmony. The chain of three dreamy hills- Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill, and Kurisumala - are important landmarks of three different religions that are beautifully blended together. Although the official language spoken in Vagamon is Malayalam, some parts of the city also consider English as one of the main languages. So, if Vagamon tourism is on the bucket list, language would definitely not be a barrier. 

Adventure Sports In Vagamon

Emerging as one of the topmost spots for adventures, Vagamon attracts travelers who seek to satiate their inner daredevils. For mountain lovers, this city offers some of the most exhilarating activities including trekking, rock climbing, and cycling on the hilly, rugged terrain surrounded by dense greens. But the thrilling activity that Vagamon is majorly famous for is paragliding. The Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy hosted the International Paragliding Festival in Vagamon annually that attracts tons of tourists and locals alike.

Top Attractions In Vagamon

This Vagamon tour guide is here to help the travelers learn about all the important factors related to traveling to this city. Hiding a few of the most stunning landmarks, this city leaves every traveler awestruck. Vagamon city is a paradise on earth for the wanderers seeking to get closer to mother nature. Kurisumala Church, Kurisumala Ashram, Thangalpara, Murugan Hill, Pine Forest, Marmala Waterfalls, and Meadows Lake are some of the scenic attractions that explorers should certainly add in their bucket lists.

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Vagamon Pine Forest in Vagamon

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Thangal Para in Vagamon

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Travel to Vagamon

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By Air

Lying approximately 170 kilometers from Vagamon city, the nearest airport lies in Kochi. The Cochin International Airport is favorably linked to a few of the prominent cities of the country including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Bangalore. This airport repeatedly receives both international and domestic flights from various destinations. Once the travelers land, they can reach Vagamon by road, enjoying the surreal terrains of the city. If travelers are worried about how to reach Vagamon by air, these are a few flights that they can travel by- Vistara, AirIndia, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet, Air Asia, and other airlines.

By Train

Located about 64 kilometers from the city, the nearest railway station to Vagamon is in Kottayam. Other railway stations that lie in close proximity to Vagamon are Kottayam, Thodupuzha, Kumily, Palai, and Kuttikanam. As the average distance between the city and these towns is approximately 45 kilometers, it is not a hassle to find the possibility of how to reach Vagamon. The rail tracks connect Kottayam to various cities of India like Dehradun, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Bikaner, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, and many more. To complete the further journey after reaching the station, travelers can conveniently make use of the road transports available. One should not have to be concerned about how to reach Vagamon by train as there are numerous railways connecting the towns and cities to Vagamon.

By Road

And, here comes the best way in regards to how to reach Vagamon. The road connecting Erattupetta to Vagamon is a part of a state highway and has made accessibility to the city of naturescapes extremely easy. Travelers can also make use of the road transport facility provided near airports and railway stations. Allowing all kinds of road transports to pass through including cars, private cabs, local buses, and bikes, this highway attracts a major number of thrill seekers. Local buses directly and regularly provide services from Kochi, Trivandrum, Cochin, and Munnar. Munnar to Vagamon bus journey showcases some of the extremely surreal landscapes. Driving on road surrounded by deep green valleys and scenic views simply take the breath away. For adventure-seekers who are planning to travel to Vagamon by bike, the road to the heavenly destination with winding valleys will certainly satiate their souls. So, don’t fret about how to reach Vagamon by road anymore; and hire a car, book a bus, or just simply drive to this beautiful destination without any hassle!

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    Kaushalendra Kumar

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    Kaushalendra's 5 days trip to Vagamon

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    Venkatesh's 3 days trip to Vagamon

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    Satyamvibhuti

    North east

    Satyamvibhuti's 5 days trip to Vagamon

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    Ved Bisen

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    Ved's 5 days trip to Vagamon

    Whole experience is fantastic.. Driver and cab was fantastic . Hotel stay is good and maintain hygiene everywhere. Stays in Munnar and Tekkedy is best memories . Munnar tea gardens view and Tekkedys national park is amazing. Also amazing stay and food at houseboat.
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    Suraj Bakal

    Pune

    Suraj's 4 days trip to Vagamon

    Excellent- Cab Driver Aju kumar is very nice & helpful person, his driving is very good and safest he knows the area very well and manages the schedules very nicely Poor - Boathouse look & ambience was not nice Munnar, Thekkady
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    Mumbai

    Maryam's 6 days trip to Vagamon

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    Preet's 4 days trip to Vagamon

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    Bengaluru

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    Delhi

    Saurav's 5 days trip to Vagamon

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    Swapna's 3 days trip to Vagamon

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    What is Vagamon famous for?

     

    Replete with the vast stretches of verdant meadows, the barren hills of Vagamon are treat for every nature lover. And, they are famous amongst adventure junkies for offering activities like: trekking, rock climbing, paragliding, and more.

    What are some best accommodations to stay in Vagamon hill station?

    The travelers can go for Zostel Vagamon, Vagamon Heights, Chillax Vagamon Hotel, Winter Vale Green Stay, and Holiday Vagamon depending on their budgets.

    Can one backpack in Vagamon?

    Like any other hill station, Vagamon is also well equipped with scenic beauties, adventurous activities, and budget stays. So, yes, travelers can backpack in Vagamon.

    What kind of food can one expect when visiting Vagamon?

    Vagamon boasts about local, authentic and genuine South Indian food that is served by all the simple joints in the city.

    Which is best Vagamon or Wayanad?

    Both the destinations located in Kerala are really amazing. But, if you are looking for a place blessed with natural beauty, which just leaves you awestruck, then Vagamon is what meant for you. 

     

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