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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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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

Being one of the elevated cities in Kerala, Vagamon, with an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, is famous for housing the rare pine forests. These pine forests are usually found in the northern region of India, but Vagamon Pine Forests have existed for so long in the southernmost state in India, Vagamon. The pine fo...

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Thangal Para in Vagamon

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Kurisumala Ashram 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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    Shalvi Gurav

    Pune

    Shalvi's 4 days trip to Vagamon

    The travel and stay experience at Green Gates resort were absolutely amazing. The driver was very friendly and was driving safely. Locations were very crowded tho otherwise weather was nice
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    Nagesh Pendyala

    Hyderabad

    Nagesh's 6 days trip to Vagamon

    Hotel Tiger roare in Tekkedy is average and food also not good. Some information is missing. Overall experience is good
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    Poojakale

    Pune

    Poojakale's 5 days trip to Vagamon

    Travel agent should be more interactive, a day before few hours ago I received cab driver number after requesting multiple times. Lots of memories, best place to visit.
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    NITHIN SHEKAR

    Bangalore

    Nithin's 4 days trip to Vagamon

    My Experience with Jsquare Holidays is very Good. I recently Booked my Kerala trip in Jsquare and i was under the Guidance of the Trip agent Mona. They perfectly well planned and supportive in all aspects. I didn't face any issue throughout my Trip. Thank you Jsquare Holidays Pvt Ltd for this memora
    ble trip and special thanks to our trip advisor Mona Madam for guiding us. Spending Memorable time in Boat House and Eye-catching Munnar Tea Estate is the Unforgettable moments
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    Sneh Shah

    Ahmedabad

    Sneh's 4 days trip to Vagamon

    We have booked our Kerala trip for the month of January 2023 with Back2Travel agency (connected via TravelTriangle). Our trip was excellent. We had travelled Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Cherai Beach. All places were awesome. Ms. Babita from Back2Travel has suggested all good places including hote
    l stay & other activities. Our 6 days trip was well planned & executed well. Also they provide 1 Cab (from Rangoli Cab) which was with us for all the days and Cab driver Mr. Michael was very nice person he has suggested all best places as well as suggested good restaurant for Sadya (Traditional Kerala Dish). Thank you Back2Travel, TravelTriangle, Rangoli Cab for made our Kerala Trip excellent.
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    Rama Raju Kolala

    Hyderabad

    Rama's 7 days trip to Vagamon

    it was good experience but not satisfied with boat house. Boat house is not Good as per mentioned in itetaraty. Expect boat house everything is good
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    Charudatt Gabhane

    Nagpur

    Charudatt's 6 days trip to Vagamon

    Overall it was good. However assistance from travel triangle was quite missing throughout trip. No body contacted from TT after my trip commenced from Nagpur. In itinerary you say there will be brifing from local guide. But no such thing happened there. All site seeing was packed in so much less tim
    e. Guidance should be proper to tourist. Hotels were good but best view from rooms always missing. Houseboat stay was quite inconvenient because of mosquito and cockroach in room other things about house boat was good. Cab driver took us to plantation of spices which had no plants or single plants. Itnerary was to visit plantations of spices no such thing happened. Other things were good. Overall it was good but quite overpriced
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    Mufassir

    Mumbai

    Mufassir's 5 days trip to Vagamon

    The trip was fantastic and everything worked out seamlessly! The hotels and the tours you provided were excellent!
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    Patil Sakshi

    Mumbai

    Patil's 5 days trip to Vagamon

    Hotel : crown valley thekkady >> very bad experience..Room was not checked before, no phone was working for service , no network , Wi-Fi was down completely Elephant Ride at Thekkady, Houseboat best dinner served
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    Sanjstravel

    Bengaluru

    Sanjstravel's 4 days trip to Vagamon

    My experience with JSquare Holidays has been really good. They curated the plan according to my plans. Thanks to Janit for organizing it. And, thanks to Shahjahan for being a very friendly and cordial driver who showed me around the places and made my experience care-free.

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    FAQ's of 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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