Vagamon,a tiny plantation township in Central Travancore is a famous tourist destination. With a never-ending line of lush green hills, breathtaking ravines and meandering rivulets. A perfect tourist place situated 1200 meters above the sea level spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, Fresh cool air, murmuring Pine forest ,small waterfalls, attractive meadows inviting you to vagamon. Reaching Vagamon itself is an extraordinary experience. The meandering road to Vagamon is cut in solid rock lined with pine forests. And as you wind your way through green capped hills, the rolling plains come into view thousands of feet below you.

Sightseeing in Vagamon

Pine Forest
May be Vagamon is the only place in Kerala where you can see pine forest. You can see even when you travel through Vagamon. These pine forests attract lots of tourists.

Green Meadows
Imagine Plush Green Grass Lands with cool breeze going around all day long. Yes it is vagamon, the new destination of Kerala. The green vast meadows you can see allover the small round hills around Vagamon. You can see the never ending hills of Vagamon all round you and no one to disturb you.

Suicide point
The steep rocky hill tract is almost mountainous in character. The cliff and ravine topography area is ideal for adventure activities that would attract people who like gliding, rope climbing, jumping and the like. It is a perfect destination for adventure tourism.

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.

Water falls
At Vagamon there are several waterfalls with grassy hillocks stretching into the forest on one side and ending at the cliff on the other. This large tract of land has a small stream originating at the lake and going through. The steep hill tract which provides access to the water fall area is along the ridge and there can be many pavilions along that to enjoy rain, wind, and the infinite view of the hillscapes.

Things to do in Vagamon

Walk through Pine Forest
The pine forest area is best for soft walk and the best place to be photographed. May be Vagamon is the only place in Kerala where you can see pine forest. These pine forests attract lots of tourists.

Camp on Green Meadows
These vast green meadows are ideal place for day camping. Lots of families from nearby towns comes here for day camp. Definitely a cool place for fun and play. The green vast meadows you can see allover the small round hills around Vagamon.

Visit 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. It is a place sanctified by the breeze which blows softly across the valleys and by the overwhelming beauty of the creation, and the meditative thoughts which arise from the depth of silence. Even today people move to the mountains in search of peace of mind and of God-experience.

See Wild Orchid
In Vagamon we can find a wide variety of orchids. The orchids are flowers of exquisite beauty and variety of patterns belong to one of the largest family, the Orchidaceous.

Spice Plantation Tour
Spice plantation tour offers closed shoes of spice plants - it feels like a jungle walk. Spices growing here include vanilla, black pepper, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and mace, surrounded by coconut palms, bananas and jackfruit.

Soft Trekking
This involves trekking through select nature trails accompanied by trained guides. A three-hour interpretative programme, it takes one through the green meadows and rocky hills, providing incredible opportunities for close observation of birds, butterflies and wildlife.

How to reach Vagamon

Nearest bus stations: Vagamon has both private and KSRTC bus stands
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 65km from Vagamon
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 120 km from Vagamon

Latitude: 9.690952, Longitude: 76.904783


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