The drive up to this hill town is scenic with winding roads, fresh mountain air, the sound of gurgling streams & chirping birds. Green capped mountains & rolling plains provide for panoramic views which are sure to take your breath away. A chain of 3 lush green hills namely Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill & Kurismala adds to its natural beauty. While in this picturesque town, there are several things to see & do for the spiritual as well as adventurous traveler, romantic to rustic experiences & the laid back to high adrenaline activities.
Location: Kerala, In District Kottayam, Idukki
Altitude: 1100 Meters
Temperature: (summer 22 to 43°C) & (winter 20 to 32°C)
Languages spoken: Malayalam
Nearest Airports: Trivandrum international airport is the nearest Airport
Main Railway Station: The nearest railway station is Kottayam
Main Bus Station or Road: KSRTC buses are available to reach Thekkady
Distance of a few Major Towns from Vagamon:
Kattappana - 30km, Idukki - 49km, Munnar -91km.
Chicken Biryani is one of the famous dishes found.
Places of Tourist interest:
Kurismala Ashram is a popular community of spiritual seekers considers Acharya their leader. An ideal place to ponder with oneself & meditate in its peaceful ambiance makes it a divine experience.
Mundakayam Ghat is scenic locale known for its breathtaking sunset. It is located 2 km off the main road. Tourists can enjoy a bird's eye view of the surrounding green blanket. This region is famed for the paragliding festival held here by the ASSTA.
The backdrop of the verdant green hills & scenic views of the surroundings, make the Vagamon Lake picture perfect to enjoy a boat ride. Manicured lawns & colorful flowers add to the beauty of the location. The lake is visible from the road as a lake between three knolls.
The grassy hillocks stretching into the forest on one side & ending at the cliff on the other, through a natural tract of land originates the Vagamon falls, a small stream which originates at the lake. The stream gurgling along the ravine serves as a rugged trekking route.
A precariously perched huge rock with the dargah of Sheikh Fariduddin is located here. Famed for the Urs festival, it attracts a congregation of thousands of devotees each year.
Getting around the destination:
KSRTC buses are available
Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
Banana chips are good to buy from Thekkady
Best time to visit:
October to March is the best time to visit here.