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Things to do in Vagamon – In Nature’s Lap

By Athul K V - July 28, 2020
Vagamon Hills

Nestled on the lush green Western Ghats, Vagamon is a very popular hill station in Idukki district in Kerala. Situated within driving distance from Kochi and Kottayam, Vagamon is your ideal weekend getaway. The pristine grass hills, misty air and stunning views make this a favourite destination for tourists. Vagamon is beautiful, quiet and modern influence has been less here, thus its natural attractions are still unspoiled. Vagamon offers a variety of activities and locations that are perfect to relax and get closer to nature. The place is ideal for a 2-3 days visit with friends and family and there are so much to see and do to keep you busy the whole time.

Weather in Vagamon

The weather ranges within 10 – 25 degrees celsius and it is pleasant throughout the year. The temperature drops less the 10 degrees during winter (November – March), which makes it an ideal time to experience the real beauty of Vagamon. Even during summer (April – June) temperature normally does not rise above 25-degree celsius.

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How to Reach Vagamon

By Air

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is located around 110 km away from Vagamon. Cochin airport is the biggest in Kerala and from here you can easily find taxis, private cabs or local transport.

By Rail

Though the closest railway station is Kuttikkanam which is about 25 km from Vagamon. Kottayam is the major railway station, which is 70 km away from Vagamon, is also well connected and has regular trains from major South Indian cities.

By Road

Mode of transport does not matter, the road to Vagamon is one scenic drive. You can see a lot of bikers on this route and if you are travelling in a bus make sure to get the window seat to fall in love with the views. Vagamon is easily accessible from both Kochi and Kottayam and has regular bus services as well.

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Things to do in Vagamon

Vagamon has plenty to offer, in terms of sights and activities, let’s see what all are the fun things to do in Vagamon.

Trek to Murugan Mala

Murugan Mala got its name because of the temple on top of the hill of Lord Murugan. This is a very adventurous and exciting trek and once you reach the top it has great views of the never-ending hills and greenery all around. Murugan Mala is a very popular location in Vagamon and is often visited by all tourists. The gushing winds and hazy atmosphere will calm you down and soak up every moment of it.

Murugan Mala Vagamon
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Camping

Vagamon has many trekking routes and perfect camping locations. These are perfect for 2-3 days camping trips. There are plenty of campsites and operators who offer camping with the best quality equipment and expert personnel. There has been a huge rise in the number of adventure travellers in Kerala who are constantly travelling and exploring new locations. If you wish to get lost in nature and camp on the hilltops, waking up to see clouds below you, then wait no more and head up to Vagamon. Camping is one of the best things to do in Vagamon.

Tandem Paragliding

Another exciting things to do in Vagamon, which is becoming famous for is the tandem paragliding. Kolahalamedu is the small village about 10kms away from the main town. This place offers the perfect location for paragliding, where you can fly up to the height of 5000 feet over sea level. There are professional paragliders and companies conducting this in Vagamon with utmost safety and proper precautions. This gives you an unreal view of the hills while flying on the clouds. You cannot miss out this awesome experience while in Vagamon.

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Vagamon Lake

Situated in among lush green hills, tea plantations on all sides, this beautiful lake is a favourite spot for all. The natural beauty of the lake is even complemented by a variety of greenery and flowers in the hills around it. Vagamon Lake is an ideal place for photographers and nature lovers. Boating in the lake is a fun activity for all, especially families. You can see that the lake might be a little crowded with families most of the time.

Vagamon Lake
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Pine Forests of Vagamon

The iconic Pine forest is familiar to all tourists, and easily one of the most visited spots in Vagamon. This has been the location for countless movies, the forest was planted during the British time. And still, the pine trees stand tall commanding the valley. The forest is mysterious beauty, covered in mist with a light breeze gently touching the trees. Because of this, any trip to Vagamon is not worth it if you miss this majestic and exotic forest.

Vagamon Pine Forest
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Uluppuni Wildlife Sanctuary

About 10 kilometres away from Vagamon, the Uluppuni wildlife sanctuary is the home of diverse wildlife. Here you will be fully immersed in nature and feast your eyes with the abundant greenery and just let nature take you in. You can even spot elephants and other wild animals here. The lake also offers boating and you can spend time with your loved ones while enjoying the pristine natural beauty of the forest.

Uluppuni Wildlife Santuary Vagamon
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Tea Garden

The hill slopes look like they are covered in a layer of green carpet. Similar to Munnar, Vagamon also has plenty of tea gardens which a sight for the eyes and offers picturesque frames. You can see endless tea gardens on either side of the curvy roads, stretching out as far as the eye can reach.

Thangal Para

Thangal Para is primarily a famous holy pilgrimage site, but it offers some of the best views in all of Vagamon. It is believed that centuries back, a Sufi saint used to live here, you can even see the tomb of the departed Saint. Thangal para is overlooking the breathtaking valley and there is a small hike to get here as well. This is a prominent viewpoint in Vagamon.

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Marmala Waterfall

Marmala waterfall is quickly becoming a busy spot in Vagamon. Because of its crystal clear waters and unreal natural beauty, this has become a favourite spot for locals and tourists alike. Nowadays this is a popular camping location as well.

Marmala Waterfalls
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Being one of the top hill stations in Kerala, Vagamon clearly lives up to the hype. Its scenic beauty and greenery are a treat for the senses and also it is easily accessible too. The place has amazing spots, activities and experiences for people of all ages. It is the best place to spend a weekend with family and friends.

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