Things to Do in Vagamon

Located near Kottayam-Idukki Border, Wagamon, popularly known as Vagamon, is a quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala. With a pleasant climate throughout the year, this breathtaking tourist spot has me (Read More)andering rivulets and lush green hills surrounding it.

Here is the list of 14 Things to Do in Vagamon

1. Take a Walk in the Nature at Murugan Mala

Take a Walk in the Nature at Murugan Mala

Murugn Mala is a scenic hill in the region famous for a splendid rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. The atmosphere is often divine and the attraction helps one get closer to nature. The scenic terrain makes it an apt location for nature walks and sightseeing.

2. Vagamon Meadows

Vagamon Meadows
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The lush green grassland of Vagamon, just being there, surrounded by the hills of Vagamon, greenery, cool breeze which will take away your worries and stress as they blow by you.

3. Paragliding at Barren Hills

Paragliding at Barren Hills

Barren Hills is a famous attraction with vast stretches of lush green meadows and is a treat to the eyes. The sunset view that it offers draws people in large numbers. Because of its terrain, the hills are famous for trekking, paragliding and rock climbing, making it a perfect attraction for adventure seekers.

4. Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary

Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary
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Located 10km away from Vagamon, Ulipooni makes up for a perfect picnic spot. It is away from the noisy crowd of the city, you might spot couples boating here.

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5. Stroll Through the Woods of Pine Hill

Stroll Through the Woods of Pine Hill
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This place has nothing for you to see but a lot to feel. 'Walking into the woods' is a popular English phrase and going to the Pine Hills, you will actually walk into the woods.

6. Camping by the Maramala Waterfalls

Camping by the Maramala Waterfalls

Situated amidst dense vegetation, Maramala Waterfalls is a breathtaking natural water body that cascades from a height of 60 metres. It is situated in the Teekoy Rubber Estate amidst dense rubber plantations that make the attraction a suitable escape for nature lovers.

7. Perfect Picnic Spot- Vagamon Falls

Perfect Picnic Spot- Vagamon Falls

Amidst dense vegetation and beautiful surroundings, Vagamon Falls is a famous picnic spot. The sight of the waterfall gushing down the slopes is a treat to the eyes and the scenic beauty a paradise for photographers. The waterfall is also called Palaruvi and is a perfect attraction for nature lovers.

8. Hike to Kurisumala

Hike to Kurisumala
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A popular Christian pilgrimage, it is flocked by followers specially during the Good Friday week. Its followers come from various part of the country to climb up the hills with wooden crosses. Kurisumala is one of the most popular tourist spots in Vagamon.

9. Scenic Views from Thangalpara

Scenic Views from Thangalpara

Situated 2500 metres above sea level, Thangalpara is a scenic attraction. It has a spherical rock formation which is quite unique and has some spiritual significance in the region. A Sufi Saint, Sheikh Fariduddin, is also believed to have lived on the hill till he died about 8 centuries ago.

10. Bird-watching at Mundakayam Ghat

Bird-watching at Mundakayam Ghat

Mundakayam Ghat is a ghat passing through a mesmerizing terrain in the region. It is famous for bird watching and nature walks. One can get a beautiful top view of the scenic location as well. The terrain also makes the ghat an apt location for paragliding.

11. Scenic Views from Karikadu View Point

Scenic Views from Karikadu View Point

On the way to Vagamon, one must take a break to behold the Karikadu View Point if you are travelling through the Erattupetta route. This point is known for its sky-high, lush green valleys and mystic fogs. The road to Vagamon can be seen zig-zagging the hills beyond. A panther statue has been built to add to the aesthetic value of this place.

12. Relax at Kurisumala Ashram

Relax at Kurisumala Ashram
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Situated in Vagamon on the Kottayam-Idukki district border, the Kurisumala Ashram is a monastery in Syro-Malankara Catholic church set up in 1958. The most attractive feature of the place worth visiting is that it is serene and silent here most of the time, which is needed most to relax and introspect.

13. Stay in a Resort with Beautiful View

Stay in a Resort with Beautiful View

Vagamon is a small town belonging to Idukki district in Kerala. Viewing the attractive meadows, tall pine forests and green capped hills will surely be an amazing experience.

14. Picnic at Vagamon Lake

Picnic at Vagamon Lake

Nestled in between three green hills, Vagamon Lake is a slice of haven tucked in the valley of Vagamon. Boasting of picturesque surroundings and lush greenery, the lake is a popular tourist spot that draws a lot of tourists. Besides, the hills surrounding it boast of glossy green grass carpet which is always blooming with vibrant flowers.

This post was published by Avneet Kang

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