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"Scotland of Asia"

Vagamon Tourism

Vagamon, also known as Wagamon, is a tranquil hill station nestled near the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts in Kerala. Offering a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, Vagamon boasts meandering rivulets, verdant hills, tea gardens, pine forests, and captivating waterfalls, creating a picturesque setting for travelers seeking solace amidst nature's splendor. With its pleasant climate year-round, Vagamon attracts tourists throughout the year, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and those seeking tranquility amidst pristine surroundings.

Located about 100 kilometers from Kochi, Vagamon is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, characterized by rolling hills, verdant meadows, cascading waterfalls, and dense pine forests. Visitors to Vagamon can indulge in a variety of activities such as trekking, paragliding, rock climbing, and nature walks, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

The hill station is also home to several religious and cultural attractions, including the Kurisumala Ashram, Vagamon Pine Forest, and Thangal Para, a sacred site revered by Muslims. Additionally, Vagamon is known for its vibrant local cuisine, offering delicious Kerala delicacies that tantalize the taste buds of travelers.

In recent years, Vagamon has emerged as one of India's premier adventure tourism destinations, attracting thrill-seekers with a variety of adrenaline-pumping activities. The annual International Paragliding Festival, organized by the Kerala Tourism Department and the Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy (AASTA), further enhances the region's allure, drawing tourists and locals alike to witness the exhilarating spectacle in the skies above. Whether it's exploring the natural wonders, embarking on adventure activities, or simply unwinding amidst the tranquility of nature, Vagamon offers a rejuvenating experience for all types of travelers.

Must Know Before You Travel to Vagamon

Weather Considerations: Vagamon experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, but heavy monsoon rains from June to August may lead to road closures and restricted outdoor activities.
Transport Options: Vagamon may have limited transport options connecting it to other areas. Plan your transportation carefully and consider hiring a private vehicle for convenience.
Limited Accommodation Availability: Due to its popularity, it's advisable to pre-book accommodations in Vagamon, especially during peak seasons, to ensure availability.
Mobile Network Connectivity: Network connectivity in Vagamon may be limited.

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Scotland of Asia

Situated 1,100 meters above sea level, the lush green plains, blue hills and meandering rivers are a direct reflection of the ones in Scotland, which is why Vagamon is also called the 'Scotland of Asia'. For adventure buffs, there are activities such as rock climbing, trekking, mountaineering and paragliding.

Restaurants and Local Food in Vagamon

Vagamon do not have much to offer to eat to its tourists, however simple eating joints can be found serving South Indian food, especially local dishes.
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Suggested Itinerary for Vagamon

If you're looking at a day's itinerary, you will first have to decide how you want to go about it. Would you like to cover many places in a haste or sit and enjoy nature in the pleasant weather of Vagamon. If planning a day, you can start from Kurisumala and cover Murughan mala, have the afternoon meal and leave for the meadows, there are less things to see in hills, it is mostly about relaxing amidst the beauty of nature. Next you can cover Suicide Point, Paragliding Point, Pine Valley and Moon Hill.

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What is famous about Vagamon?

Picturesque Surroundings. Known for its green meadows and Pine forests. A Paragliding hotspot.

What are the places near Vagamon?

The top places near to Vagamon are Munnar which is 47 km from Vagamon, Alleppey which is located 57 km from Vagamon, Thekkady which is located 30 km from Vagamon, Idukki which is located 28 km from Vagamon, Kochi which is located 75 km from Vagamon

What are the things to do in Vagamon?

The top things to do in Vagamon are Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Vagamon Meadows, Pine Hill, Kurisumala, Vagamon Falls, Kurisumala Ashram. You can see all the places to visit in Vagamon here

How much does a package cost for Vagamon?

The packages for Vagamon start at INR 2986 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the best way to reach Vagamon?

Reaching Vagamon is quite the hassle as it is directly accessible by road only.
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What is the local food in Vagamon?

Vagamon do not have much to offer to eat to its tourists, however simple eating joints can be found serving South Indian food, especially local dishes.
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What is the best time to visit Vagamon?

Vagamon can be visited throughout the year. Being situated at such high altitude grants this offbeat destination its pleasant weather, with the temperature always lying between 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. The months from June to September experience the monsoon spell. The heavy rainfall during this season makes travelling arduous. Hence, the best time to visit Vagamon is during the dry seasons, which are summers and winters. Both seasons have their perks. While summers are best for elephant riding and paragliding festivals, winters are ideal for mountain hiking and tea plantation tours. Being rich in biodiversity, this place is also on the travel charts of many eco-tourists, some of whom prefer visiting the town during monsoon. Soaked in the wetness of an early morning shower, the gardens look bathed and at their beautiful best just after a shower on a rainy day. In each season, you get to witness Vagamon from a new lens. And that is the enchanting beauty of this destination. It's a place that will make your wanderlust want to come over and over again.

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Who should visit Vagamon?

Vagamon is a great place for nature lovers and is also a great getaway in South India. It is perfect for a one day visit from the nearby places. Also ideal for people who love Paragliding.

What is not so good about Vagamon?

A little difficult to reach. Not many facilities for boarding. Not many options to eat.

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Q. Camping in the meadows for a night is possible?

Pallavi Siddhanta

6 years ago
With streams, meadows and a beautiful terrain, Vagamon is perfect for camping out. Some resorts will even arrange your camping trip for you, so you can do that.
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Amal Anilkumar

6 years ago
Its one of the top place in kerala ,a must visit place

Varun Ravindran

6 years ago
had a 2 day trip to vagamon. 1st day hired a jeep to go places like kurushumala- a statue of jesus kept at a height which need to be climbed (100 steps i guess). this is the base station b4 kurushuma (Read More)la hike., then visited thanjal para and murukan mala. After then went to the orchidarium - really beautiful, also had an off road experience through the pine valley. after lunch proceed to strict off road, through tea estate and forest area and see the falls and the tunnel. total cost for the jeep 4000rs. next day went to the tea lake and later returned to trivandrum through mundakkayam- most scenic route in kerala. Stay best @ chillax vagamon (adjacent to vagamon town)
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