is an enchanting hill station located on the Idukki-Kottayam border,
dotted with gardens and beautiful meadows.
Vagamon, 64 kms. from Pala,is situated at an elevation of 1100 meters
above sea level. It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the
greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and
dales. The enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens is
promising enough to be one of Indias foremost eco-tourism projects and
is destined to have a major say among the contemporary holiday resorts
in the country.
covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a
perfect holiday retreat. A curious blend of religious mysticism and
European legacies, this hillside village is a haven of equanimity. The
chain of three hills - Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala - is
a mark of religious harmony. The dairy farm managed by the Kurisumala
monks is worth a visit. The breeding centre of the Kerala Live Stock
Board is also located here.
Like all good
things in life, Vagamon too has to be experienced, not just read about
or its stories merely listened to.Pristine and blessed by nature,this
place would make the tourists come back again and again, so that they
could rejuvenate themselves and cherish memories of this enchantingly
reach Vagamon, head straight for Idukki district and then move on to
the place. Vagamon is roughly 100km from Cochin
commercial capital of the state. It is also 60 kms from Kottayam, the
nearest railway station. It is easily accessible by road from Kottayam
situated at a height of 3500 feet above MSL.The temperature of Vagamon
varies between 10 and 25 degree celsius.This picturesque beauty spot
in Godís own country, by virtue of its cool and pleasant
weather, remains an ideal tourist destination all throughout the year.
Besides being a place symbolizing
religious harmony, Vagamon also has other tourist attractions around
it like the Bird Sanctuary at Kumarakom, Elaveezhapoonjira near
Kottayam, and the Hill resorts at Munnar and Kodaikanal that are
easily accessible by road from Vagamon.
Attractions around Vagamon
Poonchira, a hill station near Melukavu Mattom, 60 km from
Kottayam is gaining importance. Located among three beautiful
hillocks Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonippara, Poonchira is a
place of picturesque charm. Legends say that the pool here was a
bathing place for Panchali,the legendary princess of the Holy
book,Mahabharata. The beautiful valleys of Poonchira are spread
across thousands of acres.
The verdant landscape punctuated by the gigantic hills, each
rising to around 3200 ft. is an ideal place to unwind. During the
monsoons when the valley fills up to form a scenic lake, this
place unveils yet another beautiful slice of nature. Elaveezha
poonchira means a valley where leaves don't fall and is named so
because the place has no trees. This is also one of the best
places in Kerala to witness both the sunrise and sunset.
This shrine of St. Mary is a famous pilgrim center located not far
from the place. The consecrated shrine present here is brought
from the famous Velankanni Mother
Velakannni in Tamil Nadu.
These were the holiday homes of the Maharaja of Travancore. During
the summer seasons, the Kings who once ruled Travancore resided in
these summer palaces.
This is a Christian
Monastery. The large prayer Hall here is used for prayer and
meditation. Attached to it here are a few spectacular diary farms.
It is 12 kilometers away from High Valley Resort and is a pleasant
place to unwind.
Idukki Arch Dam
Asiaís first arch dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi
hills.The Idukki wild life sanctuary rich in wild life -Elephant,
Bison, Sambar Deer, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Black Bulbul,
Woodpecker,King Fishe,r etc.- is located nearby.
Peermade was the hub of British tea trade during the colonial
period. The remnants of
the colonial rule and European buildings make this spot
ancient temple is hidden in the dense forest at the top of a peak
1337 meters above sea level. The temple is built in the
traditional Kerala style of architecture. Visitors are allowed
here only on Chithra Pournami festival day.
Parumthupara Suicide Point
the steep rocky ledge ten kilometers from High Valley Resorts is
the most attractive spot in the High ranges. Trekking to this
mountain will be an enchanting experience for adventure and nature
At far distances you can see the Makara jyothi, the holy light
It is a calm and quite place where you can experience the cool and
a center of Muslim pilgrimage.There is an ancient cave though
which you can walk kilometers and experience the thrill of cave
life,where our forefathers once lived before the dawn of
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