Nature

#1 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 6 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Echo Point is a viewpoint situated in Vagamon, Kerala. Located on the way to Kurisumala, it is one of the popular vantage points in Vagamo, and among the must include places in Vagamon Packages.

The hill town of Vagamon is very small and peaceful where you can enjoy the cool climate sipping hot tea in one of the numerous tea shops/ restaurants. The town proudly houses numerous vantage points from where you can see the beautiful valleys surrounding the hill station. Echo Point is one of the most popular vantage points located in Vagamon. As the name indicates, Echo point is famous for its natural echo phenomenon. You can hear your voice echoing repeatedly when you scream. The name Echo point came due to this echo phenomenon.

Karikadu Viewpoint is a good stopover on the way to and from Vagamon if you are travelling through the Erattupetta route. From this point, one can see the faraway mountains dipped in mist, the deep-seated valley .....

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Backwaters

#2 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 1 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Vagamon Lake is a tranquil water body tucked in the fold of greenery in the quaint hill town of Vagamon. It is one of the beautiful lakes in the Idukki district, and among the must include places in Vagamon Tour Packages.

The Vagamon Lake is a picturesque place amidst three green hills and lush green tea estates in the valley of Vagamon. Boasting picturesque surroundings, it is a famous tourist place that draws a lot of tourists. Besides, the hills surrounding it boast of glossy green grass carpet which is always blooming with vibrant flowers. The lake is popular for picnics and leisure outings. It is also an ideal place for photography enthusiasts and solitude seekers as the region around the lake offers peace and calm like no place else.

The lake is not a huge one, yet attracts tourists in huge numbers due to its picturesque surroundings, tranquil environment, and activities .....

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Adventure | Nature

#3 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 6 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Vagamon Pine Forest is a manmade forest located at Vedikuzhi in the quaint hill town of Vagamon, Kerala. Situated on Vagamon - Elappara Road, it is one of the top places to visit in Vagamon.

Vagamon Pine Forest is a vast region occupied by lofty Pine trees thriving in the environment on steep slopes. It is a man-made forest created during the British regime of India, which still stands overlooking the enchanting Vagamon Valley. Towering over the valleys and meadows is the Vagamon Pine Forest, whose beauty has turned it into a popular and favorite location for filmmakers.

Vagamon Pine Forest is a must-visit destination in Vagamon and a paradise for nature lovers. The majestic pine trees on the slopes create an incredible view and also offers travelers some wonderful private moments amidst great natural surroundings. The view is not only captivating but also quite awe-inspiring. Walking through the forest is like a therapeutic experience, .....

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Waterfall

#4 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 10 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Palozhukumpara Waterfall is a picturesque waterfall situated close to the lower Pine Forest in Vagamon. Also known as Vagamon Falls, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls in the region, and among the must-visit Vagamon Tourist Places.

Vagamon Falls or Palozhukum Para waterfall is a small stream that springs up at a lake. The stream cascading down the ravine is a sight to see with the luxuriant hills merging with the dense forests. The route to the fall is popular amongst the trekkers.

There is no path that leads to the falls, hence visitors can't go actually near the falls. One can see it from a far distance separated by a barbed-wire fence surrounding private property. Post monsoon is the best time to visit the fall when it looks big and great.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

Entry: Free

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Pilgrimage | Adventure

#5 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 3 km from Vagamon Pine Forest, and 7 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Thangalpara is a sacred place situated at Kolahamedu in Vagamon. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in the Idukki district, and among the most beautiful Vagamon places to visit.

Situated at an altitude of 2500 m, Thangalpara is a scenic attraction well-known for the unique rock formation on the top of Thanga Hill. This huge spherical rock formation at the top of the rocky hill houses the tomb of Sheikh Fariduddin, a Sufi saint from Afghanistan, who lived on the hill till he died about 8 centuries ago. It is believed that the huge rock formation here was originally a small stone used by the saint for grinding pan, that grew enormously after his death.

It is considered one of the most sacred places for Muslim pilgrims around this area. A small prayer center has been constructed for the pilgrims and tourists are also allowed to visit the place. Although recognized as a place of pilgrimage, .....

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Pilgrimage | Adventure

#6 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 6 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Kurisumala is a sacred mountain situated in Vagamon, Kerala. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in the Idukki district, and among the top places to visit in Vagamon.

Kurisumala is one of the most prominent pilgrim centers for Christians in South India. The church comes under the Diocese of Neyyattinkara. The name 'Kurisumala' comes from two Malayalam words, 'Kurishu' meaning cross and 'mala' meaning mountain/hill. Earlier known as 'Kondaketty Mala', the history of Kurisumala can be traced back to the 1940s. On 27th March 1957, Fr. John Baptist OCD, a Belgium missionary climbed the summit with a small group of parishioners and established a wooden Cross. The humble farmers, George and Esthron resided in a cave on the summit and experienced the wonders and healing power of the Cross. That marked the beginning of the pilgrimage. Due to bad weather, the wooden Cross was partially damaged, and a 24 feet (7m) high concrete Cross was .....

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Nature

#7 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 6 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Vagamon Meadows, also known as Barren Hills or Mottakkunnu is a collection of small meadows spread over a large area in Vagamon, Kerala. It is one of the popular scenic places to visit in Vagamon during your Vagamon Trip.

Located in the Vagamon - Elappara route, Vagamon Meadows is the most popular place in Vagamon. The meadows are unique for their vastness and beauty. Here one will also find interlocked small ponds at the valley of several meadows. This is one of the major spots for film shooting in Vagamon. Different in each season, the hills change from lush to bare as the cycle of season rolls on. This is one place to be if you want to experience all the four seasons in Kerala.

These large grass-covered meadows are ideal for a long or short walk and being with nature. The lush greenery and scenic views of Vagamon Meadows will leave you spellbound. The misty hills with a charm of their own offer peace amidst it all. The sunset .....

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Nature

#8 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 8 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Paragliding Point (also known as Suicide Point) is a spectacular viewpoint situated at Amreuthamedu in Vagamon, Kerala. Also known as Paragliding Viewpoint, it is one of the popular vantage points in the hill town, and among the must include places in Vagamon Tour Packages.

The Vagamon town is very small where you can enjoy the cool climate sipping hot tea in one of the numerous tea shops/ restaurants. The town proudly houses numerous vantage points from where you can see the beautiful valleys surrounding the hill station. Vagamon Suicide Point is one such spectacular nature viewpoint with a deep-seated valley below.

This V-shaped ravine is one of the beautiful locations in Vagamon. From this place, you can get cherishing views of mountains and valleys and can enjoy the fresh air and light breeze. The vertical extent of the valley appears like a never-ending abyss. This is a good trekking destination and is also known as Mundakayam .....

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Waterfall

#9 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 9 km from Teekoy, 13 km from Erattupetta, and 20 km from Vagamon, Marmala Waterfall is a stunning waterfall situated near Teekoy in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Located on the Vagamon - Erattupetta route, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Kerala, and among the must include places in Vagamon Packages.

Located inside a private rubber estate, Marmala Waterfall is formed over the Meenachal River. The waterfall is about 60 meters (200 feet) in height and falling into a 12-meter deep pool. The waterfall is dangerous and not recommended for taking bath as the depth and force of the water is too high to bear. Replete with tall trees on the green-carpeted mountains, the clear cascading waters offer a sight like no other.

Slightly veiled amidst thick bushes and blue hills, the waterfall is the perfect place to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city and spend some moments of solitude to refresh and rejuvenate. Besides, the mesmerizing natural environment .....

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Pilgrimage | Adventure

#10 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 4 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Murugan Mala is a sacred mountain situated in Vagamon, Kerala. Located on Kurisumala-Thangalpara Road, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in the region, and among the top places to visit in Vagamon.
Situated on the eastern side of Kurisumala Hill in Vagamon, Murugan Mala is a small hill famous for a splendid rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva. Erected using a single rock, this temple is flocked by devotees from all over the country, every year.

The place is not only an ideal place for devotees of Lord Murugan but also for nature lovers, and avid photographers. It has a spectacular terrain that makes it a great place for sightseeing and the weather conditions add to the effect. Talking a stroll is the best way to explore the place. One will love to feel the fresh cool breeze once you step out of this Murugan shrine.

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Nature

#11 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 10 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Uluppuni is a breezy hilltop near Vagamon in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is one of the popular scenic places to visit as part of Vagamon Packages.

Located on Idukki-Kottayam border, Uluppuni is famous for its never-ending ocean of entrancing meadows and tranquil viewpoints. This secluded place has perhaps the best meadowlands of Kerala that offers refuge, to wind down and catch a deep breath in the chilly valley-winds. Families get away from their daily hustle and bustle inside the city and come and relax at this place. The lush vegetation spread across the region will help you abandon all your miseries and attain peace within.

Uluppuni journey will be a very good trekking experience and worth putting some effort to see the majestic scenery. The route is completely in an off-road condition which can offer you a certain level of adventure also. Situated 7 km away, the Uluppuni Viewpoint offers an excellent view of the .....

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Nature

#12 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 4.5 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Karikadu Viewpoint is a spectacular viewpoint situated in Vagamon, Kerala. Located on Vagamon-Erattupetta Road, it is one of the popular vantage points in the hill town, and among the must include places in Vagamon Tour Packages.

The hill town of Vagamon is very small and peaceful where you can enjoy the cool climate sipping hot tea in one of the numerous tea shops/ restaurants. The town proudly houses numerous vantage points from where you can see the beautiful valleys surrounding the hill station. Karikadu Viewpoint is one of the most popular vantage points located in Vagamon.

Karikadu Viewpoint is a good stopover on the way to and from Vagamon if you are travelling through the Erattupetta route. From this point, one can see the meandering road to Vagamon which is cut in solid rock with sky-high mountains on one side and a breathtaking deep valley on the other side. Far away .....

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Park

#13 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 6 km from Vagamon Bus Stop, Vagamon Orchidarium & Floriculture Project is a botanical garden situated at Kolahalamedu in the hill town of Vagamon. Located near Vagamon Pine Forest, it is one of the must-visit Vagamon tourist places.

Spread across 15-hectare (37-acre), Vagamon Orchidarium is known as the first orchid garden in Kerala. This unique garden was opened to the public in the year 2014 by the Kerala Forest Development Corporation. The garden has some rare varieties of orchids that are found in the Western Ghats. The Orchidarium is a real paradise for those who love flowers and are interested in growing Orchids and roses.

Vagamon Orchidarium has more than 3000 varieties of both indoor and outdoor orchids, 200 varieties of roses, and various other plants. Apart from the plants and flowers, this land is a collection of small meadows and a pond with open sitting and relaxing areas. The visitors can purchase Orchid and other flowers, seeds, from Orchidarium. .....

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Adventure

#14 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 10 km from Marmala Waterfalls, 30 km from Vagamon, and 57 km from Kottayam, Illikkal Kallu is a monolith located on top of the Illickal Mala near Meladukkam village in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India. It is one of the scenic viewpoints in the Western Ghats, and among the top places to visit near Vagamon.

Situated at an altitude of 3400 feet, Illikkal Kallu is a major tourist attraction in Moonnilavu and Thalanadu village of Meenachil taluk. Illikkal Kallu is one of the three hills comprising of Illikkal Mala, one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats. Each of the hills has a peculiar shape. One of them resembles a mushroom, which is why it is known as Kuda Kallu (umbrella-shaped rock). The second hill has a small hunch on the sides and is therefore referred to as Koonu Kallu (hunch back rock). There are two bridges connecting the hills, known as Naragapalam (Hell bridge) and Swargavathil (Entrance to Heaven). A new rope-way is proposed connecting Illikal .....

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Hill Station | Wildlife | Backwaters

#15 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 4 km from Kumily, 54 km from Idukki, 82 km from Munnar, 111 km from Kottayam, 136 km from Madurai, 143 km from Kochi, and 211 km from Trivandrum, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Thekkady in the Idukki district of Kerala. Located on Kerala - Tamilnadu border, it is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India, and also a well-known summer getaway in Kerala.

Thekkady is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala, and also among the most scenic Kerala Backwater destinations. In 1899, the Maharaja of Travancore, Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma has declared the forests around Periyar Lake as a private game reserve to stop the invasion of tea plantations. Further, in 1934, the lake reserve was converted into a game sanctuary, the Nellikkampatty Game Sanctuary, which covered an area of about 500 sq. km. It was established as Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950 .....

Distance (From Vagamon): 45 Kms
Trip Duration (From Vagamon - Including Travel): Full Day
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Hill Station

#16 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 47 km from Munnar, 105 km from Kochi, 239 km from Trivandrum, 101 km from Kottayam and 171 km from Madurai, Idukki is one of the beautiful hill stations in Kerala and among the most beautiful Kerala places to visit. It is the second largest district in Kerala state (Painavu as headquarters). Idukki district is also home to South India's highest peak, Anamudi (2695 meters), along with 13 other peaks with a height of over 2000 meters. It is home to the popular Idukki Dam, one of the must include places in Kerala Tours.

Idukki offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation centers and mountain treks. The district was formed on January 26, 1972 carving out Devikulam, Peerumedu and Udumbanchola taluks from Kottayam district and Thodupuzha taluk from .....

Distance (From Vagamon): 58 Kms
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Backwaters

#17 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon


At a distance of 16 km from Kottayam, 36 km from Alleppey, 56 km from Kochi, 135 km from Munnar & 164 km from Trivandrum, Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. Also known as the Queen of Vembanad, Kumarakom is the most famous Kerala backwaters destination for traditional houseboat ride and among the most visited Kerala tourist places.

The name Kumarakom was derived from the deity of an old temple Kumaran. Kumarakom is also one of the ideal weekend getaways from Kochi, and among the must include places in your Kerala tour packages.

Arundhati Roy, the author of the 1997 Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things, was raised in the nearby Aymanam village. In order to protect the ecology of the place, the Kerala government has declared Kumarakom as .....

Distance (From Vagamon): 76 Kms
Trip Duration (From Vagamon - Including Travel): Full Day
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Hill Station

#18 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 120 km from Kochi, 284 km from Trivandrum, 142 km from Coimbatore, 134 km from Kottayam, 153 km from Thrissur, 100 km from Athirapally Falls and 150 km from Madurai, Munnar is a fascinating hill resort located in Idukki district of Kerala. It is one of the best Tourist places in kerala, and among the must include places in honeymoon tour packages.

Munnar town is situated at an altitude ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet on the Kannan Devan Hills in Devikulam taluk and is the largest town in the Idukki district covering an area of nearly 557 sq. km. It is also called the Swiss of South India. This is also one of the famous weekend getaways from Kochi, Coimbatore & Madurai cities. Mattupetty Dam, Pothamedu Viewpoint and Tea Museum are among the must include places in your Munnar tour packages.

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Distance (From Vagamon): 92 Kms
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Pilgrimage | Backwaters | Nature

#19 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 48 km from Alleppey, 63 km from Kochi, 142 km from Munnar, 155 km from Trivandrum, and 240 km from Coimbatore, Kottayam is a city located in central Kerala and is also the administrative capital of Kottayam district. It is one of the well known places to visit as part of Kerala Tour Packages. The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber.

Kottayam is bounded by the Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake on the west. Kottayam is well known as a beautiful Kerala backwaters destination with stunning landscape and beauty. Kumarakom, the most famous backwater destination of Kerala is situated very close to Kottayam (13 km). It is also a gateway to the pilgrim centers of Sabarimala, Mannanam, Vaikom, Ettumanoor, Bharananganam, .....

Distance (From Vagamon): 64 Kms
Trip Duration (From Vagamon - Including Travel): Full Day
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Beach | Backwaters

#20 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 152 km from Trivandrum and 63 km from Kochi, Alappuzha is a magnificent destination in Kerala with a mix of Backwaters and Beach. Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea close to the banks of Vembanad Lake. It is the administrative headquarters of the Alappuzha district and the 6th largest city in Kerala. This is also one of the popular attraction not to miss in your honeymoon tour and also one of the best Kerala tourist places.

Along with Kumarakom, Alappuzha is among the most famous destination of Backwaters in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Kollam to the South. The never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, .....

Distance (From Vagamon): 99 Kms
Trip Duration (From Vagamon - Including Travel): Full Day
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Beach | City

#21 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 190 km from Coimbatore, 204 km from Trivandrum, 426 km from Mangalore, and 516 km from Bangalore, Kochi, also known as Cochin is a port city in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Also referred to as 'The Queen of the Arabian Sea', Kochi is the financial capital of Kerala. Kochi is one of the prime tourist places to visit in Kerala.

The city derives its name from the Malayalam word Kochazhi meaning small lagoon. Kochi is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. The city has 3 parts - Fort Kochi, Willington Island and Ernakulam. Vasco da Gama, whose arrival in Kerala about 500 years ago opened up a new era of trade between India and Europe. Kochi & Ernakulam are twin cities that are separated by Kayal backwaters. It is one of the major places in the development of Tourism in Kerala.

Till early 16th century, kochi was a small fishing .....

Distance (From Vagamon): 103 Kms
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Hill Station | Nature

#22 of 22 Places to Visit in Vagamon

At a distance of 80 km from Kottayam, 26 km from Kumily, 128 km from Kochi and 184 km from Trivandrum, Peermedu is a hill station in Idukki district of Kerala. Also known as Peermade, It is fertile land at an altitude of 915 m in the Western Ghats between Kuttikkanam and Thekkady. Peermedu is slowly becoming a popular option among Kerala Hill Stations.

The town takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi Saint who is believed to have been the first trader of spices in the region and close associate of the royal family of Travancore. Peermade once served as the summer retreat for the Rajas of Travancore and the palace here is an important monument.

The landscape of Peermedu includes spectacular waterfalls, rubber plants, tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations, open grass lands and pine forests. The cloud covered hilltops and lush greenery make this an ideal place for a weekend trip. .....

Distance (From Vagamon): 28 Kms
Trip Duration (From Vagamon - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
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