Wagamon

Vagamon is a hill station located in the Central Travancore region of Kerala, India. It has a warm and friendly place with cool climate as the temperature between 10 and 23 degree Celsius during a summer midday. It is situated 1,100 meters above sea level

Get in

Erattupetta is the closest town,from where Vagamon is about 25km, another major city is Moolamattom which is about 21km from Vagamon. You can also reach there via Kottayam Kumali road [KK road] by taking a turn from Peerumedu. Also you can reach there from Iddukki dam site. Even though there are KSRTC buses to Wagamon, it is best if you have your own vehicle. All the roads leading to the place are a biker's dream. Beware of those blind turns and steep sides. For those looking for more adventure can take the Ernakulam-Thodupuzha-Kanjar route. From Thodupuzha take the Moolamattom dam road, just before Kanjar town there are couple of dips in the road, you need to take the small road to the right (sign board is put up). The road is steep and scenery breathtaking. There are very few roads which can match the beauty of this one. Many people visit Wagamon only to enjoy the travel on this road. Watch out for oncoming vehicles.

Get around

you can reach there from yendayar(12 km from Mundakayam) NH220.From Yendayar you can hire jeep to reach wagamon kurishumala. If you like little bit guts you can climb the rock to kurishumala.From there you can watch Hills, very nice to see from there.

Also you can have the feeling of the following:

See

Wagamon (also spelled Vagamon) is known for the vast green meadows and the beautiful Pine forest. The suitable weather conditions and ambience makes Wagamon a great Paragliding Spot too. Annual Paragliding Grandprixs are held at the Wagamon hills by ASSTA (Adventure Sports & Sustainable Tourism Academy) in partnership with Kerala Tourism Development Council. The event gifted Kerala Tourism, "the most innovative tourism activity" of the year 2008. There is also a 'Kurishumala' (Malayalam for The Way Of Cross depicted on small hills) nearby worth trekking.There are good views from here, some locals claim that one can see the sea from there on clear days. Also you can explore on the grassy hills and small pine forests in the vicinity. Thangal para is an important part of Vagamon, because a Muslim priest named Thangal was believed to have died there.

Do

Paragliding is increasingly becoming a popular sport here. The topography and wind pattern have made the place one of the ideal places for this sport.
Bicycling during early morning or evening, and feeling the cool breeze blow at your face is a rewarding experience.

Eat

Not many options, although few are coming up these days. It is a good option if you can carry your own food. There are few tea shops in the village center. There are couple of cottages in the nearby hills, where you can stay, also get food but it takes a long time as they start cooking only on receiving your orders.

Drink

Several shops in Vagamon sell Buttermilk. During a warm day drinking, buttermilk is a better option than cold drinks.

Sleep

Go next

Kuttikkaanam
Peerumedu

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