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VAGAMON

Vagamon,a tiny plantation township in Central Travancore with a never-ending line of lush green hills, breathtaking ravines and meandering rivulets. A perfect tourist place situated 1200 meters above the sea level spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens.

Nearby Attractions

 

Peermade

 

Peermade lies at an altitude of 915 meter above sea level. The Hill resort of Peermade lies 85km east of Kottayam and lies in the Western Ghats.

Peermade is a beautiful hill station, that looks even more beautiful, thanks to lots of coffee, tea, coconut and rubber plantations.

On your tour of Peermade, you can tour two famous tea factories, which are in Pattumala and see how tealeaves are processed. While you are at Pattumala you can also visit the Velamkany Matha Church and the flower garden. Peermade is 22 KM from Vagamon.

 

Thekkady

 

Periyar tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 777 Sq .km., Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India.

Zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba. The distance between Vagamon to Thekkady is 45 KM.

Parunthumpara is a beautiful hilly area filled with a big rock. It gives a panoramic view of the entire Peermade region attracting lots of tourists.The word parunth in the local language means Eagle and para means rock. It is called Parunthumpara or eagle rock. It is 33 km from Vagamon,and 3 km From National Highway 220. (Kottayam Kumily Road). This area provides a bird's eye view of an endless stretch of green forest land and low-lying areas. During the pilgrimage season one can see the light of the famous Sabarimala Temple from here. It is 33 Km from vagamon

 

Panchalimedu

 

Panchalimedu is Situated at an attitude of about 2500 feet above sea level, Panchali Medu is an adventurer's slot. According to legends, 'Pandavas' (heroes of the epic – Mahabharata) stayed here, during their exile from their Kingdom. Here, a small Temple with a pond (in which Panchali - wife of the Pandavas, used to bathe as the legend goes) can also be seen. It is 25 Km from vagamon.

 

Gavi

 

Gavi is inside the Periyar Tiger reserve, and can be reached by car. Forest tent camping is available from November through March. The rough journey to Gavi may better be made on a sturdy vehicle like jeep which are available on hire. Entry passes must be obtained from the Forest Check Post enroute at Vallakkadavu. The distance between Vagamon To Gavi is 62 KM.

 

Munnar

 

Munnar is the most famous hill station of Kerala and one of the best three in India. Situated at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level, 'Munnar' essentially means 3 rivers. The place is home to the amalgamation of 3 mountain streams, namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The British Government in the colonial times used this hill station of southern India as their summer resort, tea plantations of which are still preserved, resulting in Munnar possessing some of the highest tea estates in India today.

 

Idukki

 

Surrounded by the Western Ghats in the East, Idukki lies at an altitude of 2500 feet above sea level. One of the most beautiful districts in Kerala, Idukki was carved out of Devikulam in 1972. The place derives its name from Malayalam word 'Idukku' which means a narrow gorge.

Situated in the southern most part of Kerala, Idukki promises an unforgettable vacation comprising of touring the wild life sanctuaries, forests, spices plantation and explore the virgin beauty of nature, all while taking an elephant ride! Idukki has a large population of tribals who have unique customs and beliefs and maintain a culture alien to mainstream ethos. It is 70 KM from vagamon

 

Uluppuni

 

Uluppuni - Part of Idukki wild life sanctuary is situated 5 km from Lavender Resort

The major attraction of Uluppuni is the picturesque meadows. whoever visited Vagamon might have seen the real beauty of meadows there. One can see the even better version of the meadows at Uluppuni. Uluppuni journey will be a very good trekking experience and worth putting some efforts to see the majestic scenery. The route is completely in an off-road condition which can offer you certain level of adventure also.