One place you wouldn't want to/can't bid adieu to would be the misty, mystical hills of Vagamon. Vagamon, also known as Wagamon, lies at an altitude of 1,100 metres from sea level on the border between Kottayam and Idukki. Once the location was used by British people to set up tea plantations, Vagamon has managed to remain safe and sound, away from the commercialization clutches, to date. The home of everything green is home to many kinds of flowers, especially orchids, and is wrapped in meadows, pine forests, waterfalls, and more, giving nature lovers ample opportunities to explore it to the content of their hearts.
Top most sightseeing places to visit in Vagamon
Vagamon Pine Forest: The Vagamon Pine Forest, whose beauty has made it a popular and favourite location for filmmakers, is towering over the valleys and meadows. The pine forest is a man-made one, made by the British, who discovered a quiet, secluded place at that time. The forest is wrapped in serenity and offers you a quiet time to unwind.
Vagamon Lake: Vagamon Lake is a tranquil body of water, surrounded by picturesque villages in the Vagamon fold of greenery. The lake, for example, is not a huge one but it attracts many activities, such as boating, and is therefore a favourite place for tourists.
Marmala Waterfall: Thick greenery is shrouded by the captivating waterfall, with the chirpings of birds and sometimes distant but mostly distinct wildlife noises setting the background score. While it apparently falls into a property owned by a private party, by the day the waterfall attracts more and more tourists.
Thangal Para:This is a unique place where a giant rock rests on the edge of a well-regarded Sufi saint's place of rest. The place of pilgrimage also provides a wonderful view of the valley and has become all the more popular as a result.
Mundakayam Ghat: This is yet another place whose beauty can only be experienced, not put into words. It is also a little hard to venture into as seductive as it looks. The place is renowned for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets. Mundakayam Ghat feels like a place in heaven, a mix of mist and green hills and a grey sky with a white waterfall.
Kurisumala: The place where spirituality touches the heights of beauty is Kurisumala. The place, established back in the day by Christian missionaries, serves as the home of service and attracts believers for pilgrimage every year. There is also a diary farm at the site run by the monks. A visit to the place will reveal the rustic charm of rural life to you.
Barren Hills: According to the changing seasons, Barren Hills is one place in Vagamon hat that has different scenes in store for you. During monsoons and winters, bathed in thick greenery, it can turn bald during summers.
Dam at Idukki: From Vagamon, a two-hour journey will take you to Idukki Dam, world-famous for its double curved arch structure. In the whole of Asia, it is one of the tallest arch dams. The view from Idukki Dam, constructed across the Periyar River, is incredible, too. Between two granite hills named Kuravan and Kurathi, the Dam is nestled.
Things to do in Vagamon
Paragliding: When you set foot in Vagamon or ascend a hill, you're sure to have the desire to fly down the valley like a bird and revel in the glory of the bounty of nature. By taking part in paragliding, which is a very common activity in Vagamon, you can fulfil this wish.
Trekking & Mountaineering: Given the location of all the hills and mountains and waterfalls, trekking and mountaineering facilities are not shocking. Bonding with nature in this beautiful place in the best way possible.
Boating: Vagamon Lake gives you the chance to row around, enjoying the quiet and tranquilly that surrounds the area.
Best Time to visit Vagamon
Summer (March to May): Vagamon would still be in its chilled self when it is summer and scorching hot elsewhere, so it would serve as a perfect escape to beat the heat. Apparently, even on a summer day the temperature shoots up somewhere around 23 degrees Celsius.
Monsoon (June to August): Although incessant rains can make activities such as paragliding and trekking a little difficult and sometimes travelling, the beauty of the rain-bathed hills is a sight for the sore eyes. Only green gets greener.
Winter (December to February): As the mist that envelops the place gives it a surreal look and feel that you wouldn't want to miss out at any cost, winters are the best time to visit Vagamon. The temperature can however, really drop and precautions are better taken by those sensitive to cold.
How to Reach Vagamon
By Road:The easiest and most convenient way to get to Vagamon is by road. It is located about 100 km from Kochi and you can simply hire a cab and have a nice road trip if you don't have a private vehicle.
By Train: Kottayam Railway Station, located 64 km away, is the closest railway station to Vagamon. The railway station has a good connection to various parts of the country. From the station, to reach the hills, you must travel by road.
By Air: The closest airport to Vagamon is the International Airport of Cochin. You have to travel a distance of close to 120 km by road from the airport to reach Vagamon. For this purpose, it is best to hire a cab.
Things to do in Thekkady
Bamboo Rafting: Bamboo rafting is one of those offbeat stuff for all the globetrotters to Thekkady, which accounts for endless enthusiasm when pumping up their adrenaline! Such is the enthusiasm of these unconventional rafts, you will certainly forget the usual rafts and bring more fun to your journey to Thekkady.
Patrolling The Night Jungle: Thekkady, home to the intriguing Periyar National Park or Tiger Reserve, also serves as a perfect location for many offbeat things and events. One of these offbeat things to do in Thekkady is jungle patrolling during the night! Conducted under the supervision of qualified forest rangers and armed forest personnel with a limited number of participants, these tours allow you to feast on the nocturnal beauty of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Jungle patrolling during the night will certainly teach you laws of the jungles that have never been told or taught before an unwanted way to explore and discover the wilderness of Thekkady!
Morning pickup from Dindigul.
Then proceed towards Theni.
After Refreshment at Theni.
Then proceed towards Thekkady on the way visit on time shall visit Penniquick Memorial Hall.
After fresh up and experiencing an excellent boating in Thekkady Lake.
At evening, we can see Kerala cultural art forms such as kathakali and Kalari.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Thekkady.
After Breakfast and then check out from the hotel.
Then proceed towards Vagamon.
Then proceed to visit Vagamon major attractions such as Vagamon Pine forest, Vagamon Meadows Lake, Vagamon Orchid Garden, Vagamon Lake and Boating.
Then proceed towards Dindigul.
Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*)
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *