15 tourist places to visit in vagamon

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VAGAMON – “Queen Of The Mist”

One of the best hill stations of Kerala, Vagamon is a serene and picturesque town that is placed on the border of Idukki-Kottayam districts on Idukki’s side. The place boasts of a pleasant climate all-round the year and thus attracts tourists in huge numbers, primarily honeymooners. Vast expanses of lush greenery, gushing waterfalls, winding roads and thick pine forests make Vagamon an ideal romantic destination. Located at an altitude of 1100 m above the sea level, this hill destination in Kerala was listed in National Geographic Traveler’s directory of the ‘50 most attractive places to visit in India’. Vagamon is home to some of the best view points that offer excellent views of the surrounding pristine beauty along with memorable sunset views. The meandering road to Vagamon is cut in solid rock lined with pine forests. And as you wind your way through green capped hills, the rolling plains come into view thousands of feet below you. Welcome to a land which would make you come back again and again. So that you could

Uluppuni Forest Area- Trekking

Uluppuni - Part of Idukki wild life sanctuary is situated 10 km from Palette hill view resort. The major attraction of Uluppuni is the picturesque meadows. 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.

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Palozhukum Para

In Monsoon season, there are numerous water falls, small and big, on the way to Vagamon from any direction (via Erattupetta or Moolamattam or Elappara - the three routes to Vagamon). Palozhukum para (milk flowing rock) is one of the most famous water falls in the region. As the name says, the water looks like flowing milk with its white color. The water falls are dry during non-rainy months

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Moon Mala

Moon Mala is an easy hiking destination with a spectacular view. It is an ideal hill top to enjoy sun set. Views of hill tops dipped in mist and mist emerging from valleys will give a heavenly feel. Advised time for all trekking is non-rainy season as rocks can be slippery. Beware of leeches in monsoon season

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Pine Valley

The pine valley filled with enchanting tall pine trees makes it a nature-lover's favorite spot. A walk through the misty valley is a beautiful experience especially during monsoon when dewdrops cluster on the pine leaves. Pleasant climate and enchanting views all around makes one calm and relaxed. This is a must visit place if one is visiting Vagamon.

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Murugan Mala

Murugan Mala is a small hill situated on the eastern side of Kurisumala. The temple of Lord Murugan, situated on this hill, was constructed using a single rock. It is also known as the Murugan Para and is situated about 8 km away from the town of Vagamon. Hundreds of devotees visit the place every year.

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Suicide Point -Para Gliding

Vagamon Suicide Point is a spectacular nature view point with a deep-seated valley. You get cherishing views of mountains and valley and can enjoy fresh air and light breeze. This is a good trekking destination and is also known as Mundakayam Ghat or Amruthamedu. There are organised events where both professionals and new comers can experience the thrill of paragliding. The start point of Paragliding is at the Suicide point / Amruthamedu which is South India‘s Second highest peak.

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Thangal Para

Thangal para is a famous locationin vagamon situated near kolahalmedu. Thangal para is a rocky mountain landscape where at the peak lies the resting place of a Sufi saint Hasrath Sheikh Fariduddin Baba who came from Afganistan 800 years ago and is now considered as a Muslim pilgrim center.

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A collection of small meadows spread over a large area. There are interlocked small ponds at the valley of several meadows. This is one of the major movie shooting locations in Vagamon. Ideal time to visit the meadows is when the sun is not very intense.

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Orchid Garden

Vagamon Orchidarium has more than 3000 varieties of both indoor and outdoor orchids, 200 varieties of roses and various other plants. It is spread over 15 hectare of land. Apart from the plants and flowers, this land is a collection of small meadows and a pond with open sitting and relaxing areas. You can also shop your favourite Orchid varieties and other natural products such as honey, bee wax, spices etc.

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Kurisu Mala

Kurisumala, meaning the `Mountain of Cross’ is a Christian pilgrimage site. The hike starts at kallillakavala (Kurisumala base), where you will find the statue of "Jesus in Tabore". While hiking, you will pass 14 stations of "The way of the cross" to reach a small church built on rock at the peak of the hill. A welcoming light breeze is always awaiting you which will take away all your tiredness. Thousands of people hike Kurisumala during Easter season, especially on Good Friday.

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Dairy farm

The Dairy Farms are located on the way to Kurisumala Ashram on Kurisumala hills. A visit to these dairy farms is recommended while you are in Vagamon. You will feel more close to nature in these farms because of the pristine environment.

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A trek to the periphery of the reserved forests of Kappakanam in the Western Ghats is an exciting trip and if you are lucky you will see animals in the wild. Western Ghats is one of the 18 bio-diversity hot spots in the world.

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Orange Valley

Vagamon valleys are quite famous for it’s unique plantations like tea, cardamom pepper etc. Besides these plantations, Vagamon valleys are filled with the most delicious and tasty oranges, apples, and grapes etc. It’s refreshing to have a walk through these valleys and watch out the ever changing beauty of Vagamon hills.

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Lake View - Boating

The tea lake is one of the most famous places to visit in Vagamon. The lake is better known for boating in the midst of the beautiful tea plantation and green grass meadow hills, mellow calm winds that blows brings serenity and a remarkable experience on Vagamon town. The main activities involve pedal boating, site seeing and rowing boats.

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Karikad Top

Karikad view point is on the way from Kottayam to Vagamon road. This is a must stop to enjoy the scenic beauty and appreciate the exciting drive. You can see the meandering road to Vagamon which is cut in solid rock with sky high mountains on one side and deep valley on the other side. Far away mountains dipped in mist, deep seated valley below, wild flowers, and musical sound of water falls will get you completely reinvigorated.

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