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Arhaholidays 01 Jul ,2021

A detailed guide to Vagamon
Vagamon is a hill station city in
Kerala, India, mainly placed in the Peerumedu taluk of the Idukki district.

Vagamon which is spelled as Wagamon is located on the boundary of Kottayam and Idukki, at a height of 1,100 meters above sea level. This region has abundant natural vegetation as well as plantation crops such as coffee, tea, and rubber, and is home to lesser-known flora and fauna.

Vagamon was not explored to its desired extent, even though the British had plantations here, it was not until 1926 that Walter Duncan and Company began their tea plantations that it became well-known. More tea plantations were established in the area in the 1930s. The famous Kurisumala Ashram was established here in the 1950s, and this was the turning point in its development into a famous destination.

As per the National Geographic Traveler, Vagamon is considered one of the "50 most gorgeous spots to visit in India".


Vagamon has several attractions that make it a popular tourist destination for both Indians and international travelers. The following list is intended to serve as a travel guide to Vagamon.


Vagamon Falls is a popular picnic destination in Kerala, and you should surely include it in your Kerala tour. The sight of the waterfall cascading down the hills is a visual delight, and the splendid view is every photographer's dream to capture. The waterfall, also known as Palaruvi, and is a popular tourist destination for nature enthusiasts.


The woodland envelops you in privacy and offers you a relaxing moment to unwind. Picnics are very popular in this hilly terrain with walking routes and a canopy of tall conifers. It is a pollution- free destination in Vagamon, Kerala, and you shall find movie shootings in your visit to this place.


Murinjapuzha waterfalls are located 40 kilometers from Thekkady on the way to Cochin. A visit to the Murinjupuzha WaterFalls can potentially be combined with other city attractions. It is best to visit this place after the monsoon.


Vagamon lake may not be as large as other lakes in Kerala, yet it attracts a variety of activities such as boating and is thus a popular tourist destination. The landscape around the lake, which is especially popular with photographers and those seeking isolation, offers a great view unlike anywhere else.



Hidden in the dense forest at the top of a peak 1337 meters above sea level. This 1000-year-old temple is dedicated to Goddess Kannaki. The temple is constructed in the traditional Kerala architectural style. Only on the day of the Chithra Pournami celebration, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., are visitors permitted.


In the Sahya Mountains of Kerala, India, Kurisumala Ashram is a Christian Pilgrimage Center and a Monastery in the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Kurisu means "cross" in Malayalam, the Keralan language; mala means "mountain," and ashram means "monastery."