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Vagamon - the Scotland of India

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Top 5 tourist places to visit in vagamon

The Scotland of India – is how The National Geographic has defined Vagamon, listing it as one of the Top 50 Must-See places in India. Still in its nascent stages of touching up to modernization, the sleepy little town situated on the Kottayam-Idukki border is lush green with tea estates and pine forests, with the scintillating mists and the long laying meadows adding the sparkle of life to its silent atmosphere.

At a Height of 1100m above sea level , Vagamon is 39km from Thodupuzha, 33km from Palai and 65km from Kottayam (nearest railway Station) with Cochin International Airport 97km away the nearest airport

The journey towards Vagamon is an extraordinary experience. Surrounded by the lush green hills, the meandering roads , breathtaking views and the winding streamlet are as a treat to the soul as to the eye. These treacherous roads cut in the solid rock of the mountains were truly an engineering marvel of the 1950s, initiated by Acharya Francis who also established the Kurisumala Asramam.

The 20ft tall memorial tower in Teekoy Town Junction stands in honour of the workers who died during the construction of the roads.

Heaven’s abode on earth, almost all the “must-see” places in Vagamon are nature’s creations. Though a difficult task, keeping in mind the rivaling beauty of each place, here are our Top 5 Places to Visit in Vagamon

Kurisumala Asramam Vagamon

Situated at the heart of the Sahya Range Vagamon, Kurisumala (meaning Mountain of the Holy Cross) lays foundation to the Kurisumala Asramam which is a famous pilgrimage center for Catholic Christians. An epitome of peace and calmness, the place is sanctified by the constant breeze that blows across the valleys and hills of the region.

Vagamon Meadows

The most scenic of all places in Vagamon, the green meadows give one the perfect experience of connecting with nature on an altogether whole new level. The never ending hills with greenery all around provide the ideal setting with a lake amidst them.

Muruganmala - Vagamon

Situated to the east of the Kurisumala, Muruganmala houses a rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. With a majestic view of the surrounding hills, it is an apt place to lose oneself into the beauty of nature.

Thangamala - Vagamon

A center of Muslim pilgrimage, Thangalmala completes the chain of 3 beautiful hills surrounding Vagamon along with Kurisumala and Muruganmala. Famous as the burial chamber of Sufi Saint Sheikh Fariduddin, it hosts an ancient cave in its vicinity through which travelers can walk for quite a distance

Mundakayam Ghat

Located about 8km from Vagamon, Mudakayam Ghat is famous for its breathtaking sunset views. It is famed for its Paragliding Festival held each year.

Though not in our Top 5, the Pine Forest, Barren Hills, Vagamon Falls and Pattumalai Church are some of the other places you definitely shouldn’t miss out on. So go on then, have a blast at Vagamon and if we can help, do feel free to let us know.

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