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Destination Theme
Waterfalls, Hill Stations,
Best Suited For
Familes, Honeymoon Couples, Large group of friends.
Recommended Duration
Two to Four days.

Quick Info

Vagamon is a pleasant hill station located on the Kottayam-Idukki border in Idukki district of Kerala. It is one of the top 50 attractive places to visit in India according to National Geographic Traveller. The town has beautiful valleys, majestic pine forests, green meadows, waterfalls and tea estates amidst a misty atmosphere alienated from city life. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is about 95 kilometres away.

Rankings & Ratings

The extremely green hill station that offers a lot for the adventurous souls.

Editor's Rankings

#18 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala

Editor's Review

Vagamon is a beautiful green hill station where the weather is much colder when compared to other places in India. Although the town has no sign of urbanisation, it offers many exciting adventure activities which are a must-try for visitors.


  • Lush greenery throughout with captivating environment.
  • Significant religious places for Hindus, Muslims and Christians.
  • The temperature is always less.
  • Good activities available for tourists.


  • Not a lot of restaurant or food options available.
  • The town is not even slightly urbanized.
  • The road travel can sometimes be hectic.

Itinerary Tips

  • The winters hit zero degrees Celsius, while the summers are pleasant, yet cool. Plan your trip according to your weather preferences.
  • Take part in the variety of adventure activities in Vagamon.
  • Try to visit Kurisumala pilgrim centre. It has a small dairy farm.
  • The pine forest in Vagamon is also worth a visit. 
  • Although named inappropriately, the suicide point provides stunning views.

Detailed Info

Vagamon is an extremely serene and pleasant hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. Even though the state of Kerala has a lot of places with lush green plantations and meadows, Vagamon stands out among all such places. The atmosphere is special with hints of European legacy. The town was discovered by the British who found the place perfect for tea plantations and later Christian missionaries stayed in Vagamon building their abode of service at Kurisumala in Vagamon. 

The town is full of green valleys, waterfalls and fascinating pine forests that make you fall in love with nature. The region also has a wide range of rare flowers and orchids. Tourists have an opportunity to trek across the chain of three hills - the Thangal hill, the Murugan hill and the Kurisumala, significant for Muslims, Hindus and Christians respectively. Trekking, paragliding, mountaineering and rock climbing are some of the prominent activities in the region.


The town of Vagamon is at an average elevaton of 1100 metres (3600 ft) above mean sea level.


The weather is very cold throughout the year, but the summer season is quite pleasant.

Best Time to Visit?

Between the months of March and May when the weather is extremely pleasant.

How to Get There?

By Air

The nearest airport to Vagamon is Cochin International Airport which is 95 kilometres away. The airport is well-connected to major cities in India and abroad. From the airport, you need to hire a taxi to reach Vagamon.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Vagamon is at Kuttikanam which is at a distance of 22 kilometres from the town. Some other stations near to Vagamon are  Palai (33 km), Thodupuzha (39km) and Kumily (45 km). From the station, you can hire a taxi to reach Vagamon.

By Road

Luxury tourist buses are available to Vagamon from near-by cities in Kerala and from a few cities in other close-by states.


Local Cuisines

Kerala snacks ('Palaharams') like Kozhukatta, Elayada, Pazham Pori, Tapioca and different type of yams.