Vagamon - A Place like Desktop Wallpaper - Idukki

Vagamon, also spelt Wagamon, is a hill station located Peerumade taluk of Idukki district (majority area including vagamon town), Meenachil taluk and Kanjirappally taluk of Kottayam district and of the state of Kerala, India.



Erattupetta is the closest town,from where Wagamon is about 25km. You can also reach there via Kottayam Kumali road [KK road] by taking a turn from Peerumedu. Also you can reach there from Iddukki dam site. Eventhough there are KSRTC buses to Wagamon, it is best if you have your own vehicle. All the roads leading to the place are a biker's dream. Beware of those blind turns and steep sides. For those looking for more adeventure can take the Ernakulam-Thodupuzha-Kanjar route. From Thodupuzha take the Moolamattom dam road, just before Kanjar town there are couple of dips in the road, you need to take the small road to the right (sign board is put up). The road is steep and scenery breathtaking. Watch out for oncoming vehicles. 

Roads to Vagamon
Hill roads to vagamon
A beautiful view of Kerala RTC bus at Vagamon hills

Neat and clean roads at Vagamon

Mini Adventure activities for tourists at Vagamon

Important attractions near Wagamon and Kottayam. 

Pine Tree forests at Vagamon 

Meenachil River, made famous by Arundhati Roy in her masterpiece "God Of Small Things", originates near Vanilla County.
Illikal Peak, is the origin of the River Meenachil and is a mythological site. Local belief has it that a bird brings the mythical herb atop this mountain to whosoever seeks eternal life! The natural menhirs atop the mountain takes on a mystical meaning to those who view it from afar. A climb to the top is a rewarding experience to trekkers as well as to those who wish to see the origin of one of Kerala's life giving rivers.
Scenic beauty of Illikkalkallu
Maramala Waterfalls, a scenic stream and its breathtaking waterfalls are together referred to as "Enchantress of the Jungle" in the local lore. Sliding down the numerous hillocks, this gushing water has etched out over the years a deep natural pond amongst the rocks.

Poonjar Palace, the ancient kingdom still draws the crowds to marvel at an era gone past. It is a glorious testimony to the regal opulence of a bygone era. The present day Munnar was a small principality under these rajahs till hey were given out on lease to the British tea companies two centuries ago.
 
Ayyampara, or Five Rocks, a 30-acre rock formation is a favourite haunt for those who wish to see some spectacular sunsets.
 

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