Vagamon is a beautiful hill station located in the Idduki district of Kerala. If you are fond of scenic hill stations and the pleasant climate comprising it, Vagamon is the place you got to visit in your next vacation. This picturesque hill station features a series of enthralling hillocks, valleys and appealing waterfalls that make it perfect place for retreat for the ones who have grown fed up with the daily life of the cities. A lovely nature walk along the narrow, fog covered roads that winds through this hilly region, will surely free you from all the chaos of the city life. Not only this, the place offers adventure sports like trekking, para gliding and rock climbing for the adventure enthusiasts. The place has a different aura of blissfulness compared to other hill stations in Kerala. Its places concerning spiritual activities makes it a complete package for holiday makers as with all these features travellers of all ages can have a splendid time while on a trip to this place.
Kurisumala is one of the main attractions of Vagamon which is also considered as one of the chief centres Christian pilgrimage. The place witness thousands of visitors on Good Friday as the place is hoarded with several numbers of devotees which comprises of locals as well as the ones from far lands. They climb this hill on this occasion carrying wooden crosses.
Murugan Mala is a hillock, located in the eastern part of Kurisumala, which features a rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is a popular place among its devotees as hundreds of followers come to this place every year.
Thangal Para is located at a distance of just 5 km from Vagamon. It is a religious place related to Muslim religion. This holy place holds a Durgah which is considered as the resting place of Husrath Sheikh Fariduddin Baba, a Sufi saint, believed to have come to Kerala from Afghanistan around 800 years ago. Ganjusakkar, which is a sweet dish offered at this place. Uroos festival is also celebrated at this sacred place in the month of April.
Kurisumala Ashram is a monastery for Christian ascetics, located at the centre of Sahya Mountains. People believing in Christianity along with the Indian spiritual beliefs will have a great time visiting this place. The place has a divine environment with the cool breeze blowing softly across the valleys converting your thoughts towards the spiritual aspects of life. Till today, the place is popular among the people who are seeking for peace of mind and godliness.
Vagamon features several numbers of alluring waterfalls, added with the beauty of lush green hillocks dotted with dense woods. The steep hillocks of this region are an abode to many overwhelming waterfalls which multiplies specially during the rainy season. Anyone who visits this region will surely fall in love with the ecstasy of the nature’s beauty.
Rocky Out Crop
The steep rocky hilly landscapes of the mountains of this region will bring you a sense of adventure. The cliff and ravine topography of Vagamon will offer you the perfect locations gliding, rope climbing, jumping and many other adventure activities. The rocky caves at some places of the mountains will attract you to venture into it.
If you are looking for some private moments where you can spend some time in solitary, the densely wooded pine forest of this region is the perfect place to be. You surely leave behind the hectic hours of your life while visiting this forest. The long stretched densely wooded forest will surely bring back the smile in your face.