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Vagamon – Trekking, Paragliding, Rock Climbing & Mountaineering

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Vagamon Hill station, Asia’s Scotland, is in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Vagamon hill station was discovered by the British and is called the “Scotland of Asia”, for its climate.

Vagamon hill Station

This hill station is situated in the border areas of Kottayam and Idukki districts of Kerala. Wagamon hill station is known for its cool climate, all through the year. Famous christian pilgrimage center, “Kurisumala“, is at Wagamon. Thangal hills and Murugan hills are other famous tourist places for Muslims and Hindus at Wagamon.

Vagamon is a tourist place, known for its pine forests, tea plantations and mist filled greenery with beautiful valleys, meadows, waterfalls, etc. Wagamon offers trekking, paragliding, rock climbing and mountaineering for the adventure tourists.

Wagamon is rich in flora and fauna. There are a large variety of flowers in Wagamon. Also seen are many varieties of Orchids. Wagamon hills are part of Western Ghats, which is declared as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Periyar wildlife sanctuary at Thekkedy (Kumali) and Munnar hill station are some of the nearby major tourist places.

How Do I Go to Vagamon Hill station, Asia’s Scotland?

The ghat road from Teekoy near Erattupetta, offers the best road connectivity to Wagamon. This serpentine road goes through some of the most dangerous cliffs, which offers best view of the valley. There is a memorial for those workers who gave up their lives while constructing this road, near to the starting point of this road.

Wagamon is at a distance of around 40 kilometers from Thodupuzha and at around 65 kilometers from Kottayam. Kumaly is at 45 kilometers distance from Wagamon. Wagamon is at a distance of 25 kilometers from Peermede town.

Kottayam at 65 kilometers distance, is the nearest railway station to Vagamon hill station. Cochin international airport at Nedumbraseery, is the nearest airport to Wagamon hill station, at around 125 kilometers distance from this famous hill station.