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About Vagamon

  • AttractionsKurisumala, Thangal Para Dargha Sharif, Pine Forests

  • Best SeasonAll Season Destination

  • Ideal Duration2-3 Days

  • LanguagesMalayalam, Tamil

Vagamon Kerala is a cool hill station emerging from within the borders of the Idukki district. Popularly known as the Switzerland of Kerala, this hill station is perched at an astounding height of 1,100 m above sea level.

Vagamon is home to some of the best viewpoints and is listed in National Geographic Traveler’s directory of ‘50 most attractive places to visit in India’.


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Vagamon- Eleveezhapoonchira in Vagamon is one of the best places to watch the sunset and sunrise in Kerala. Run over the green meadows and enjoy a visit to the Pine Forest in Vagamon. Visit Vagamon Falls, Suicide Point, and Kurisumala while you're here.

Vagamon tourism in Kerala brings you a bunch of amazing experiences and some of the last remaining places in India that have still not been touched by commercialization.


Vagamon Tourist places

Located on the border of Idukki and Kottayam, Vagamon Kerala is blessed with lush greenery, beautiful waterfalls, and lofty pine forests. These places to visit in Vagamon are worth adding to your itinerary.

-> Vagamon Pine Forest: Located at the edge of the Western Ghats, this man-made forest created during the British rule is one of the must-visit places to visit in Vagamon to get closer to nature.

-> Vagamon Lake: Nestled between three green hills, one of the highest-rated Vagamon tourist places to enjoy a picnic with your family or spouse on a lakeside in pleasant weather is the dainty Vagamon Lake.

-> Marmala Waterfall: Popular as the “enchantress of the jungle”, Vagamon tourism is incomplete without the Marmala Waterfalls. Enjoy a dip in the cold, fresh waters of Marmala surrounded by tall green trees and dreamy mist.

-> Thangal Para: This Muslim pilgrimage destination situated on Thangalpara Hill is undoubtedly one of the most attractive Vagamon tourist places. Situated at an altitude of 2500 m above sea level, Thangalpara offers some breathtaking views of Vagamon town.

-> Barren Hills: Different in each season, Barren Hills are one of the most enticing places to visit in Vagamon if you want to experience the beauty of all four seasons in Kerala. With vast stretches of lush green meadows, this hill is a treat to the eyes and the soul!

-> Suicide Point: Also called Moonpara, the Suicide Point of Vagaman Kerala is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Vagamon where you can see the deep-seated valley below. This V-shaped ravine is the best trekking destination in Kerala.

-> Idukki Dam: Built across the tranquil Periyar River, Idukki Dam is one of the highest dams in India which tops the list of picturesque Vagamon tourist places. The dam has an installed capacity of 780 MW.

Vagamon tourism is indeed a treasure chest of a whole lot of opportunities for travelers, families, couples, and backpackers to explore this hilly haven of adventure, nature, and beauty.

If you are looking for a pleasant and untouched getaway in Kerala, Vagamon Kerala should be your spot.

Popular Questions About Vagamon

Which place is known as Kerala’s Switzerland?

Perched at an astounding height of 1,100 meters above sea level, Vagamon is known as Kerala’s Switzerland. The temperature lies between 10°C to 25°C and the hill station has a cool climate throughout the year that attracts tourists here.

Which is the best time to visit Vagamon?

Vagamon is an all-season destination but the best time for a trip is during the dry seasons of summer and winter. The summer months from March to June have a moderate climate with cool ocean breezes commanding the atmosphere. During the winter months from October to February, the misty and pleasing climate attracts couples to the tranquil embrace of Vagamon.

What is Vagamon famous for?

Vagamon is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala. Vagamon is famous for its grassy hills, rugged terrain, enchanting pine forests, breathtaking cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, velvet lawns, and picturesque landscapes of meadows. The overall mysticism of the place is unique to explore.

What are the best outdoor activities to do in Vagamon?

Untouched by recent developments, Vagamon is a captivating hill station that renders ample outdoor activities to tourists who wish to explore this uncharted corner of Kerala. Trekking to Murugan Mala, exploring Vagamon Pine Forests, overnight camping at Vagamon Waterfalls, walking through Barren Hills, boating over Vagamon Lake, trying paragliding, and hiking to Suicide Point are the best things to do in Vagamon.

What is the coldest month in Vagamon?

The months from October to February sometimes experience a dip in temperature as low as 0°C post sunset. Mid-December till January is the coldest period with an average temperature of 20°C.

Best time to visit Vagamon

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Plan your trip to Vagamon Kerala during the best season to experience the best of this stunning destination.

The pleasant and inviting weather of Vagamon attracts tourists throughout the year.

Owing to its location at a high altitude, the temperature of this hill station is always pleasant and ranges from 10 to 25 degrees Celcius year-round.

Vagamon can be visited during any time of the year, however, the best time for Vagamon tourism is during the dry seasons of summers and winters.

It is advisable to prevent traveling during monsoons as heavy rainfall makes traveling tough. The months from June to August experience heavy rainfall and travelers get to witness rich flora and fauna. However, one must not step out during heavy, torrential rains here. 

March to May is the warmest time of the year as the cool sea breeze takes over the chilly climate. Summers in Kerala are the perfect time for paragliding, trekking, and nature walks in pine forests.

The windy and slightly humid weather of Vagamon from September to November attracts an enormous influx of tourists. Nature is at its best with tea plantations and meadows greener than usual.

With chilly weather and a cold atmosphere, the months from December to February are when you can experience the true beauty of Vagamon.

Both seasons have something different to offer tourists.

How to Reach Vagamon

Being well-connected to all the major cities of India like Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, and Bangalore, Vagamon Kerala is an easily accessible destination.

  Distance By Air By Road By Train
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  • By Flight

    If you are low on time and want to cover as many places as possible, traveling by flight is the best option. The Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to Vagamon approximately 170 kilometers from the city. People can easily take a bus or hire a cab to reach the city of Vagamon from here.

  • By Train

    The nearest railway station to Vagamon is Kuttikanam which is 22 km away from the hill station. Kottayam is another neighboring station to Vagamon and is just 64 km away. Madurai station is located 149 km away from Vagamon. Road connectivity from these stations to Vagamon is quite good.

  • By Bus

    Road journeys are the most budget-friendly way to reach Vagamon Kerala. Though Vagamon is located at an altitude of 1,100 m above sea level, it is well-connected by road to the closest town Erattupetta. The road connecting Erattupetta is a state highway and makes accessibility to the city easy.

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Group tour in Houseboat

I am interested in houseboat trips, but I travel alone. Do you provide group tours?


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Which Treehouse will be a part of this package ?

This is the best honeymoon package that I came across among all the Kerala Travel Websites. Can you let me know which Treehouse will be a part of this package.


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We are planning to book a houseboat tour with your company in February and wanted to know whether alcohol will be available in houseboat


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Kerala's Switzerland

Which place is known as Kerala’s Switzerland?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), February 28, 2024

Perched at an astounding height of 1,100 m above sea level, Vagamon is known as Kerala’s Switzerland. The temperature lies between 10 to 25 degrees Celsius and the hill station has a cool climate throughout the year that attracts tourists.

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