About Vagamon

Vagamon lies in Idukki district of Kerala. Vagamon is a small misty hill station at an altitude of 1100m. The three hills at Vagamon namely Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurisumala is an excellant example of religious harmony. Kurisumala means hill of cross in Malayalam and is a Christian pilgrimage centre. The hill has a Church atop with a huge cross. There is an Indo Swiss dairy farm here run by Christian monks known by the name Kurisumala Dairy Farm. Murugan hill houses a temple dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Murugan. Thangal hill is attributed to Sufi saint Sheikh Fariduddin believed to have came from Afghanistan and lived at Vagamon 800 years ago. Thangal hill hosts the dargah of the saint Sheikh Fariduddin. Vagamon is sorrouned on all sides with tea estates, pine forests etc. The hills at Vagamon offer excellant trekking opportunities.

Places nearby Vagamon

Besttime for Vagamon

Best time to visit Vagamon is during October to May.

Food and Accomodation

Being a renowned hill station Vagamon has plenty of food and accomodation facilities. Other options for stay are at Pala, Kottayam and Kumily.

Reaching Vagamon

Vagamon is 550km from Bangalore.

Route 1: Bangalore -Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Thiruppur - Coimbatore - Palakkad - Mannuthy - Chalakkudy - Angamaly - Muvattupuzha - Pala - Erattupeta - Vagamon.

Route 2: Bangalore - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Nammakkal - Karur - Dindigul - Vattalkundu - Theni - Uthamapalayam - Kumily - Vandiperiyar - Peerumedu - Vagamon.

To reach through Route 1 KeralaSRTC runs direct services from Bangalore to Pala. From Pala KeralaSRTC and private buses are available to Vagamon. Another way is to reach Kottayam by direct KeralaSRTC , KarnatakaSRTC or Indian Railways services from Bangalore. From Kottayam KeralaSRTC and private buses are available to Pala. From Pala KeralaSRTC and private buses are available to Vagamon. To reach through Route 2 SETC runs direct serices from Bangalore to Theni. From Theni TNSTC buses are available to Kumily. From Kumily KeralaSRTC and private buses are availalbe to Vagamon. Route 1 is about 100km more than Route 2. Private Cabs are available at Pala(64km away) , Kottayam(100km away) and Kumily (70km away).

Vagamon Trips


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