Wagamon (popularly known as Vagamon), is an Indian hill station town located in Peerumedu taluk of Idukki district. This haven, in Kottayam-Idukki border of Kerala, has been listed by National Geographic Traveller as one of the “50 most attractive places to visit in India”. An excellent tourist terminal, situated 1200 meters above sea level is surrounded by greenery of tea gardens, fresh cool air, hypnotising pine forests, small waterfalls and alluring meadows.String of hillocks, valleys and gushing waterfalls make it an ideal place for tourists.
The most focal tourist spots in Wagamon includes Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary (a peaceful romantic destination with boating facilities), Wagamon Meadows, Pine Hill, Kurisumala, Wagamon falls, Kurisumala Ashrams, Thangalpara, Barren Hills, Murugan Mala, Maramala Waterfalls, Mundakayam Ghats, Wagamon Pine forest, Pattumala Church, Idukki Arch dam, Maramala waterfalls, and Wagamon lake. Kurisumala is a popular Christian pilgrimage, flocked by followers during the Good Friday week. Wagamon falls are also called Palaruvi while Kurisumala Ashram also known as the “mount of transfiguration” houses a community of spiritual seekers. Thangalpara situated 2500 metres above sea land, is a spherical rock formation which is quite unique and has a spiritual significance to a Sufi saint Hasrath Sheikh Fariduddin Baba who used the stone 8 centuries ago. The stone is said to have grown after his death and his tomb is also located next to this unique stone. Barren Hills is perfect for trekking, rock climbing and paragliding. While Murugan Mala is famous for a splendid rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, Maramala waterfalls is a natural water body cascading from a height of 60 metres. Wagamon Pine forest is popular for nature walks and photography. The Mundakayam Ghat is a ghat passing through a mesmerising terrain in the region, famous for bird watching, paragliding and nature walks. Pattumala Church (famous for it’s architecture), Idukki Arch dam built on the river Periyar and Marmala waterfalls known as “enchantress of the jungle” are crucial tourist sites of Wagamon. Photography and trekking are the important activities related to this area. Wagamon lake, cuddled between green hills, acts as a paradise for nature lovers. Photography, film shooting and nature walks are the activities involved in this area.
Resorts and homestays in Wagamon are budget-friendly with satisfactory services available, while also providing for adventurous activities like trekking, paragliding and rock climbing. Nature walks, photography, bird watching, are other activities available in Wagamon.This heavenly place is a perfect getaway for kids, families, couples as well as adrenaline seeking adventurers.