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Vagamon Hill Station

Kerala is the most beautiful piece of land on earth and it has been coined as 'God's own country'. The place seems as if God truly exists there. Known as the 'Scotland of Asia', Vagamon is perfect for a quiet, relaxing getaway. Not too popular among the tourists yet, this striking hill station filled with luscious meadows, enchanting pine forests and cascading waterfalls is almost always shrouded in mist. Vagamon also called Wagamon is located on the western fringe of Idukki situated at the elevation of 1,100 m above sea level. The early planters cleared the mountain range for the cultivation of tea and coffee in Vagamon, which has rendered a distinct natural charm to the hills here.
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Vagamon witnessed its initial changes in 1926 when Walter Duncan set up their tea plantation in a huge 534-acre of land. Then again a decade later, Christian Missionaries set up Kurisumala Ashram, which transformed the region into popular spiritual nerve centre. Besides being a spectacular location for tourists, Vagamon is also known as Trekker’s Paradise, because it has idyllic trekking spots. Feel the indomitable Kerala fortitude on your Kerala tours and let the soothing effect of glistening greens work their charm on you.

Attractions in Vagamon

Kurisumala : Kurisumala located in a distance of 5 km from Vagamon, is an important centre for Christian pilgrims with a church on the top of the hill. There are fourteen crosses on the pathway that leads to the church and commands eye-catching views of the surrounding countryside. No wonder Vagamon is regarded as one of the most exquisite Kerala Hill Stations.
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Kurisumala Ashram : Kurisumala Ashram is a monastery on the hill. It has a small community, which follows Christian faith but combines with it the Indian spiritual customs and Gandhian thoughts. In the year 1958 Abbot Francis Acharya, a Belgian and Fr Bede Griffith's established the Cistercian abbey.

Murugan Para : Murugan Para is a rock-cut temple on the east of Kurisumala dedicated to Lord Murugan that exerts a pull on large number of worshipers.

Pine Forests : The pine tree orchard in Kolahalamedu is a protected area. There are boards cautioning tourists to keep from cluttering the forest. The pine forests have the pine trees arranged in rows and the Murugan hill with a temple on top.

Include a tour to Vagamon in your India Tour and be assured to return with memorable glimpses of this beauteous hill station in Kerala.

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