Project by Susthira Eco Ventures LLP
Vagamon renders ample outdoor activities for tourists who wish to explore or provide the peace and tranquility if you just need to relax. Out of these, off-roading, trekking, birding, and paragliding are some of the best things that visitors can do when in Vagamon. For an outdoor person, there's much to see here and do. So, take your time, look around, and experience vagamon - as a poet, a bird-watcher, an adventurer, an avid reader or even lazying around doing just nothing. Whatever it may be, we hope you enjoy your stay with us. Here are some of our favourite itinerary picks. Please ask our manager for the rates and he could also recommend few of our preferred guides
Guests will have access to the entire five acres of virgin forest land. There are trekking trails around the property and if you are adventurous, you can explore the longer trails into the valley below or just sit under the tree with your favorite book. One of our best view points, the 'hard rock cafe' (when you sit here sipping a coffee from the flask) is situated at the highest point in our property from where you could get a beautiful view of the lush green valleys. On a clear day, you can see as a silver line, the back waters of Alleppey.
Duration: All Day
Beyond the scenic backwater, captivating hills, and rich wildlife are off the beaten villages of Kerala that are just the perfect place to those who wishes to see something unconventional. Simply serene, and peaceful, in the villages of Kerala one can see the most pristine form of nature, barely untouched by industrialization, and illustrating the traditional style of living. A walking trip to the nearest villages in vagamon clubbed with a visit to the tea estate and a diary farm can be a unique experience one could cherish.
Duration: 3-4 Hrs
At a distance of 10 km from the main town area lies the tiny village of Kolahalamedu. This small region provides adventurers with a perfect opportunity to perform tandem paragliding at heights never imagined before. Flying at close to 6,000 feet over sea level, these flights provide a thrilling aerial adventure. A professional tandem para-glider takes up the pilot’s role and helps you launch, fly, and land safely.
Advisory: Please note that paragliding is a wind dependent sport and there’s a possibility of last minute re- schedules or cancellations, which are beyond control.
Duration: 2 Hrs
South Western Ghats offers unusual rambling plants and lush green lands on hills. These are the most enzootic regions of birds on earth. Birding in Vagamon is really rewarding. The hills and dales have a variety of exotic birds that are a feast to the eye. Vagamon also has a wide variety of birds including the Malabar Grey Horn-bill, the Malabar Parakeet, the Spotted Dove, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, the Ceylon Frog Mouth, the Great Horn-bill and the Hill Myna
Duration: As you wish
Plan an adventurous Jeep safari. Uluppuni, located near vagamon is one of the most celebrated destinations in Idukki–Kottayam border, stretching in a never-ending ocean of entrancing meadows and tranquil viewpoints. The Kulamavu Dam, situated 7 km away in Periyar River, is another attraction. If you are lucky, you could spot wild elephants grazing in the dam catchment area.One of the best off-road trails in Kerala, Uluppuni offers more engaging experiences as you trek uphill. Early mornings are the ideal time to climb the hills. It is a mystical experience to watch the sunrise above the hills, amidst the rolling clouds, as you are caressed by the fog carried by the breeze in the valley.
Duration: 4-5 Hrs
Vagamon hill station in Idukki is among the few spots on the planet that need to be experienced first-hand to truly discover its glory. The grassy hills, velvet lawns, the pine forest and overall mysticism of the place cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. This quaint town lies untouched by any modern influences and is neatly tucked away in Idukki district. People love travelling across a chain of three famous hills: Thangal, Murugan and Kurisumala. These are important to Hindus, Muslims and Christians, respectively, and are a perfect example of the communal harmony prevalent in the place
Illikkal Kallu is a monolith located on top of the Illickal Malaa in the Kottayam district. Situated at around 6000 feet above sea level, Illickal Kallu is a major tourist attraction. Numerous mountain streams originate from this peak and flow down to form the Meenachil river. One must trek <1 km to reach the summit of the peak. Kattikayam Waterfalls is around 2 kilometers from Illikkal Kallu. A trek of about 2 km to this falls is indeed a mesmerizing experience. Though there are no risks in visiting this waterfalls, visitors need to take care of slippery rocks.
Duration: 4-5 Hrs
Ilaveezhapoonchira is another nearby attraction which is only 7 kilometers away from Illikkal Kallu. The road to Ilaveezhapoonchira is not paved and can be considered for an off-road adventure. Ilaveezhapoonchira means ‘valley where leaves don’t fall’. The highest point is known as Kannadipara. Valley of this rocky mountain reflects the morning sun with mirror-like perfection. Pazhakakanam plateau with bamboo groves, meadows & wildflowers nourished by Thodupuzha river & Kazhukankulimali waterfalls is nearby
Duration: 4-5 Hrs
Madamakulam, about two km from Kuttikkanam junction, is a pond under a gushing waterfall in the midst of thick greenery. During colonial times, the wives of British planters used to come to bathe here and that is how it got its name which translates as ‘Madam’s pond’. The locals were prohibited from using the pond. it is situated inside a private estate. The off-road journey through the scenic route is exhilarating experience
Duration: 4-5 Hrs