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Vagamon Off-Beat Nature Getaway(2 Nights)

Cochin (Ernakulam), Vagamon, Cochin (Ernakulam)

for Off-Beat Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Vagamon Meadows

Vagamon offers an idyllic plantation getaway at 100 kms from Cochin recommended for off-beat travellers and solitude seekers.

Route

Vagamon(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Vagamon. Visit Vagamon Meadows. Walks around the area.
  • Day-2 Drive around and enjoy plantation character of the area
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Vagamon - Vagamon Meadows (3.00 kms), Kurisumala (4.00 kms), Thangal Hill (4.00 kms), Murugan Hill (4.00 kms), Marmala waterfall (23.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Cochin (Ernakulam) Departure - Cochin (Ernakulam)
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Thodupuzha (40 kms), another nature centric popular getaway combines well with Vagamon.

Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Vagamon -102 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Vagamon to Cochin (Ernakulam) -102 kms (2.5 hrs)
Route

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Vagamon(2) - Cochin (Ernakulam)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Vagamon. Visit Vagamon Meadows. Walks around the area. Arrive at Vagamon. Vagamon (3300+ ft asl) is a laidback plantation getaway offering guests a complete off-beat getaway. Visit Kurisumala / Murugan / Thangal Pilgrimage (4 kms) and Vagamon meadows (3 kms) in the afternoon. Enjoy walking around the plantations in the evening.

Day-2 Drive around and enjoy plantation character of the area Drive around and enjoy plantation character of the area. The drives offer a glimpse of luxury bungalows built with ethnic architecture, churches and rubber / tea plantations. Guests with interest in trekking may head for Teekoy (20 kms). There are trekking trails in and around Teekoy (e.g. Marmala waterfall in the Meenachil river).

Day-3 Departure  Depart to Cochin (100 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Vagamon :

  • Vagamon Meadows - Vagamon is renowned for its rolling green meadows. The meadows are approachable via a short detour from the main road. It has a lake amidst them. Many movies have been shot here.

  • Kurisumala - Kurisumala monastery situated on the Kurisumala hill, is a renowned pilgrimage for Nazrani Catholics. The hill area includes 12 sub mounds where pilgrims visit. The area is fully surrounded with Tea estates and lakes. Trekking to the hill is popular with locals. Guests also can visit Indo-Swiss Project Diary Farmssituated on the Kurisumala hill managed by the Kurisumala monks.

  • Thangal Hill - Vagamon is cuddled up within three striking hills Thangal, Murugan and Kurisumala hills which are the representation of the chief religions in Kerala. Thangal Hills is sacred to the Muslims of the region.

  • Murugan Hill - Vagamon is cuddled up within three striking hills Thangal, Murugan and Kurisumala hills which are the representation of the chief religions in Kerala. Murugan Hill is sacred to the Hindus and there is a Lord Murugan temple atop the hill.

  • Marmala waterfall - Marmala waterfall 7 kms from Teekoy rubber estate. From here a private vehicle takes one further 2 kms. To reach the falls one is required to trek through the estate. The waterfall is about 60 metres in height, falling into a 12-meter deep pool and joins the River on way down.

Destination Overview

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.

Vagamon - Vagamon is an idyllic hillside getaway surrounded by tea plantations and forests. With over development of Munnar in to a full-fledged destination and Vagamon provides an interesting off-beat alternative.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)
Prefered Departure : No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)
Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Vagamon -102 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Vagamon to Cochin (Ernakulam) -102 kms (2.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Vagamon -102 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Vagamon to Cochin (Ernakulam) -102 kms (2.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Vagamon is perhaps what Munnar used to be before tourism came in 1990s. Vagamon is the type of place suited for off-beat travellers looking for good views and drives.

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