Vagamon, with a vast spread of rolling meadows, is situated 3,500 ft above sea level, in the green ocean of forest in the Sahyadri mountains
. Fast emerging as one of the next generation hill retreats in Kerala
, Vagamon is identified as the best eco-tourist destination in India by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
This scenic spot in Idukki District offers a cool climate for long treks, huge peaks that roll down to gentle grass valley, tempting Para gliders; tranquil lakes that invite water sport enthusiasts. It is also a perfect base camp for enthusiastic tourists to explore other locations in the vicinity- such as Thekkady,
Muruganmala and Kulamavu. This tourist place also has to offer
Thangalppara, the Indo-Swiss Project and Kurisumala Ashram. Other tourist attractions around Vagamon are Bird Sanctuary at Kumarakom, Hill resorts at Munnar and Kodaikanal are easily accessible by road from Vagamon.
Vagamon is roughly 100 km from Kochi - the closest airport and 60 km from Kottayam - the nearest railway station and is easily accessible by road.