Attractive Tourist Spot

Vagamon promises a sunny prospect in this scenario. Fast emerging as one of the next generaion hill retreats in Kerala, Vagamon offers the splendid sight of the merging of modern life with natural habitat. Vagamon, a vast spread of Rolling Meadows and green forests, is situated 1100M above sea level, in the green ocean of forests in the Sahyadri mountains. This scenic spot offers all that every tourist dreams about- a cool climate that's just right for long treks, huge peaks that roll down to gentle grass valleys, tempting paraglide; tranquil lakes that invite water sport enthusiasts. Little brooks which tease you to cross over to quiet woods.

It is a paradise for those who seek peace and tranquility and abundance of nature. The hill station is surrounded by tea estates soon will become India's foremost Eco-Tourism Projects. The hill station is a amalgamation of natural beauty, religious mysticism and colonial legacies. Vagamon is surrounded by three chains of hills, namely, Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurisumala.

The place is also famous for its unique rock formations at Thangal Para. The Live Stock Board is a famous breeding center of Kerala. A small church over the top of the hill and the nearby Kurisumala Ashramam shouldn't be missed. Kurisumala Ashramam, in reality, is a monastery for Christian ascetics. The hill station of Vagamon is an ideal destination for a break away from the fast lanes of city life and to live a laidback life. Vagamon is a popular spot for trekkers. The hill station offers all the tourists wit an opportunity for long treks, paragliding, mountaineering and rock climbing. Vagamon is emerging as the new destination for adventure lovers, especially for those interested in paragliding. The verdant and undulating heights of Vagamon, the ideal wind conditions and the refreshing air make Vagamon a hot destination for paragliding in Kerala.
Prime Attractions
KURISUMALA
Kurisumala means 'mountain of the holy cross'. It, is a famous pilgrimage center for the Christian Catholics, where cross is put-up in each sub hill stations. The Kurisumala ashram is an abode of calm and spiritual delight. This hill area includes 12 sub mounds the pilgrims visit. Travelers can enjoy trekking and climbing high hills. The area is fully surrounded with tea estates and lakes.

PINE FOREST
pine forest The pine valley packed with enthralling lofty pine trees makes it a favorite mark for the lovers of nature. A walk through the foggy valley is a gorgeous experience in particularly throughout monsoon when dew drops gather on the pine leaves. It's around 200/-acres of land. The special breeze and the view to the vally is reaily amazing and at the border you can see a water fall.

PARAGLIDING
Vagamon is a best suited place for paragliding. It has a 10 km extended ridge, over 3,000 feet elevated. The spot has sturdy winds in the south west direction all the way through the season and renders enormous prospect for Xc, cross country over and above ridge towering. The site is effortlessly reachable, with grassy launching pads. The season initiates from September and offers immense flying surroundings until January and once more, from March to May. The international paragliding festival, mutually organized by Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy (ASSTA), having base in Kochi and the Department of Tourism, Kerala.

THANGAL PARA
thangal para The distinctive structure of rock positioned in the Thangal hill is sanctified to the Muslims. Close to the configuration of rock is situated the tomb of Sheikh Fariduddin, an Afghan saint from who resided and departed for his afterlife at this point nearly 800 years back. It is thought that the gigantic rock structure was formerly a minute stone used by the saint to crush pan which grew a great deal.For the duration of the yearly 'Urus' Festival thousands of devotees visit this position. There is as well a prehistoric cave in this charming place, and it is an audacious and awesome trek in the course of the cave. The area is reachable by jeep, but all through monsoons the jeeps may not go up to the rock cluster. For trekkers, there are highlighted white arrows showing the approach and the apex of a tapered pathway leads to the tomb.

MURUGAN MALA
IT is much near to Thangal Para, where a Murugan temple is situated which is devoted to Lord Muruga with gorgeous Stone Age carving.

PARUTHUMPARA
28Km far from Summer Sand Hill Resort is a Beautiful Hill Station. Trekking to this mountain will be an enchanting experience for adventure and nature lovers. At far distances you can see the Makara jyothi, the holy light during festival season. It is calm and quite place where you can experience the cool and fresh breeze.

BARANAGANAM CHRUCH
Just 35 km away from the Summer Sand Hill Resort is the Bharananganam Church where the tomb of St.Alphonsa is situated. The holy place is daily visited by thousands for the heavenly blessings and prayers.

ILAVEZHAPUNCHIRA
ilaveezhapoonjiraElaveezha Poonchira, a hill station near Melukavu Mattom, 60 km from Kottayam is gaining importance. Located among three hillocks 'Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonippara', Poonchira is a place of picturesque charm. Legends say that the pool here was a bathing place for Panchali, the legendary princess of the Holy book, Mahabharata. The beautiful valleys of Poonchira are spread across thousands of acres The verdant landscape punctuated by the gigantic hills, each rising to around 3200 feet is an ideal place to unwind the feelings of your heart and to be free. During the monsoons when the valley fills up to form a scenic lake, this place unveils another beautiful slice of nature. Elaveezha poonchira means a valley where leaves doesn't fall and is named so because the place has no trees.

SUICIDE POINT
It is a famous hill station which gives a feeling same as that of Kodaikkanal. The bottomless valleys spread out before the eyes is terrifying and wonder providing at the same time.

INDO SWIS DAIRY FARM
One of the top Dairies in India is situated at a walk able distance from Summer Sand Hill Resort hardly 500 Meters.

TEA ESTATES AND FACTORY
Another attraction of this Scottish land is the journey through green land which will refresh your mind. Here you can see small green meadows fully covered with tea plants. A visit to the tea factory will be another enjoyment and a different experience.
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