Vagamon lies 25 km away from Peermede, on the Kottayam – Idukki border. It is known for its undulating grassy hills, towering pine tree forests, and the scattered silky-green tea plantations. The hillside village is also a spiritual destination for Hindus, Christians and Muslims alike. The three major hills here - the Thangal Hill, the Murugan Hill and the Kurisumala important to the Muslims, the Hindus and the Christians respectively - stand testimony to the communal harmony prevalent here.
Located about 1100 m above sea level, Vagamo enjoys a cool climate with temperatures ranging from 13 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius in summer, and nine degree Celsius to 15 degree Celsius in winter. The borders of the village are defined by the Idukki reservoir on the eastern side, the Western Ghats on the north and the plains of Kottayam district to the south and west.
Vagamon is a good place for paragliding. Kolahalamedu, which lies four km away, recently hosted an international paragliding festival - the first of its kind in Kerala.
The nearest railway station is Kottayam, about 64 km away and the nearest airport is Nedumbassery, Kochi, 120 km away.
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