Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trip to Vagamon And Pattumala Church


     Vagamon is a hill station located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Idukki district of Kerala, India. It has a cool climate with the temperature between 10 and 23 °C during a summer midday. It is situated 1,100 meters above sea level. Vagamon also known as the 'Scotland of Asia'. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon on their directory of the '50 most attractive places to visit in India.

See more about Vagamon in below wiki URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagamon

Route Map from Thekkady(kumily):

Route 1:Kumily-Vandiperiyar(cover Pattumala)-Vagamon:
  
                                     
Route 2:Kumily-Anavilasam-Vagamon:


Pala-Barananganam-Erattupetta-Vagamon Route:



Rolling meadows of Vagamon

Kumily-Vandiperiyar-Vagamon route

Another Scenic Vagamon hills

Pine forest @ Vagamon

Another clear view

Kumily-Kottayam NH220

Kumily-Kottayam NH220

One specialty of Vagamon is that you will never get tired of Vagamon

Each visit will give you various moods

Pine valley @ vagamon hills

As usual KTDC is everywhere


The Pattumala Matha Church is a Roman Catholic church in Kerala dedicated to Our Lady of Good Health. It is served by the Congregation of the Missionary Brothers of St. Francis (CMSF). The church is built entirely of granite is a Marian pilgrim centre. It is situated in the midst of tea plantations. The name Pattumala means 'Hill draped in silk'. It is located 17 km from Peermade and 27 km from Thekkady. The church is on the way to Kottarakkara(also known as KK ROAD) from Kumily(NH183) and on the righ hand side of the road.

See more about Pattumala Church in wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattumala_Matha_Church



Pattumala Velankanni Mathi Church on Kumily-Kottayam Road

This is a granite-built church

Another close view

Pattumala Matha Pilgrim Shrine - Must visit place on such a lovely location

Complete front view from road





5 comments:

Rajesh Sen said...

This is just a fantastic Blog .........
You probably have not hard the name of VAGAMON. But believe me this enchanting hill resort of Kerala with an overtone of greenery is all set to mesmerize you by its beauty. For all the latest and up-to-date information on Vagamon Tour, log on to: http://easytouristguide.com/off-beat-tourist-places/vagamon-green-hill-resort-of-kerala.html 8952328

Debosmita Roy said...

Fantastic blog. I would like to add about Kumily, a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady. With various places to visit in Kumily ,it is a major tourist destination and a spices trading centre. Its a calm and soothing place to visit.

Renjith said...
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Renjith said...

Very good photos...Please check Vagamon

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