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Vagamon Meadows: Entry Timings, Entry Fees and More

Vagamon is possibly one of the greatest destination located within the Western Ghats of Kerala. Vagamon is also referred to the “Scotland of Kerala” which offers lush a visit to the lush green hills known as Vagamon Meadows, also known as Barren Hillls and Vagamon Mottakkunnu.

Today in this exciting article, we will explore the mesmerizing world of the Vagamon Meadows, a place where the lush green rolling hills, mist and peaceful thoughts meet. It is a place for nature lovers who are on the hunt for solace and peace in a tranquil environment.

About Vagamon Meadows

Vagamon Lake

The Vagamon Meadows has grown popular over the years which has become a hub for tourists from all around the globe. The Vagamon Meadows is spread over an area of 80 acres which includes various things to do such as paragliding in the Vagamon Pine forest, Boating in the Vagamon Lake, and trekking in the vast meadows which includes about 17 meadows that allow children to enjoy their time by playing fun activities here in this vast stretch of land.

The Vagamon Meadows is located at an altitude of 1100 meters approximately 3609 feet that provides a perfect 360 degree panoramic few of lush green rolling hills. Due to its amazing location and magnificent views it is one of the top most selected destinations for some of the top Bollywood and South Indian movies, so you might lucky to spot few celebrities here during the peak season. This enchanting place stretches as far as you can see. There isn’t any other kind of vegetation except just the green grass on the rolling hills, that wave along with soft and cool breeze of the valley.

Vagamon Meadows can be best enjoyed when there is no harsh sunlight, no rain and no mist to block the amazing view “Mottakunna” has to offer. The Vagamon Meadows is one of the best location to take innumerable photographs as the shops in the meadows provide colorful umbrellas for photo shoots at affordable price to add to your memorable memories which also remind many of the visitors a distinctive similarity to the moors of Scotland.

Entry timings of Vagamon Meadows

Day of the WeekTimings
Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Monday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Table of entry timings

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the meadow is from July to September as during the later months the meadows green lushy land starts to turn into yellowish color.

Entry Fees

Ticket TypeTicket Price
Children (Below 12 years)Rs 5
AdultRS 10
Table of Ticket price

Things to do in the Meadows

Vagamon meadows trekking

1. Trekking

One of the best things to do in the Barren Hills is to go for an adventurous trek, the Vagamon Meadows lead to scenic trails and splendid points that will surely leave you in an awe-struck with its enchanting place. So be prepared with your hiking boots when you plan on going here.

2. Photography

It would be wrong to come here and leave without taking any photograph of this picturesque location. AS we mentioned earlier in this travel blog, that there are shops from which you can purchase artifacts at a cheap price for taking amazing and memorable pictures.

3. Paragliding

If you are an adventure seeker then paragliding is surely for you. Imagine soaring over the tall pine trees located in this serene location. Vagamon allows you to take up this adventure which lasts about 10 to 15 minutes in which you pierce through the clouds with a highly trained pilot. You get to see the majestic waterfalls, tea gardens and breathtaking views of the exotic forest.

4. Sunset

Vagamon Meadows is also well-known for its sunset, if you are here with your loved ones, don’t forget to enjoy a beautiful sunset while sitting on top of the rolling hills. Maybe you could also bring your date here for that perfect romantic experience, after all girls love a man who is romantic so maybe that beautiful sunset could be the key to her heart.

5. Bird Watching

Be sure to carry a pair of binoculars with you as the Vagamon is also home to plethora of flora and fauna which include 200 variety of plants, rare orchids 20 variety of balsams and of course variety of birds such as the Malabar Parakeet, the Spotted Dove, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, the Ceylon Frog Mouth, the Great Hornbill, and the Hill Mynah.

6. Boating

A very simple and fun activity in the meadows is also to get involved in the pedal boating inside the Vagamon Lake. The location is mesmerizing as the lake is surrounded by water and hills making it quite a peaceful location, further more the Pedal boat cost around Rs 200 which is affordable, so do not forget to trying out boating in the Vagamon Lake.

Things to Carry in the Meadows

Vagamon Valley

1. Bug Spray

Be sure to carry around bug spray which can be helpful especially of the fact that you are going to a grassy land which is sure to have plethora of insects roaming around here and there. They might be only a small problem to you so do not worry much about it as it is quite natural for them to be around there.

2. High Boots

Make sure to not go around in slippers over there especially during the monsoon season as it can be muddy and slippery. It is best to wear high boots incase if you are going for any minor treks over there and it can also be as a precautionary measure as there can be leeches during the high rain fall season.

3. Use Paper Bag to carry your items

The meadows is an eco-friendly park therefore it does not allow anyone to carry plastic within the vicinity, it is recommended that you carry your essential travel items either in a jute bag or a paper bag.

4. Sunscreen

The weather is ever changing and with the high elevation, the sun rays are sure to hit you hard on a non-cloudy day, therefore be sure to carry a strong SPF 50 sunscreen with UVA and UVB blockage, which can help protect your sensitive skin from the harsh sun.

    How to Reach

    Bus going to Vagamon Meadows

    Vagamon Meadows is a popular attraction within Kerala state, which also means that it is one of the most visited spot by local and international visitors alike. The question might often be raised of how to reach the Vagamon Meadows, but do not worry as it is any easy to find location. Below are some of the easy methods to reach there.

    By Bus: One of the affordable methods to reach this serene location is by taking a bus which leads to Vagamon Bus stand which is the closest to the meadows, about 4.3 kilometers. Once at the bus stop you can a local cab or autorickshaw which can take about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the tranquil location.

    Incase, if you get down at the Pullikkanam Bus Stand which is about 12.9 kilometer from the meadows, a local cab can help you reach there which can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

    By Car: This is the most fastest and convenient way to travel to the meadows if you are with family, be sure to book a private car in advance which will help you make the journey easier. If you do end up getting a local cab at the end moment, be sure to discuss the price accordingly before getting inside the cab and also to avoid misunderstandings.

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    • Chandan Senapati

      I have 10 years of experience in the field of Travel and Lifestyle Industry. I have written more than 450 articles for various reputed platforms such as Huffington Post, MensXP, and Daily Mail. Having an immense passion for writing and a deep interest in the Travel and lifestyle industry.

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