Lush green meadows, the sun playing hide and seek between the rain laden clouds, a pine forest – what more do you need to inspire you? Vagamon makes a perfect backdrop – for romance and vendetta. And hence, a hot favorite for tinsel town.
Vagamon has been a favorite with the Malayalam movie makers for a long, long time now. Tamil and Telugu films have been shot here. More recently, Bollywood too has come calling to these verdant hills. Without much ado, here are a couple of songs that bring out the beauty of Vagamon
Meadows and hills
Vagamon is made up of rolling meadows and hills. A part of the high ranges, Vagamon is still not commercialized making it a calm place to head to. During the monsoon it looks all green and fresh.
'Adada Mazhaida' song from 'Paiya' starring Karthi and Tamannah was shot on this misty hillocks. For a second, take your eyes off the stars and enjoy the beauty of the green hills.
The Pine Forest, about 4km from the sleepy town of Vagamon is one of the most popular attractions in the town. And it features in almost all the guide books. Walk down the hill and beyond – you will hear the birds chirping and if it is a busy day, you will hear people too.
'Katra Katra' song from the horror thriller 'Alone' starring Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover was shot here.
Resorts and farms
Vagamon is a honeymoon destination and there are a lot of resorts in the area that give you privacy.
This song from the Malayalam movie 'Ramante Edenthottam' was shot in one of the resorts near Vagamon. And that was not the only movie shot in the area. Iyobinte Pusthakam starring Fahadh Faasil and Isha Sharvani has captured the beauty of the pristine hills in all its glory. Some scenes of blockbuster hit 'Premam' was also shot here.
The list of movies shot at Vagamon is long. Can you tell us your favorite?
Vagamon is on the Kottayam - Idukki border, about 65kms from Kottayam. Vagamon is well connected by road to all parts of the state.
The nearest railway station is Kottayam
The nearest airport is Cochin International airport 94km away