Peermedu is a lovely hill station located about 25 kms from Vagamon. En route the Periyar Tiger Reserve from vagamon this beautiful plantation town, takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint and close associate of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore. Peermede and its surroundings are suitable for trekking, cycling and horse riding. Kuttikanam a place for adventure tourism and trekking is just 3 km from Peermedu.
Vagamon, a tiny plantation township at the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts is a perfect tourist place surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens located about 1200 meters above the sea level. Reaching Vagamon itself is an extraordinary experience. The meandering road to Vagamon is cut in solid rock and as you wind your way up, the rolling plains come into view thousands of feet below you.
Grass covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is a haven of tranquility. The chain of three hills - Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala - is a mark of religious harmony. Kurisumala in Vagamon is a famous pilgrimage center of Christians.
The temple of Lord Murugan is situated on the top of Murugan Mala which is on the eastern side of Kurisumala. This temple is constructed using a single rock. Large number of devotees visits here every year. It’s located 8 Km away from Vagamon.
Thangal Para is a gigantic rock where the Dargah of Sheikh Fariduddin is located. The Uroos festival here is very famous and it attracts thousands of devotees every year.
Vagamon is popular for its highland meadows less than half an hour from Vagamon town. After Kashmir, Vagamon is considered as the second largest highland meadows. The vast grasslands also has a lake almost in the middle which is a nice picnic spot.