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One of the crowning jewels of Kerala, Vagamon is a quaint little hill town tucked away amongst the most scenic settings the state has to offer. Covered in a perpetual shroud of mist, Vagamon camping offers the perfect combination of rolling green hills, wide-open meadows, and an enchanting mysticism that can only be appreciated when experienced first-hand.

With the new normal being the norm, this Vagamon itinerary has been designed for both first-time visitors as well as ardent adventure-seekers with one simple goal in mind – to unwind and take things slow. From hiking up her gentle slopes while taking in the breathtaking views of the Vagamon hills to wandering carefree amidst a forest of pine trees or camping out under the wide-open skies with nothing but the crackling sounds of your campfire for company, this two-day Vagamon itinerary is the solution you’ve been looking for to destress the body and mind from the chaos of the outside world.

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Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy - Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeMeadows, Pine Forests, Rock Terrain
  • Trek Distance3 kms ( to & fro )

How to Reach?

Coming from Bangalore: You will have to reach Cochin by 7 AM on Day 1 (Saturday). Overnight buses, as well as trains, are now available which can be booked by yourselves beforehand. Our team will assist you with the same as well as obtain permits on your behalf for a ‘short-visit’ into Kerala. Facilities for freshening up and breakfast can also be arranged in Cochin at a nominal charge. We expect to be back at Cochin by 8 PM on Day 2. You can book your buses back to Bangalore post 8 PM.

Coming from Cochin and other parts of Kerala: You can meet our team from Plan The Unplanned at 9 AM at the respective pick-up points starting from Cochin.

Coming directly to Vagamon: You can meet our team from Plan The Unplanned at around 1 PM at Vagamon from where we will continue with the below Vagamon itinerary and then proceed towards the campsite. Kindly choose the ‘without travel’ option while booking in case you wish to do so.

Vagamon - A Two Day Overview

Day 1

  • Depart for Vagamon by 9 AM from Cochin
  • Explore Vagamon Meadows at Kolahalamedu
  • Wander around the pine forest at Pine Valley
  • Local Sight-Seeing
  • Reach Campsite
  • Evening Tea
  • Campfire & Dinner
  • Camping at Urumbikkara Hills

Day 2

  • Morning Tea
  • Traditional Kerala Breakfast 
  • Leave campsite by 11 AM
  • Discover a Hidden Waterfall
  • Hike to Kurisumala Hill-top
  • Return to Cochin by 8 PM

Price Inclusions

  • Transportation from Cochin to Cochin
  • Accommodation in Tents on 2 or 3 sharing basis
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Entry Tickets for Local Sightseeing
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above
  • Transportation from & to Bangalore

Group Size

  • Max number of People 20
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transort depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Xerox Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary

Vagamon Camping Iitnerary

Day 1 | Explore Vagamon Meadows, Pine Valley and Vagamon Camping

We begin our journey towards the sloping hills of Vagamon at 9 AM from Cochin. Our trek leads will soon get to work turning the group into the most fun bunch of strangers turned friends. And before you know it we would be making our way amidst sprawling tea plantations and meandering roads into the hills of Vagamon.

Vagamon Meadows: We’ll be taking it slow on Day 1 as you explore the misty Vagamon meadows at your own pace. Rest assured, no matter how many times you’ve seen these beautiful hills, they never fail to mesmerize. With the cold breeze tickling your senses, wander along her gentle slopes or simply watch the clouds roll over these pristine hills in complete tranquillity.

Vagamon Pine Forest: Literally ‘walk into the woods’ at Vagamon’s very own Pine Valley. With trees as tall as the skies, lose yourself in this real-life wonderland. Spend the rest of the afternoon soaking in the myriad of sights and hues Vagamon has to offer before slowly making our way to the campsite. 

Vagamon Camping: Our Vagamon camping experience offers complete serenity for those seeking to find bliss amidst nature. Located at Urumbikkara Hills, this is the perfect place to explore the more offbeat sides of Vagamon. The tea plantations surrounding the camp combined with the numerous forest trails and hiking opportunities make this a favourite amongst nature lovers and adventure junkies alike.

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and settle down for the night under the starry skies. Keep yourselves warm huddled up around the campfire and spend the night inside your cosy tents. This night spent camping at Vagamon will definitely be etched on your memory for a long time to come.

Day 2 | Discover Hidden Waterfalls, Kurisumala Hiking & Return to Kochi

Wake up to nature surrounding you in full splendour. Take in the morning hues and experience the chilly breeze running shivers across your body. Spend the morning exploring all the hidden wonders this campsite has to offer and simply take things slow. 

Discover a Hidden Waterfall: After a hearty and traditional Kerala breakfast, we bid adieu to our campsite and make our way towards a hidden waterfall. We won’t be disclosing much about the waterfall apart from the fact that it is guaranteed to leave you in awe. Let your imaginations run wild because rest assured, the first sight of the waterfall will surpass them all.

Kurisumala Hill-Top Hike: Kurisumala (Cross-Hill). With a series of Christian crosses leading up to an ancient church atop the hill, this is a relatively easy hike that offers breathtaking views from atop. Panoramic views of the Vagamon valley below combined with gushing winds at the peak are bound to feed your appetite for adventure and make you wish you never had to leave the place.

Vagamon has no dearth of places to explore and experience. Provided time permits we shall be moving on towards other local sightseeing options around Vagamon on both the days. Our experienced trek leads shall make the final call regarding the same. 

For those of you who’ve only dreamt of visiting Vagamon, this trip will be the perfect introduction to its magical valleys and mist-clad hills. And for those who’ve already experienced her charm, this Vagamon camping trip with Plan The Unplanned will be the perfect escape you’ve been looking for to unwind and recharge your batteries. Either way, rest assured that you will go back with treasured moments from her enchanting hills.

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.

 

Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

For more queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ's).

Notes

  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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