Vagamon

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Vagamon
Vagamon Meadow 1
Vagamon meadow
Vagamon is located in Kerala
Vagamon
Vagamon
Location in Kerala, India
Vagamon is located in India
Vagamon
Vagamon
Vagamon (India)
Coordinates: 9°40′50″N 76°52′0″E / 9.68056°N 76.86667°E / 9.68056; 76.86667Coordinates: 9°40′50″N 76°52′0″E / 9.68056°N 76.86667°E / 9.68056; 76.86667
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictIdukki
Kottayam
Government
 • TypeDemocracy
Elevation
1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685503
Vehicle registrationKL-37, KL-35
Nearest cityerattupetta, Elappara, Kattappana, kottayam,
Nearest Railway StationKottayam, Nearest airport = Cochin International Airport

Vagamon, also spelt Wagamon, is an Indian hill station town primarily located in Peerumade taluk of Idukki district (majority area including Vagamon town), and also Meenachil taluk and Kanjirappally taluk of Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Vagamon was used by the British for tea plantations and they were followed by Christian missionaries who built their abode of service at Kurisumala in Vagamon. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon on their directory of the "50 most attractive places to visit in India".[1]

Education[edit]

¤ DC School of Management and Technology (DCSMAT) and DC School Of Architecture And Design are the two institutions, promoted by DC Kizhakemuri Foundation and co-promoted by DC Books, located in Pullikkanam near Vagamon. DCSMAT, one of the leading management colleges in Kerala, has two campuses located in Thiruvananthapuram and Vagamon.[2] DCSMAT offer courses such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). DC School Of Architecture And Design provides courses such as Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design (BA Interior Design) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch).

Issues[edit]

In August 2008, the Kerala Police said it had begun investigations two months back into a training camp organized in December 2007 by the banned SIMI activist[3]

On 18 August 2014, two tourists from Kozhikode died in Vagamon, after lightning struck them. Others who were with them sustained minor injuries. The incident happened at around 4:30 PM when the tourists were hanging around the barren hill tops. Both fell after the lightning hit them and their dresses had burnt out. Though both were taken to hospital, they died by the time they arrived.[4][5]

Notable people[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Story of Peermade by George Thengummoottil (ISBN 9788192888606)

See also[edit]

References[edit]