Tourists in Kerala can now walk on India's longest cantilever glass bridge, located in the scenic hill station of Idukki district. Inaugurated on September 6, the bridge is a collaboration between the Idukki District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) and Bharat Mata Ventures Private Limited.
Sitting atop the Wagamon hills at 3,500 ft above sea level, spanning a length of 40 meters (120 ft), the bridge offers stunning views of distant places like Mundakayam, Kuttikkal, and Kokkayar.
Up to 15 people can walk on it for about 10 minutes, enjoying the scenic vistas of Mundakayam, Koottikkal, and Kokkayar. This 120-foot-long bridge, constructed in Vagamon's Adventure Park, offers a unique experience. You can take part in several thrilling activities offered here, including sky swinging, sky cycling, sky rolling, rocker ejection, free falling, a colossal swing, and a zipline. It's made with high-quality glass from Germany and strengthened with 35 tonnes of steel.
Ticket Price: INR 500
Address: JWRC+99, Amruthamedu Rd, Amreuthamedu, Vagamon, Kerala 685501
Adjoining Adventure Park
The nearby adventure park has exciting attractions like a rocket ejector, giant swing, zipline, sky cycling, sky roller, free fall, bungee trampoline, 360-degree cycling, and aqua zorbing. And for those looking for a peaceful getaway, the park also offers leisurely boat rides on the serene Vagamon Lake.
Vagamon Pine Forest
The Vagamon Pine Forest, situated about 6 km from the Vagamon Bus Stop at Vedikuzhi, is ideal for nature lovers. Spread over 6 acres, this manmade forest is home to towering Pine trees that have thrived on the steep slopes. It was established during the British colonial era in India and continues to grace the picturesque valleys and meadows of Vagamon.
Marmala Waterfalls in Kottayam district is a year-round destination. It's on the way to Vagamon Hill Station and falls from a height of 60 meters, surrounded by lush forests and plantations. The best time to visit is during the monsoon season, when the waterfall is most magnificent. To get there, you'll need to trek through rocky terrain in the village of Teekoy.
Thangalpara is not only a place for pilgrims but also one of the most beautiful places to visit in Vagamon. It's named after a large rock perched on the edge of a cliff, once the resting place of the revered Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheikh Fariduddin Baba. The legend goes that the Sufi saint arrived here around 800 years ago with 40 followers, and his teachings gained widespread acceptance. The massive rock near the dargah (holy shrine) is believed to be where Baba used to prepare his paan (betel leaf preparation).
Vagamon Meadows, situated on the Vagamon-Elappara route, is one of the most frequented tourist hotspots. These meadows are renowned for their vastness, featuring interlocked ponds in their valleys. It's a favoured location for film shoots in Vagamon, and the hills transform from lush to bare as the seasons change.
By Air: The nearest major airport to Vagamon is Cochin International Airport, approximately 100-120 kilometres away. Hire a taxi from the airport to reach your destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Vagamon is Kottayam Railway Station, 60-70 kilometres away. Hire a taxi or take a bus from the railway station to reach your destination.
By Road: Regular bus services connect Vagamon to nearby towns and cities. You can check the bus schedules and routes at the nearest bus station.
Please note that road conditions and travel times may vary depending on the route and current weather conditions. So, checking with local authorities or navigation apps for the latest route-related details is advisable.