Kerala’s Erattupetta To Vagamon Road Reopened After Restoration; To Connect These Popular Tourist Spots

by Vaishalee Kalvankar

Kerala, God’s own country, is blessed with some of the most beautiful and stunning locations in India. It is home to many scenic tourist spots and is on every traveller’s list while exploring India. The Erattupetta to Vagamon road was closed for reconstruction and is now open to the public. This road connects many popular tourist spots, and now that it has been reopened, travellers are ready to explore.

Kerala’s Erattupetta To Vagamon Road Reopened 


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Vagamon is one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala’s Idukki district. With lush meadows, rustic villages, and pine valleys, this place is a must-visit. The road from Erattupetta to Vagamon is one of the most scenic ones, but it has been under reconstruction for a long time. 

The reconstruction of this road promised a boost in tourism and has now been completed successfully. The road had been in bad condition and was 10 years old. Administrative approval for the construction of this road was given in October 2021. 

It also needed technical approval, which was given in December 2021. The contract was given for ₹16.87 crore in February 2022 and was expected to be completed in the next 6 months. But it faced a delay as the contractor was removed for faults and new tenders were invited. 

The work was completed in four months by the Uralungal Contract Co-operative Society. (As per Mathrubhumi and Onmanorama)

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Famous Spots You Must Not Miss


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  • Illikkal Kallu
  • Teekoy
  • Kurishumala
  • Marmala Aruvi
  • Kattappana
  • Thekkady
  • Thodupuzha
  • Moolamattom
  • Kuttikkanam
  • Mankombu Temple


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Illikkal Kallu is one of the most popular major tourist spots in Kerala and was renovated last year. Teekoy is a known plantation area in Kerala, near Vagamon. The first ever rubber plantation was done here. Just 8 kilometres away from Teekoy is the mesmerising waterfall site of Marmala Aruvi. Kurishumala is known for its misty weather and green meadows, giving you all the paradise feels. Kattappana is a beautiful site famous for the cultivation of tea, pepper, cardamom, and more. You can try bamboo rafting, visit Gavi Forest, and more at Thekkady. 

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Have you ever been to any of these places? Let us know!

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