Demand to include Moon Mala in Vagamon eco tourism project
Vagamon: Nature lovers demand that Moon Mala in Vagamon should be included in the Vagamon-Thekkady-Idukki eco tourism circuit project. The project should comprise the scenic Uluppuni, Idukki, Mullakkanam which also covers the catchment area of Kulamavu dam, and Pullikkanam from where one can appreciate the beauty of Illikkal Kallu, local residents demand.
Some people think tourism in Vagamon is restricted to Mottakkunnu, Suicide Point, and Pine Valley, the locals point out.
Many of the tourists to Vagamon love to go for a jeep ride through Mullakkanam forests. The journey to this region is difficult during the monsoon season. If the Tourism Department sets up basic facilities here and restore the boat service, schemes implemented in Thekkady can be envisaged here also.
In Uluppuni, 400 hectares of land belongs to the Forest Department. One can see Kulamavu dam, Moolamattom Power House, and Melmuttom from Uluppuni. Besides, boating service could be started in Koottiyar dam in the rainy season.
If a watch tower is constructed on Moon Mala, which is near the Vagamon-Thodupuzha road, places such as Idukki dam, Munnar, Udumalpet, Pallivasal, Kochi Lake, Alappuzha beach light house, Panchalimedu, Elappara, and Annan Thampi Mala can be seen from there.