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International Paragliding Fest Vagamon 2017 - '18

International Paragliding Fest officially commenced on January 20 and ended on February 18 at the most beautiful paragliding hotspot of Kerala –Vagamon.  Vishwas Foundation in association with Kerala Tourism and DTPC Idukki conducted this grand festival of flying.

The event inauguration was made really splendid with eminent dignitaries of social political and various aspects of life.  Inauguration was done, blowing colorful balloons into the sky by Honorable Idukki M.P Adv. Joice George and Idukki M.L.A E.S Bijimol.

Although, there are many paragliding hotspots in the country mightiest mountain range of Western Ghats has an exceptional charm as the site offers a flying over lushly green backdrop. In spite of this Vagamon- Kerala’s proudest hill-top is considered to be one most-desirable location for paragliding activity. Moist weather and mild breeze of this land enhances splendid and safest gliding experience.

Every year, since 2006 Vagamon sky gets colorful with countless paragliding enthusiasts from all over the world to partake in International Paragliding Festival.

This time elaborate arrangements were made to make the event a grand success. The event was aimed to attract many paragliding lovers from worldwide. Along with paragliding International Paragliding Fest had an exclusive adventurous arena as well, namely “Thrill Zone”. The arena featured 12 sports activities that are internationally renowned for adventure sports. All the activities were equally fun and adventurous for both kids and adults.  Activities like sky cycling, Burma Bridge, Valley Crossing etc. was paving a new adventure culture to this land.

International Paragliding Fest was not only meant for adventures, every weekend was rich with cultural performances which clearly delineate Kerala’s year’s old richest tradition.

Inaugural evening made splendid by amazing performance by vibrant team Karinthalakkoottam, The folk songs and stories they presented made an awestruck feeling to all the people gathered at the Amphitheatre, Vagamon Adventure Park.

Another wonderful weekend happened was with incredible performance of a cultural group- IPTA Aleppy. The evening was splendid with performances indulging in unspoken yet authentic past life of Kerala.

The closing ceremony of this grand festival of flying was on February 18th. The ceremony was inaugurated by Hon. Electricity Minister Shri. M.M Mani. Followed by the ceremony, musical evening by the young and talented team of Bakery Junction gave an awesome end to the Fest.

Every day of the fest was eventful and incredible. Vagamon skies witnessed many joyful tears and smiles of adventurers. Apart from offering matchless adventure experience, this 30 days fest had an effective contribution in providing employment opportunities for its native youth and enhanced immense tourism possibilities of the beautiful destination- Vagamon.

Vishwas Foundation is humbly proud on what we done towards fulfilling flying dreams many adventure souls and in turn raising Vagamon into world’s Adventure tourism map.




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