International Paragliding Festival 2024 Vagamon

Exciting Soar: International Paragliding Festival 2024 Unfolds in Vagamon

The skies above Vagamon, Kerala are buzzing with anticipation as the International Paragliding Festival 2024 kicks off from March 14th to 17th. This electrifying event hailed as India’s premier aero sports adventure festival, draws in more than 100 paragliding luminaries from across the globe.

Jointly organized by the Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society (KATPS) and the Idukki District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), the festival showcases thrilling competitions that highlight the expertise and courage of these paragliding maestros. With participation interest pouring in from over 15 countries, the festival truly embraces its international flair.

Pulsating Competitions and Spectacular Vistas

The competition slate features:

  • Mini XC: Pilots vie for distance and velocity along a defined course.
  • Spot Landing: Precision reigns supreme as pilots aim for a marked landing spot.
  • Mini Acrobatics Showcase: Witness awe-inspiring aerial maneuvers performed by skilled paragliders.
  • Hike and Glide: Merge the challenge of hiking with the thrill of paragliding.
  • Ground Handling: Paragliders flaunt their mastery in controlling the wing while grounded.
  • Thermaling: Exploiting rising air currents, pilots effortlessly soar through the skies.

A Paragliding Paradise

Situated at an elevation of 1,100 meters above sea level, Vagamon, nestled between Kottayam and Idukki districts, offers an idyllic setting for paragliding. The picturesque Kolahalamedu hills, a mere 4 kilometers from Vagamon, serve as the perfect launching pad for paragliders to savor the majestic vistas of the Western Ghats.

This festival presents a remarkable opportunity for adventure aficionados to marvel at the finesse and elegance of paragliding. Whether you’re a seasoned thrill-seeker or simply enchanted by the grace of aerial acrobatics, the International Paragliding Festival 2024 guarantees an unforgettable spectacle.

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