Kerala has become the hub for travellers who seek taste of life through different activities. Undoubtedly, Kerala has earned its name as the God’s own country for its majestic beauty that mesmerizes everyone who even once comes in touch of it. Taking a step further to slake the thirst of adventure seekers, paragliding at Vagamon in the Idukki District of the state has set forth.
Adventure sports enthusiasts are concerned with the behaviour of some reckless adventure seekers which they think are indeed publicity mongers. An awful incident took place in Kannur city of the state when an 11 months old baby was sent on a paragliding mission by the parents. Such incidents have always troubled the concerned authorities.
Binu Perumana, Member of National Adventure Foundation, New Delhi, suggested that the government should enforce strict rules so that the publicity mongers and unscrupulous people find appropriate place and not in the adventure sector. He added that professionals should be appointed in the Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society. Help of experts should be taken while drawing the policy and future plans.
The official and the concerned authorities are hopeful for the emerging paragliding adventure. The President of Fly Vagamon, Vinil Thomas, expressed his well wishes by saying that Vagamon is becoming a hub for paragliding in the state as well as the country. He is happy that it won Central Government’s award for innovative tourism product in 2008. He added that people want to try new adventure and the government must help them retain their interest.
Apart from the Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society, District Tourism Promotion Council and Forest Department would play pivotal role in helping the sector touch high heavens.
Recently the firm has successfully organised 450 ‘tandem jumps’ from a height of 4,000 feet for tourists keen in experiencing paragliding. The authorities have predicted that the coming month would be very favourable for experiencing paragliding. Supporting to the prediction of the authorities, Sunil Hassan, Chief Flying Instructor of Adventure Inc.
Vagamon’s charm is worth experiencing and is indeed one of the must see places for tourists. One speciality of Vagamon is that you will never get tired of Vagamon as each day or visit will display the varied moods of nature and climatic differences; the mist you can touch, the rain drops, the gentle breeze or the golden hue in December-January which will be greatly rewarding and soothing for you and that can romanticize your mind and thoughts. You can easily be humbled by nature and its a not -so- completely -lost pristine condition here. The trees and shrubs in Vagamon give it an added attraction.
It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales. The enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens will soon be one of India’s foremost eco-tourism projects.
All the trekking enthusiasts will enjoy climbing this 1100 metres tall hill. This tourist place also has to offer Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss Project and Kurisumala Ashram. Welcome to a land which would make you come back again and again. So that you could rejuvenate yourself and cherish memories of this enchantingly beautiful land.
Grass covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is a haven of tranquility. The chain of three hills – Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala – is a mark of religious harmony. The dairy farm managed by the Kurisumala monks is worth a visit.
If you have not been to Vagamon you have not seen God’s Own Country.Vagamon provides unlimited holidaying fantasies round the year, except with the season being slightly off during the monsoons. Vagamon, the final word in your holiday options, provides unlimited holidaying fantasies round the year, except with the season being slightly off during the monsoons. A land, which would make a person come back again and again, so that you could rejuvenate yourself and cherish memories of this enchantingly beautiful land.