Get a bird's eye view of Kerala, at nearly 6,000 ft above sea level. The paragliding season starts from September and offers great flying conditions until January and again, from March to May. Float like a cloud and take on the blue skies and chat with the birds. Vagamon in the district of Idukki is fast emerging as the paragliding hotspot. The paragliding Grand Prix held during September every year brings together paragliders form across the world.

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Paragliding Festival 2015

Kerala Tourism under the aegis of Kerala Adventure Tourism promotion society is conducting the Mathrubhumi Yathra 7th International Paragliding Carnival at Vagamon, Idukki. The festival is in association with Fly Vagamon club, Vagamon destination management committee and Paragliding Association of India. The event dates are from 21 Feb 2015 until 1 Mar 2015 at Vedikuzhi suicide point. The aim of the event is to promote Vagamon as an adventure destination for Keralites and for inbound tourists. Over 50 national and international paragliding pilots are expected to take part in the carnival. The carnival ground will open its gates from 12 PM until 6 PM during the festival. Visitors can expect to see a spectacular acrobatic show every day with international pilots led by Calin Popa from Romania. Visitors also have the option to go for a joyride with expert pilots and really become a part of the event."We are excited to organise this years carnival. For the first time acrobatics shows are being arranged. The visitors also will have a good opportunity to take to the skies.

International paragliding Adventure Carnival 2015 brochure

Preferred destinations
Vagamon, Kottayam
Kolahalamedu hill, located 4km from Vagamon, provides the perfect platform for paragliding. Over 3,000 feet in height, it has a 10km long ride that is perfect for take-off and landing. Cool climes, tea garden, meadows, grass lands and shola forests add to the charm of Vagamon.
Varkala Thiruvananthapuram
Located about 50 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city. Varkala beach with its magnificent cliffs is another destination that is been sought after as a paragliding site.