Kerala Tourism in association with Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy (ASSTA) is organising an international paragliding festival at Vagamon from April 6 to 8. The event would see over 40 international and national glider pilots.
Paragliding is the fastest growing form of adventure sports and it is popular in the US, the UK and Asia. In India, major actions in paragliding takes place around Pune and Himachal Pradesh. According to ASSTA, Kerala is totally dependent on its mainstay tourism products of backwaters and ayurveda.
The 68 paragliders including nearly 20 foreigners bid farewell to Wagamon on Sunday hoping for another international paragliding championship in 2010 even as Wagamon witnessed the heaviest turnout of visitors never seen before in this hilly tourism spot.
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