Vagamon, Kerala's Scenic Gem, Offers an Exciting Attraction: India's Longest Cantilever Glass Bridge

Vagamon, Kerala's Scenic Gem, Offers an Exciting Attraction: India's Longest Cantilever Glass Bridge

Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala proudly unveils India's longest cantilever glass bridge, inaugurated by State Minister for Tourism PA Mohamed Riyas on September 6th. Situated in the picturesque Vagamon, the bridge at Kolahalamedu is poised to become a major draw for tourists and adventure enthusiasts alike. The project, a collaborative effort between the Idukki District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) and Bharat Mata Ventures Private Limited under a public-private partnership model, promises an array of exhilarating experiences at the adjoining adventure park.

Perched at a breathtaking altitude of 3,500 feet above sea level, the 120-foot-long bridge provides a unique opportunity to walk on a transparent pathway crafted with imported glass from Germany and reinforced with 35 tonnes of steel. Visitors can savor captivating vistas of the surrounding rolling hills, including the Mundakayam, Koottikkal, and Kokkayar areas. The bridge can accommodate up to 15 people at a time, allowing them approximately 10 minutes to absorb the scenic beauty.

As an introductory offer, the entry fee has been set at ₹500 per person. "As much as 35 tonnes of steel was used for the construction of the bridge at a cost of ₹3 crore," stated Jomy Poonoly, Managing Director of Bharat Mata Ventures. "The glass bridge is supported by steel ropes, making it one of the premier adventure tourism attractions in Vagamon."

The adventure park adjacent to the bridge boasts an array of thrilling activities, including a rocket ejector, giant swing, zipline, sky cycling, sky roller, free fall, bungee trampoline, 360-degree cycling, and aqua zorbing. For those seeking a more serene experience, the park also offers leisurely boat rides on the tranquil Vagamon lake.

Minister Riyas expressed his delight at the inauguration, emphasizing the significance of this development for Kerala's tourism. He stated, "It is an extremely happy occasion for the tourist department to inaugurate India’s largest cantilever glass bridge here at Vagamon and a matter of pride for the state." He also highlighted the tourism potential of various geographic locations in Kerala and expressed hope that this venture in Idukki would pave the way for further tourism developments, positioning the district as a prominent tourist destination in the state.

With its blend of natural beauty, thrilling adventures, and the unique glass bridge experience, the Vagamon Adventure Park is poised to become a must-visit destination in Kerala, attracting tourists from all corners of the world. Whether one seeks breathtaking views, heart-pounding adventures, or a peaceful nature retreat, Vagamon offers something for everyone.

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