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Get Rid Of All Your Fears And Try Paragliding At These Breath-Taking Places In India

By Shubhangi Goel

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 6 min read

History tells us that humans have been trying to achieve their dream of flying high up in the sky like birds for ages now and devising aircraft is the closest we could ever come to "flying". Now we have an even more adventurous way to experience flying which has become a popular sport lately in India as it allows one to soar high and reach new heights. If paragliding in India is something that fascinates you, head to any of the following places:


1. Bir Billing

Himachal is said to be the home to paragliding in India. Bir-Billing village, located in the Palampur district of Himachal Pradesh, is considered to be the safest destination for paragliding. If you don't have a height phobia, just go ahead with this fun sport! It's definitely worth the crazy adrenaline rush and the thrilling experience. If you're in adventure sports, then you've got to try Paragliding in India.


Best time to visit: November-May


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2. Kamshet

Kamshet is a paradise for paragliding in India especially for those in Pune and Mumbai, is 50 km from Pune and 100km from Mumbai. One can also learn from elementary to expert level paragliding from various courses offered in Kamshet. It's time to feel like a free bird while paragliding in Kamshet as you'll be awestruck by the beautiful panoramic views and the thrill while experiencing paragliding in India at it's best. Don't forget to carry a sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, water bottle, camera and basic medication as your essentials to be well-equipped before you be a part of an experience one of the most exciting adventure sports of India.


Best time to visit: Anytime except monsoons


3. Nandi Hills & Hoskote Lake, Bangalore

Apart from the ever-bustling breweries and clubs in the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore has recently gained a lot of popularity for adventure sports as well. Hoskote Lake which is about 20km away from the city and Nandi Hills at 65 km away are the hubs of paragliding. You've got to get this on your checklist as you can't leave Bangalore without being a part of this thrilling experience. We assure you that you'll be mesmerized by watching the city from the skies, nothing beats that kind of view. Paragliding is the easiest way to live the dream of flying and watching the city at its best - why miss a chance like this?


Best time to visit: October to February


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4. Yelagiri

At a driving distance of 3 hours from the city of Chennai is Yelagiri, which is the go-to place for paragliding if you're in Chennai. It offers paragliding from a height of 2200 meters which gives the view of a vast expanse of nature. This place is a delight for every adventure sports enthusiast as it's got one of the best things to experience - Paragliding. There is a nice gradual slope, easy take - off & large expanse of the landing area which is suitable for a good paragliding platform. It's definitely one of the best spots to choose from to get a sight of the most amazing views, you can't even think of. 


Best time to visit: January To February, October To December


5. Solang Valley, Manali

Among a variety of adventure sports offered by the picturesque Solang Valley, the most popular one is paragliding. The enchanting views of the hills, clouds and alpine trees becomes more mesmerizing when witnessed while paragliding in Solang Valley. What makes Manali the preferred pick for paragliding is one can experience a mix of skydiving and handling as well. The best part about Manali is also that one can experience this sport anytime during the entire year except for monsoons which makes it all the more your first choice when it comes to choosing a top destination for paragliding in India. What are you waiting for?


Best time to visit: Anytime except monsoons


6. Vagamon

Paragliding in India at this quaint little hill station of Kerala is one of the most famous adventure sports. Vagamon surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery while paragliding is a breathtaking view. It's high time to ditch the cliched trips and try something more adventures and get hold of the most mesmerizing views as Paragliding in Vagamon offers sights, you can never take off from your mind. Try something more thrilling this year and experience this exciting adventure sport.


Best time to visit: February To March


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7. Panchgani

Paragliding in Panchgani serves as the perfect escape from cities like Pune and Mumbai as it's at a close proximity to these places. Paragliding is the most loved activity here because of Panchgani being situated at a height of around 4500 feet above sea level. It's one of the top activities in the city that you can be a part of. It's also known as a flyer's paradise as it's surrounded by the most mesmerizing hills of the Sahyadri Ranges. This beautiful place is blessed with spectacular views for an unforgettable experience - you've got to experience Paragliding in India at one of top destinations which offers everything you've been looking for.


Best time to visit: November to February


8. Rohtang La

The snow-clad mountains of Rohtang La, about 51km north of Manali, offers one of the most cherished experiences of paragliding in India.  It gives a bird's eye view of the picturesque valley. This place makes a common man's dream come true of flying and witness the beauty of nature at it's best and we wish the same for so here's another destination to add to your checklist. There is a huge demand for paragliding in Manali so the investors have made sure to get high-quality equipment for the same to make flying high altitudes easier. It's definitely one of the best adventure activity to be a part of in Manali. Get your friends to sign in for an adventurous Manali trip to have a thrilling experience of Paragliding in India.


Best time to visit: May to October


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Q: Which are the most famous camping spots in India?

A: Spiti Valley, Triund, Rishikesh, Manali


Q: Which equipments are necessary for paragliding in India?

A: Equipment like a flight suit, helmet, boots, harness, and canopy must be utilized by anyone who is paragliding.

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