Are you someone for whom normal vacations have become monotonous? Are you someone who longs for a thrilling venture and that adrenaline rush that can make you conquer the skies? Are you someone who loves to experience freedom and the enchanting beauty of nature at its best? If you hear yourself saying yes to all of this, then Paragliding is the sport for you to satiate your desire of flying like a free bird liberated from gravity, romancing the clear blue skies, soaking in the enchanting views of the unparalleled beauty of mountains, lakes and valleys. For all you adventure loving junkies, we bring to you some of the most sought after destinations for Paragliding in India without burning a hole in your pocket.
Rishikesh Paragliding is a popular adventure sport as Rishikesh is known for its tranquil scenic beauty. Rishikesh is a sacred place, rich in culture and history, located amidst the majestic Himalaya. Being famous as the Yoga capital of India, the place has a rich natural charm that makes it popular to explore by Air Safari. Paragliding through the Majestic Shivalik Ranges of the Himalayas is like the magic world of Harry Potter. The view of clear, gushing, extravagant Ganges and lush green Himalaya peaks, makes for an enticing flying trip in Rishikesh.
Jolly, The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant airport located in Dehradun about 35 km away. There are several daily flights from New Delhi to Dehradun. Lucknow is also connected through flight to Dehradun
The small, quaint village of Bir Billing located in Kangra Valley sits quietly at 4300 ft. from sea level in Himachal Pradesh. An ideal spot for Paragliding, Bir is the landing point and Billing is the take-off point, which is the highest paragliding point in Asia. It offers a sweeping view of the Dhauladhar range, lush green fields, enchanting streams, and nature's bounty.
Kangra Airport is the closest Airport that connects Bir to other cities. (approx 67 kms) Other airports close to Bir are in Chandigarh (290 km), Amritsar airport (260 km) and New Delhi (520 km).
Close to Pune (45kms) are the hills of Kamshet near Lonavala on the Mumbai Pune Highway making it a sought after spot for paragliding in western India. Weather here is conducive for paragliding and the high rise hills offer the perfect jumping spots. The eight-day long Saputara Paragliding Festival is set up by the Gujarat Tourism amidst the eye capturing Sahyadri Range in January every year drawing entries from all across India and is certainly not to be missed by the aspiring paragliders.
Nearest airport to Kamshet is Pune Airport which is nearly 42 km away. Few other nearby airports are Mumbai, (82.5 km) and Nasik (136.3 km).
Paragliding in Manali is an extremely thrilling experience. when you sail through the skies in the heavenly laps of nature. The famous 5 spots for paragliding in Manali are Solang Valley, Fatru, Bijli, Mahadev, Kangra Valley, Marhi. Each spot has its particular charm offering a myriad range of gentle slopes, colours, scents, winds with breathtaking sight of snow covered peaks and glaciers to give you an exhilarating memorable ride.
Bhuntar is the nearest Airport, at a distance of around 50 kilometres from Manali. Cheap domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Pre-paid taxis are available from the Airport to Manali.
Positioned in the middle of verdant greens, pristine mountains, sprawling spaces, Mcleod Ganj becomes a stunning destination for paragliding. The enthralling view of the Bhagsu village and also the captivating sight of Shivalik hills will make you hold your breath.
Gaggal airport is closely located at a distance of only 10 kms from Dharamshala, located at a distance of only. This airport is also connected to Kullu and New Delhi through frequent flights.
Paragliding in Panchgani becomes more exciting due to its unique location. It stands beautifully in the middle of five bewitching hills of the Sahyadri Range where you will be able to witness a complete 360-degree view of the place.
The nearest Domestic Airport is Pune Airport at a distance of 100 kms, and it is connected to a gamut of cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kochi.
Picturesque and enchanting, Kashmir is nestled high in the exalted green Himalayas and is aptly described as ‘Paradise on Earth’ by the poets. Paragliding in Kashmir will bring you face to face with implausible, stunning natural beauty of the place. Flying past sublime mountain peaks, lush green valleys, pristine lakes and spectacular landscapes, will make you fall in love with the charming mysticism of Kashmir.
The Srinagar Airport (15 km away), is well connected to prime Indian cities like Delhi, Goa, Jammu, Leh Mumbai and Bangalore. From there taxis can be easily hired to go to various cities and towns of Kashmir. Jammu Airport, is yet another domestic airport that serves Jammu and is 8kms away from the city with bus, taxi and car rental options to reach the city.
All those who have been dreaming to fly, don’t miss the chance to make the most unforgettable fun filled memories in your Traveller's Diary.
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