Ever dreamt of having an eagle eye view of your favorite landscape? Have you ever wondered, how would it be to see lush green valleys and beautiful natural expanses from a bird’s eye? Paragliding places in India are the perfect answer to all your needs. Although paragliding is an adventure activity which has not received attention from a large youth base in our country as it should, but it is definitely on the rise. A lot of state governments are using this adventure sport to increase their inflow of tourists.
Your appetite for paragliding adventure can be fulfilled at various locations all over India as mentioned below:
- Uttarakhand-Bedni Bugyal in Kumaon, Dayara Bugyal and Dhanolti Ridge in Garhwal,Naukuchiatal in Nainital
- Himachal Pradesh- Billing, Kullu, Solang, Spiti
- Rajasthan- Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Jaiselmer, etc.
- Maharashtra-Matheran, Panchgani, Lonavala
- Tamil Nadu-Yelagiri
- Sikkim- Bulbulay Dara in Gangtok
Billing situated in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh is known for being the place where first ever paragliding competition was held according to the Federation of Aeronautics Himalayan Para Gliding Open Championship records. Paragliding in Billing is considered as one of the best paragliding experience in the country. While billing best serves the purpose as landing field, Bir, at an elevation of 2600 meters serves as the take off point for paragliding.
Sikkim has also turned out to be an upcoming destination for paragliding experience as it also has large in flow of tourists each year. Paragliding in Sikkim can be best experienced at Bulbulay Dara situated in Gangtok. One can enjoy the picturesque view of the mighty Kanchenjunga in the sky.
Major tour operators for paragliding in India are Float & Fly Tour, Adventure Tours, Top tours Travels, Earth Explorers Travel & Tours, and Abercrombie & Kent India. Paragliding could be experienced year round except for monsoon season. The best period to experience paragliding is from March to June and from September to November.