If you have ever dreamt of soaring through the air like a bird, with expanses of nature spread out below you, then go gliding. These lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched paragliders allow you to enjoy flying free in the air and enjoy a bird’s eye view of beautiful green fields, water bodies and lots more.
For paragliding in India the pilot sits in a harness suspended below a hollow fabric wing whose shape is formed by its suspension lines. The pilot is clipped into a harness and is in a comfortable sitting position. When the air pressure enters in the vents of the front wing, the aerodynamic forces of the air flow over the parachute, allowing you to fly with the natural air currents.
You can climb to higher altitudes of a few thousand meters and enjoy flying really high in the air for hours. Paragliders are fun to operate and you can fly for one to two hours while covering certain distances. The speed range of paragliders is typically 20-75 kilometres per hour.
Billing is the first place in India which was the venue for the first ever paragliding competition according to the Federation of Aeronautics Himalayan Para Gliding Open Championship records.
Destinations for Paragliding in India
Destinations in India for paragliding which provide excellent paragliding opportunities are:
You may experience and enjoy paragliding throughout the year except during the monsoon season. The best time to undertake this sport is from March till early June and then from September till November.
Paragliding is actually the simplest form to enjoy non-motorized flying experience. With just few tips you can undertake this sport and enjoy the scenic beauty and the thrill of flying together.
You need to be physically fit
Do not try to make too many stunts if you are not well trained
Be mentally alert and simply follow the instructions given by your guide
Keep the basics in mind and learn thoroughly the techniques of paragliding that include - launching, turning and landing
Paragliding Tour Operators
The major operators in of paragliding in India are Toptours Travels, Adventure Tours, Abercrombie & Kent India, Earth Explorers Travel & Tours, Float & Fly Tour.