Skydiving is one of the most visually stimulating aero sports and is fast becoming a popular activity amongst adventure enthusiasts. Skydiving is a diversion from simple parachuting, as one has to jump from an aircraft that is at certain altitude and fly free in the air without using the parachute at the start. Participants can perform an assortment of aerial manoeuvres before landing by parachute to slow their descent, allowing them to come gently to rest on the land. You need some serious training and several safety measures before enjoying this unique adventure sport in India or rather anywhere in the world. Compared to other aero sports and activities, skydiving in India is considered relatively more costly, but if done right, is totally worth it!
Destinations for Skydiving
Some of the recommended and best places for skydiving in India are:
Haryana: Pinjore (Panchkula)
Madhya Pradesh: Dhana
Best time to go Skydiving
You can go skydiving at anytime of the year except the monsoon and rainy seasons. However for skydiving, timing is more important than month to indulge in this sport. It is recommended that on a clear day you may go skydiving either from 8:00 am to 10:00 am or from 4:00 pm till 5:00 pm. This is primarily because this is when the best light is available without you having the sun directly on your head.
Make sure to choose a reputed and certified organizer for sky diving
Before skydiving just relax and recall the lessons your instructor has taught you. This is necessary because the fear in this sport arise most of the times due to lack of knowledge, which might not let you enjoy the thrill and fun of the sport
Do remember that it is not really that complicated
Do not take up this sport if you suffer from high blood pressure, heart problem, fear of heights or if you are expecting
Skydiving tour operators
Indian Sky Jumpers and Everest Skydive Pvt. Ltd are known names who organize skydiving in India.