Bir Billing is a small village in Himachal Pradesh, famed for hosting the first ever world cup for paragliding. Himachal, actually, is ‘the’ home to paragliding in India. With a total of 11 best paragliding spots, this hilly state offers multiple options. Other places famous for paragliding in Himachal are Devidhar, Parvati Valley, Rohtang, and Bakhli.
The other famous destination for paragliding in Himachal is Manali. Except for the monsoons season, you can try paragliding here anytime. Solang Valley and Marhi are two of the most popular spots for paragliding in Manali. Among the reasons which make Manali one of the most preferred paragliding places in India is the availability of the sport through the year except monsoon.
Another well thronged destination in India, Mussoorie also hosts paragliding like every other hill station. From the take off point near Mussoorie Lake, one can fly till Dehradun on a long flight up to the height of 2300 metres above sea level.
For those looking for paragliding in Pune and Mumbai, Kamshet is a paraglider’s paradise. A leap from the Tower hills and the bird’s eye view of box shaped houses in the villages of Kamshet is a delight for lifetime.
Besides streets full of gaming cafes, Silicon Valley has lately gained up on this adventure sport. Hoskote Lake, 20 km away from the main city, houses some operators who offer training for paragliding in Bangalore. At 65 km from the town, Nandi hills is another hub of paragliding which is at a height of 1478 m above sea level. The adventurers can also go for para-jumping and hang-gliding.
So here is a complete package. The city famed for its lakes – Nainital – offers paragliding for the heights of up to 2000 meters. Naukuchiatal and Bhimtal are two locations where one can go for paragliding in Nainital.With the beautiful lakes underneath the flier, This hill station comes across as one of the best destinations for paragliding in India.
If you are looking for paragliding in Chennai, Yelagiri is the place to head to. At a driving distance of 3 hours from the city, Yelagiri offers paragliding from a height of 2200 meters and has a vast clearing of natural expanse. Marina Beach also offers parasailing every day in the evening.
Rafting and Rishikesh have become synonymous in recent years. Young adventure seekers throng to this holy hill station for its famous white water rafting. However, for those who are looking for paragliding in Rishikesh, Ranikhet at a distance of 120 kms is a perfect option. Various operators offer a range of parasailing and paragliding activities, here.
Panchgani, a town near the famous pilgrimage of Mahabaleshwar,is commonly frequented by honeymooners. Paragliding from the Horizon point gives you a bird’s eye view of the temple town as well as the serene scenes of the quaint hills.
Known as “Scotland of the East,” Shillong is the capital and Hill station of Meghalaya. State of the art hydraulic payout winch system mounted on a boat towing Paragliders up to 700 meters. Here the organization guide pilots under radio supervision through a progressive set of maneuvers.