Often, we look at the sky and watch the birds fly high and wish to soar just like them someday. If you are looking for such a feeling or, you are someone who wants an adventurous life. Then Paragliding is the perfect activity that can give you once in a lifetime experience. It is one of the most thrilling activities which can give you peace too. When you are paragliding and you are in the middle of the never-ending sky that feeling can never be compared to anything. Also, to have this enriching experience India has multiple options.
So here is a list of 8 best Paragliding spots in India to give you that bird-like feeling:
1) Bir Billing
Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, this spot is best for paragliding in India and second best in the world. It even hosted the first ever world cup for paragliding. Being situated at 2600m altitude, it also offers an enchanting view of the valleys around. The time period for the activity varies from 15 mins to 30 mins.
Best time to visit: March to June
Paragliding is attracting in itself. However, here the breath-taking view of Himalayan Range and snow-capped mountains with the refreshing air all around is everything.
Best time to visit: March to June
One of the famous hill stations in India, it offers a lot of activities for the tourists every year, which includes paragliding. There are two places in Manali, one is the Solang Valley which is about 11 kilometres from Manali but it is a little narrow. The other one Dobhi, which is 20 kilometres from Manali and is an open valley where you can enjoy more.
Best time to visit: April to June
4) Pavana Kamshet
Situated in the region of Maharashtra, this spot can offer an amazing flight over the Indrayani and Pawana River. Moreover, you can also experience the delightful sunset with an overwhelming breeze.
Best time to visit: November to March
Shillong, also called the ‘Scotland of the East’, is located at the altitude of 1400 m. It is one of the famous tourist spots in North-East because of its lush green environment and astounding view.
Best time to visit: September to March
It is one of the famous beach areas of Goa, which is also known for paragliding activity. The rocky headland and the cliffside suit the thrilling adventure which can be experienced by accompanying any professional gliders.
Best time to visit: October to March
7) Nandi Hills
This tourist spot is located 70 kilometres away from Bangalore. The paragliding route starts with the launching site located at the Nandi Hills and covers the Hebbal Lake, along with its stunning view. The place is located at a height of 1400 m above sea level.
Best time to visit: October to June
Yelagiri is a small hill station, which is at a distance of 3 hours drive from the city of Chennai. There is also an international paragliding festival that takes place in September here. The hill station also has a paragliding club which provides this activity throughout the year.
Best time to visit: September to April
This is a list of few paragliding spots in India that can give you an unforgettable and thrilling experience. But, one of the most important tips while doing such adventure activity is to follow the guidelines given by professionals. Don’t try any stunt and have a time of your life doing such adventure activities.
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