9 Best Paragliding Destinations in India: To Fly Like a Bird in the Sky
By Deependra Dobriyal
If you ever dream of flying in the sky, then paragliding is for you. Paragliding is an emerging adventure sport in India. What could be better than gliding in the sky just like a free bird. Paragliding in India has recently gained popularity among youngsters and adventure seekers. You get to catch the stunning bird's-eye view of valleys, towns, and cities. The experience of flying is something that can't be explained in words and you must try this adventure activity to witness that thrill.
Here are the 9 most amazing paragliding destinations in India:
1. Bir Billing, India's Highest Paragliding Point
Bir-Billing is the most popular paragliding site in India. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Bir Billing offers the best paragliding experience. Bir Billing is also known as "Paragliding Capital of India." Experience flying at a height of 8000 meters above ground.
You can experience short fly as well as long fly in Bir Billing. The average cost of paragliding here is Rs 2000-2500 per person.
2. Vagamon - Gliding in the Sky of Vagamon
Situated in the state of Kerala, Vagamon is a beautiful hill station popular for paragliding. This gorgeous place is an emerging destination for paragliding in India. Witness the panoramic views of Vagamon Valley during the paragliding adventure.
Worry not as you'll always be accompanied by professional pilots. A 20- to 30-minutes flight will cost you approximately Rs 3500 in Vagamon.
3. Kamshet - Catch Glorious Views of Kamshet Valley
Yet another most interesting place for paragliding in India is Kamshet in Maharashtra. People near Mumbai and Pune can enjoy paragliding here. Lofty hills, stunning views, and surreal landscapes make it the ideal destination for paragliding. You'll get to enjoy panoramic views of western ghats during your paragliding in Kamshet.
Cost is Rs 2500 per person for a 10-minute paragliding session.
4. Dehradun - Bird's-eye View of "Queen of Hills"
Located in foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is the most popular paragliding site in Uttarakhand. Experience one of the most exotic adventures in the city. Catch the bird's-eye view of "Queen of Hills," Mussoorie while paragliding in Dehradun. You'll witness gorgeous Dehradun Valley and other Shivalik Himalayan ranges during your paragliding ride. Thousands of adventure seekers every year come and enjoy paragliding in Dehradun.
A short fly (12-15 minutes) costs Rs 3500 per person; long fly (25-30 minutes) at Rs 4500 per person
5. Panchgani - Spectacular Views
A small hill station near Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani is another sought-after place for paragliding in India. The breathtaking beauty of Panchgani attracts many tourists throughout the year. Among all adventure activities in Panchgani, paragliding is a major attraction.
The best times for paragliding in Panchgani are from November to February.
One ride of 20-30 minutes will cost you Rs 2000 per person.
6. Shillong - Flying in Northeast
The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is a gorgeous hill station. Popularly known as the "Scotland of East," Shillong is the best place for paragliding in the northeast. In your enthralling ride, you get aerial glimpses of snow-capped mountains, tall trees, and beautiful scenery.
The best months for paragliding here are from September to April. Cost: Rs 2000 onwards.
7. Manali - Glide Over the Kullu Valley
With a wide range of adventure activities in Manali, it is no longer only a honeymoon destination. Undoubtedly, Manali is one of the most amazing places for paragliding in India. Packed with surreal landscapes, snow-laden mountains, and scenic beauty, Manali offers the best paragliding experience.
Dhobi, Solang Valley, and Marhi are three of the most popular spots for paragliding in Manali.
Short fly starts from Rs 600 and long fly ranges from Rs 1600 to 5000.
8. Nainital - Gliding Over the "City of Lakes"
Nainital is another famous paragliding spot n Uttarakhand. The city of lakes offers stunning views. If you're looking for a fun-filled adventure in Uttarakhand this is the right place for you. Make your flying dream true with paragliding in Nainital.
The activity operates in Bhimtal just 24 km away from Nainital. Cost: Rs 2000 onwards.
9. Paragliding in Nandi Hills
Escape from your corporate culture to bring adventure in your life. Nandi Hills in Bangalore is an emerging paragliding destination in south India. Experience fly at a height more than 4500 ft in Nandi Hills. This quaint hill has some stunning views that you'll witness in your paragliding ride.
Paragliding in Nandi hills operates throughout the year except in the monsoon season. Cost ranges from Rs 2000-3000 per person.
First published on ArticlesFactory.com 28 Oct 2020. Deependra Dobriyal is a travel blogger at India Thrills. He loves exploring new places and their adventures.
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