There are thousands of opportunity for adventures activities in India. Paragliding is one of the most adventurous activity happens in many places all over India. A small bird flies in the sky, what it feels, If you want to feel the same, go for paragliding. Now paragliding is more professional and safe. There are many locations which are well suited for beginners. If you manage to follow the rules and regulations of paragliding, then there are absolutely no chances of failing.
Best Places For Paragliding
Here is a list of locations for paragliding. If you are a beginner choose your location wisely. If you are an expert all the locations are open for you.
1. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
Bir is a small town in Himachal also known as the Paragliding Capital of India. The destination is also more popular because of the beautiful hills covered by lush green forest. The take of location is Bir and landing location is Billing, which is located at a distance of about 14 km from Bir. In 2015 the world cup of paragliding was organized at Bir-Billing. The suitable air current and the ideal cloud base makes the destination perfect for paragliding.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is between October and mid-June when there is no rains and the weather is pleasant.
How to reach: From Delhi to Bir via buses (Volvo or Tata) or flights to the nearest airport at Dharamshala
Approximate Cost: INR 3500- INR 5500 (approx)
Popular Operators: Camp Oak View, Friends adventures, Blue Umbrella
2. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
Ranikhet is Ranikhet is a hill station situated in the state of Uttarakhand. Hills of Ranikhet is safe for paragliding that’s why it is considered as one of the best locations for beginners. The site of paragliding is around 12 km away from the main town, on the road to Goluchina area. The amazing destination is filled with lush green forest on the top hills. The paragliding camp is also called as Daan Kurhi.
Best Time to Visit: Best time to visit Ranikhet for paragliding is September to March
How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 101 km away, and the place is also easily accessible from Delhi
Approximate Cost: INR 3000 onwards
Popular Operators: Wild rift adventures
3. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Mussoorie is a popular destination for paragliding. You will fly from the take-off point which is near Mussoorie Lake till Dehradun during one flight. the flight will take you up a hight of 2300 meters above sea level. Take off point is 20km from Lakhamandal which is 60 km away from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road.
Best Time to Visit: September to June (Except monsoon)
How to Reach: By railways, the nearest railway station is Dehradun which is at a distance 33km.
Approximate Cost: flights starting from INR 1600 (approx) and goes up to INR 10000 for long flights
Popular Operators: Sky Riders Adventure, Paragliding Mussoorie
4. Kamshet, Maharashtra
Kamshet is located at a distance of 45 Km from the city of Pune in the state of Maharashtra. This destination is more popular for paragliding beginners. This destination is suitable for paragliding because of the favorable weather conditions, perfect wind conditions, and amazing views. This place is very well connected to the Pune- Mumbai expressway that’s why it is more suitable for weekend trips.
Best Time to Visit: best time to visit is From October to June
How to Reach: The location is near to both Pune and Mumbai so there is absolutely no problem at all in terms of connectivity.
Approximate Costs: INR 2500 (approx) for tandem flights and above.
Popular Operators: Indus Paragliding School, Paragliding Mantra
5. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu
Yelagiri is a beautiful hill station located very near to the capital city of Chennai. This is a very well known weekend destination for the people of Chennai. Paragliding is one of the main activity organized at Yelagiri. The hill station also has a club for paragliding lovers which provides different paragliding equipment and also provides various tandem flights.
Best Time to Visit: September to February is the most suitable time for paragliding.
How to Reach: The nearest railhead is at a distance of about 21 km from it at Jolarpettai. The station is well connected to all the major cities.
Approximate Costs: Tandem flights starting from INR 2000 (approx)
Popular Operators: Yelagiri Marigold Ridge
6. Panchgani, Maharashtra
Panchgani is a famous hill station located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Panchgani is more popular as a weekend destination. It is a fantastic location for paragliding. The beautiful hills with pleasant weather throughout the year make the destination more favorite for paragliding lovers. The plateau region of the hills which surrounds Panchgani is the second largest in Asia after the Tibetan plateau.
Best Time to Visit: In November to February the weather is most pleasant for paragliding.
How to Reach: Panchgani is well connected by rail, road, and airways. Pune is the nearest railway station which is about 96km away from Panchgani. from Pune you can hire a taxi to reach Panchgani. Pune also has an airport.
Approximate Cost: INR 1500 onwards (approx)
Popular Operators: Ravine Hotel, Eco Camps
7. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is a popular hill station situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The beautiful valleys of Manali make it an ideal destination for paragliding. Manali is located at an altitude of more than 5500 ft above the sea level. This is the best place for adventure along with amazing sightseeing. The paragliding takes place in the area of Solang Valley, Gulaba, Nagger Road and Fatru Mountain.
Best Time to Visit: Best time to visit Manali for paragliding is between October and May. paragliding is banned during monsoons.
How to reach: Air, road, train, all options are open to reaching Manali. The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, which is just 50 km away from Manali. There is good connectivity with buses as well.
Approximate Cost: Starting from INR 1800 and above
Popular Operators: Ski Himalayas, Himalayan Extreme Centre, TigerEye Adventures
8. Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nanital is a beautiful resort town located in the Himalayan range. Nainital is located at the height of 2000 meter above the sea level. The beautiful hilltops filled with lush green forest makes the destination suitable for paragliding. Naukuchiyatal is a place for paragliding just near the city. Along with the site seeing adventure activities are also popular in Nainital. Mango-shaped Naini lake is the biggest attraction of Nainital. Paragliding among the hills of Deopatha, Naina, and Ayarpatha give a feeling of heaven.
Best Time to Visit: Paragliding is allowed all over the year except rainy season.
How to reach: Nearest railway station is Kathgodam. From Kathgodam you can take a taxi or bus. Kathgodam is very well connected with all nearest cities through road and rail.
Approximate Costs: INR 1500- INR 5000 (approx)
Popular Operators: Pathikworld Tours, Skybird Adventures
9. Bangalore, Karnataka
Nandi Hills is a famous destination for Paragliding which is around 65 km from the Bangalore city. If you are going to visit Nandi Hills Paragliding is a must do the activity. The top of Nandi Hill is about 1400 m above the sea level. All around the Nandi Hill, there is enough plane surface for landing.
Best Time to Visit: You can visit Nandi Hills for Paragliding all over the year.
How to Reach: Bangalore is the nearest airport, located at a distance of about 68 km from Nandi Hills; from there you can take a bus to reach the hills.
Approximate Cost: Starting from 1500 INR (approx)
Popular Operators: Karnataka State Tourism Development Center
This is the list of best places where paragliding happens. if you are planning to go to paragliding, choose your location wisely.