Top 10 Paragliding Locations in India that are Perfect for Adventures!
Introduced in 1991, paragliding is a relatively new sport in India. The feeling of flying like a bird and soaring high up in the sky is something that humans have always wanted. Seeing the world from an aerial view gives you a totally different perspective of where we live.
Up in the Air
Gliding in the air, breathing the cool breeze and taking in the scenery around for the duration of a couple of minutes is a thrilling experience that is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. Paragliding kick-started in Kullu valley, but now you can experience this at many locations across the country. Some of the best places are listed below:
1. Bir Billing
A view of the heavenly Kangra valley is what you get when you go for paragliding in Bir Billing. This 30 minute long experience is truly thrilling and the chilled atmosphere is bound to give you a different feel altogether.
This northeastern state of India is famous for its snow-peaked mountains and surreal atmosphere. Gliding at this destination gives you the chills and thrills enjoyed by adventure seekers from all across the world.
Rising up in the sky, Kunjapuri is a perfect spot for paragliding with serene sunrise and sunset views of Gangotri and Banderpunch. The lush hills here are sure to mesmerize you while you descend to the ground.
Located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Pavana Lake is one of the best places in the state to witness sunrises and sunsets. With some amazing ancient forts and hills to see while making your descent, this is one of the best places for paragliding in western India. It also is one of the best places to visit near Mumbai.
5. Bedni Bugyal
Located 3300 meters above sea level, this is one place where you can expect surreal views of the Himalayas and clouds engulfing them while descending. The Bedni Lake here is also famous for the Brahma Kamal, which is known for its peculiar shape.
Located in the coastal Indian state of Goa, Arambol is a quaint beach which has beautiful views of the Arabian Sea. The aerial view of the beach shacks and lush landscape of Goa is definitely a treat and must be experienced.
A visit to the God’s Own Country is incomplete without the thrill of paragliding on its lush hills. Vagamon is the perfect destination for adrenaline junkies and you can take the ride of your lifetime with a qualified pilot here.
The blue skies of Dharamshala are the perfect place to soar and experience paragliding like never before. Amid the flying, you can see the beautiful mountain ranges, and this simple ride is bound to give you a different perspective of the place.
This is the most unique paragliding experience that you can have in the country. It is probably the only place where you can see the vast desert landscape while flying in the blue skies here. Soaring up in the sky and seeing the dunes change their shapes is a fun experience.
The beautiful views of the hills and lakes beckon you to Indrunag. This destination is visited by thousands every year for the rush of paragliding. Seeing the snow-peaked Dhauladhar ranges with greenery is bound to give you an experience like never before.
If you’ve ever done paragliding before, then we are sure that you’re addicted to this adventure sport by now. If you haven’t indulged in this sport yet, it’s about time that you do so. Do let us know your experiences in the comments below.
Image Credits: Paragliding Sikkim, Brahman, Indian Travel Blog, Tourism of India, Paragliding Kerala, Adventure Nation, TripAdvisor, Sterling Holidays Blog
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