What is Paragliding

Have you imagined of flying like birds and want to fly like them, if yes, paragliding is for you. We are talking about paragliding non-motorized, foot-launching with an inflatable wing. Paragliding is an adventure sport of free-flying with wing shape and harness. You should experience paragliding once in life and the Best Places for Paragliding in India you should experience paragliding once in life and the Best Places for Paragliding in India are the Himachal Pradesh, Aravali Hills, Ranikhet, Shillong, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Satpura range in Gujarat and many places where you can experience paragliding.
Paragliding

Let's Talk About Paragliding is Safe?

Paragliding is considered to be safer than driving a car. If the figures are of the mind then Every year, 1 in every 10,000 Americans is killed in car accidents - in 2011 about 32,000 deaths occurred, for example. In Germany, where paragliding is much more popular than states, about 3 people die every year, out of 33,000 pilots. So paragliding is a safe sport if you use the right equipment and learn paragliding from a good instructor.
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Why chose India For paragliding?

 If you are planning a paragliding trip then India is a perfect country for you, Because in adventure game the most popular game is Paragliding in India. India has a very good place to fly, World's Second and Asia's No.1 Flying Site BIR Billing located in India and the Best Tourist Places in India you can visit and enjoy your holiday. India's culture is worldwide. You can also enjoy walking along with India May flying and culture too.
Because India is a vast country which is slightly more than just a third of the size of the United States. Most parts of India are rural here to see and discover many more. You can travel a lot in India cheaply. India can be very inspirational and fresh for you. Many people come to learn meditation and spend time in India. People mostly like culture, brilliant architecture, history, food, adventure in India.

Paragliding Places in India

There are many Paragliding Places in India. Below is detailed information about some good places of paragliding, you can go to these places and Enjoy paragliding.

1  Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh - Valley of Paragliding Human Birds

If we talk about Paragliding in India then Bir Billing is in the first place. Bir Billing Located in the Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing village is very popular to do Paragliding in Himachal. Billing not in  India, but it is considered as Asia's first and the second highest Paragliding site in the world. Launch site billing which is at a height of 2400 meters, is 15 kilometers away from Bir village.
 Billing is the first choice to take off the many pilots. Bir is located 1350 meter from sea level and Billing is located at 2430 meter from sea level. The first World Cup of paragliding was done in India on this occasion.

Take off: 32°3'35" (32.0598)N; 76°44'40" (76.7445)E - height : 2428 m. 

Landing : 32°2'32" (32.0423)N; 76°42'30" (76.7084)E - height: 1410 m.
Billing-Himachal Pradesh
Billing ,Himachal Pradesh


Paragliding Cost

The costs are negotiable, so it depends on many factors like
Paragliding Costs with GoPro Video Footage INR 2500, If you do not want GoPro video then your paragliding cost in Bir Billing only INR 2000, It flies 20 to 30 minutes.
If you want to take a long flight, then you can rank up to INR 5000, the pilot will take you closer to the Dauladhar mountain range.

Different ways to Reach Bir from Delhi

Best road routes to Drive from Delhi to Bir and routes from nearby destinations.

Route 1:- Delhi – Ambala – kiratpur – Bilaspur – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir road – Bir : – 530 km.
Route 2 (Prefereable route) :- Delhi – Ambala – kiratpur – Anandpur Sahib – Nagal – Una –  Kangra – Palampur – Baijnath – Bir road – Bir : – 550 km. 
Route 3:- Dharamshala – Palampur – Baijnath – Bir road – Bir : – 70 km. 
Route 4:- Manali – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir road – Bir : – 170 km.

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2. Manali - Himachal Pradesh 

Manali is a very Popular Place for Paragliding in India. Apart from the monsoon season, you can come to paragliding anytime. Solang Valley and Marhi are the two most prominent places for paragliding in Manali.
The Solang Valley in Manali is famous for its summer and winter sports, including parachuting, skating, zorbing, and Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh. The best about Solang Valley is the Paragliding Flight Beauty and Experience.
Solang Valley in Manali
Solang Valley ,Manali

 Paragliding Cost

Paragliding Charges in Manali Dependents Whether You're Getting short flight or long flight.solang valley paragliding price. Solang valley paragliding price for short flight INR 600 and for long flight  INR 1600 these Paragliding costs can be negotiated

 Travel Manali

 By Air

The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 50 km away from Manali. Flights can be taken from here to Delhi and Chandigarh. However, owing to weather conditions, For Manali and to go out flights are not the most reliable option.

By Bus

Manali is well connected to many places like Kullu, Shimla, Leh, Chandigarh and Delhi, Bus journey from Delhi to Manali is 550 km, which can be done in 11 to 12 hours, and it is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo bus.

3. Kamshet - Maharashtra

Kamshet is a good place to Paragliding in India because India is a natural mountainous country, as well as two huge mountain ranges - the Western Ghats and the Himalaya-Land,  are perfect for paragliding. Kameshhet is the closest place for the people living in the west of India. Kamshet is about 102 km from Mumbai, 48 km from Pune and 18 km from Lonavala.Kamshet paragliding is very popular on the western side of India.
Paragliding in  Kamshet
 Kamshet Paragliding

The season for Paragliding in Kamshet

India has a monsoon season from June to September, the exact time for paragliding in Lonavala and Kamshet is from October to May.

 Paragliding Cost

Jamshed paragliding cost only INR 2500 per person included GoPro video.

 4. Bandala valley Bilaspur - Himachal Pradesh

 BANDALA VALLEY, BANDALA  hill most popular for Paragliding in India, can offer an amazing 8 hours of flight as well as an ideal landing ground with a lake beside it. Bandla hills are also a popular spot for paragliding. Anyone excited in having the exhilarating experience of flying for 20-30 minutes with a trained paragliding expert should come to Himachal. Besides the last few years, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has successfully established itself as an adventure tourism destination. Under the guidance of Mr. Bruce Mills from New Zealand and Alexi Gerasimov from Russia, Himachal Aero Adventure Institute Bilaspur came into existence. It all started in 1944 and since then it has attracted tourists from all across the world. The best thing about flying at the Bandla Dhar is its flying time, which can be as much as 8 hours in the air, which is not a possibility in Manali or Bir Billing. The landing ground at the Luhnu Ground at the banks of the great Gobind
BANDALA VALLEY
Bandala Hills Bilaspur

The Adventure Institute is situated in the main Bilaspur town. Reaching Bilaspur is possible through the road. It lies on the National Highway 21, 170 km before Manali on the Chandigarh Manali Highway.

Paragliding Cost

Average cost: Rs. 1500 to 2000/ - per flight
  

5. Panchgani  - Maharashtra 

One of the Top Site for Paragliding in India( Hindustan), Panchgani (पंचगणि) is a famous mountain station and a municipal council in Satara district in Maharashtra province. Panchgani is nestled at the middle of five hills in the Sahyādri mountain ranges, also there are five villages around the Panchgani are Dandeghar, Khingar, Godwali, Amral, and Taighat. The Krishnā River runs nearby which made the lake of Dhom Dam on the Krishna 9 km from Wai. On the east of the Panchgani, there are Wai, Bavdhan and Nagewadi dam, to the westward, there is Gureghar, to the south are Khingar and; Rajpuri,& to the north is Dhom Dam. Bhilar, Khinger, and Tapola are the three most popular paragliding destinations in Panchgani.

 takeoff

The place has East West and South facing takeoffs
 Panchgani East Harisson's Folly:- 17°56'36" (17.9435)N; 73°49'53" (73.8316)E 
Altitude: 1100 m. Motorable access. Nearly 1000 ft high. 
Panchgani Maharashtra
Panchgani Maharashtra 

Paragliding cost

In 2500, you can take Tandem flight

Best Season for Paragliding in Panchgani

November to February is the best time for paragliding activities in Panchgani.

How to rich

Plane

The nearest international airports in Mumbai  4 hrs drive. 
Web: http://www.csia.in/
Panchgani is placed at about 255 km from Mumbai.

Train

Get a train to the nearest big city Pune. It takes about 3 to 5 hours.
Web: http://www.indianrail.gov.in/know_Station_Code.html
From Pune take a bus. Panchgani is 120 km from Pune.

Bus

There is both private and public bus transport to Panchgani or Mahabaleshwar from Bombay and Pune.
Website: http://www.redbus.in

6. Uttarakhand India

Uttarakhand is a place that you can choose to experience Paragliding in India. Located amongst the Shiwaliks, you get the amazing views of Gangotri, Banderpunch and many other peaks as you flying in the sky.

Paragliding in RANIKHET 

Ranikhet is known for its natural beauty, you can see the beauty of the Kumaon area, which is a 1900 meter high flight.

Paragliding in NAINITAL

Paragliding is a rapidly growing activity in the Himalayan states of Uttarakhand. This is one of the cheapest places for Paragliding in India.
The average height obtained here is 1000 feet AGL (above ground level), though the operator will be quoting 6000 feet above sea level.

Paragliding Cost

Average cost: Rs.300 to 1500 / - per flight 

7. Yelagiri - Chennai 

If you are looking for Paragliding in Chennai, Yelagiri is the best place for you in India. From Yelagiri, we take off from the height of 2200 meters, Paragliding in Yelagiri has a different experience in India which cannot be explained in words. Yelagiri is a stunning hill station in southeast India, located in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, which is about 145 km away from Yercaud. The nearest city is Bangalore, which is approximately 178 KM away from Yelagiri, and its distance from Chennai is 230 KM.

For amateurs of paragliding, there is a Yogiriri Paragliding Club which offers professional equipment and trainers. The club hosts an international paragliding festival in September, there are three take-off
Yelagiri
Yelagiri 

Paragliding Cost

 Approx paragliding cost is INR 1,200 

8. Nandi Hills - Karnataka

Nandi Hills is known for Paragliding in Bangalore, Karnataka
These hills remain an important focal point of paragliding. Nandi Hills is 1478 meters high above sea level, while paragliding here, you can reach the Hebal lake of Bangalore by a beautiful landing bar. The distance from Bangalore to Nandi Hills is 65 km.

Best time to visit Nandi Hills

You can make plans to come at any time in the year. Because Nandi Hills is the perfect hill place, the average temperature of this is between 29 and 23 degrees. During winter, the temperature in Nandi Hills is between 21 and 11 degrees
Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills

Paragliding Cost

 Approx paragliding cost in Nandi hills INR 1500

9. Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan

If you are looking for Paragliding in Rajasthan, Aravalli Hills is the best place for you in India. Paragliding in Aravalli has a different experience in India. Aravali Hills is a panoramic and most adventurous playground for paragliding. There are many paragliding strips and runways in Rajasthan. With the permission of the civil aviation department, you can fly in cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Kota. Book your flight tickets for these destinations at the Paytm at the cheapest prices.
Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan
Aravali Hills

Paragliding Cost

Average paragliding cost: Rs.1000 to 2000 / - per flight

10. Arambol Beach in Goa

Arambol beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa Because you can have a bird's view of your natural surroundings, you can simply sail in the air without any support from external factors. Goa is one of India's favorite places for professional gliders all over the world. If you are not a trained glider, do not worry, you can still glide into a professional company!
Arambol beach
Source: wikipedia.org

Paragliding Cost

Average paragliding cost: Rs.1500 to 2000 / - per flight

11. Sikkim, India

Sikkim is a small village situated in northeast India, which is emerging as an adventure sports paragliding destination in India. And it has been visited by many paragliding pilots around the world. There are excellent launching ridings and sites and you will definitely get the best paragliding experience.
Sikkim paragliding
Sikkim paragliding

12. Bedni Bugyal in Uttarakhand

Bedni Bugyal is a Himalayan Alpine meadow, situated at an elevation of 3,354 meters in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This site offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains and is therefore excellent for the high flyers. You can also visit nearby Bedni Kund or lake which is popular for its rare Brahma Kamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand.
Bedni Bugyal in Uttarakhand

13. Vagamon Hill – Kerala

In the case of Paragliding in India Vangamon is a beautiful hill station of Kerala and you have an opportunity to take off and land into the welcoming arms mother nature. Paragliding at Vagamon is a 10-kilometer ride at approx 2990 feet Above ground level. Average flying duration is 15-20 minutes. There are only a few operators there with “Fly Vagamon” being the most popular.
Vagamon Hill
Vangamon 

Paragliding Cost

Average cost: Rs.3500/- per flight  (GoPro video optional)

14. Paragliding in Lahaul and Spiti

A large number of people from all over the world visit India to enjoy Paragliding in Lahaul and Spiti. Lahaul and Spiti, a famous twin valley is located in Himachal Pradesh on the Indo-Tibet border. The topography of the Himalayan Mountains offers exciting opportunities for Paragliding in Lahaul and Spiti.

HOW TO REACH LAHAUL AND SPITI

Airways: The nearest airport is Bhuntar in Kullu. One can take a taxi or bus from the airport to reach Lahaul and Spiti. Roadways: Tourists can either enter Spiti Valley through Sumdo or enter Lahaul Valley through Manali. Shimla to Kaza which falls under Spiti is another route for reaching Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Railway: Jogindernagar is the nearest railway station. Taxis and buses are easily available from the station for Lahaul and Spiti.

LAHAUL AND SPITI PARAGLIDING SEASON

Lahaul and Spiti Paragliding Season starts with the onset of summer. The best Lahaul and Spiti Paragliding Season are from May to October. Lahaul and Spiti Paragliding Season ceases with the onset of winter which extends from November to April.

LAHAUL AND SPITI PARAGLIDING COST

Lahaul and Spiti Paragliding Cost depend on the type of activities included in the Lahaul and Spiti Paragliding Packages. Lahaul and Spiti Paragliding Cost for tandem flight are between Rs.1500 to Rs.2000 for 10 mins to 30 mins. Lahaul and Spiti Paragliding Cost will be much higher if one decides to purchase the equipment required for Paragliding.

Conclusion

Well, there are many places in India to paragliding but these are some places to Paragliding in India where you can get better paragliding experience.

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