“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
Are you bored from daily routine and want to go for a holiday? Yes? Then it is high time to try out a refreshing adventure activity like paragliding that enables you to enjoy the excitement of flying like a bird! Here is a list of top 5 for paragliding destinations in India, where you’ll surely have an unforgettable experience.
1. Billing, Himachal Pradesh
Located in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Billing is one of the best paragliding destinations in India. Billing is the place from where paragliders take off while Bir is a village where landing takes place. Moreover, Bir is also known for its regular thermal and ridge lifts techniques. The best time to enjoy paragliding in Billing is from March to June. Other than paragliding, you can also go for various activities such as mountain biking, trekking and camping.
Read Himachal Pradesh Travel Guide to know more.
2. Bedni Bugyal, Uttarakhand
Bedni Bugyal is a Himalayan Alpine meadow, situated at an elevation of 3,354 metres in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This place offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains and is therefore perfect for the high flyers. You can also visit nearby Bedni Kund or lake which is famous for its rare Brahma Kamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand.
Visit Uttarakhand Travel Guide for more information.
3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
In Manali, the thrilling experience of paragliding is enhanced by the view of the Himalayan ranges. The slopes of Solang Valley is the place where paragliding is organised by expert paragliding pilots who have more than a decade experience. There are three options available that include Short Flying, Medium Flying and Long Distance Flying.
Check out our Manali Travel Guide for more info.
4. Pavana, Maharashtra
One of the popular paragliding places in India, Pavana is located on the Kamshet highway near the Pavana dam. Its popularity is due to the fact that when you start up, you take off from the pristine Pavana lake. Imagine flying all over the lake amidst natural greenery! Moreover, there are various places of tourist interest such as forts of Logagarh, Tungi and Tikona which you can visit.
Check out our Kamshet Travel Guide
5. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu
Yelagiri is a hill station, located in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. For paragliding enthusiasts, there is a Yelagiri paragliding club which provides professional equipment and instructors. The club also hosts an international paragliding festival in September. Presently, three take-off and landing points at heights of 450, 560 and 600 metres above ground level have been identified in Yelagiri.
Browse through Yelagiri Travel Guide to know more.