Guest Post: Paragliding over India

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In another guest post from our Indian travel blogger, Rohit Agarwal encourages readers to indulge their adventurous side by running off the edge of a cliff. 10 Most Thrilling Paragliding Experiences in India   What better way to arrive at a destination than through air, in style. The experience of paragliding makes you feel on […]

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In another guest post from our Indian travel blogger, Rohit Agarwal encourages readers to indulge their adventurous side by running off the edge of a cliff.

10 Most Thrilling Paragliding Experiences in India

 

What better way to arrive at a destination than through air, in style. The experience of paragliding makes you feel on top of the world while in air, and the feeling takes weeks to subdue even when you return back to Earth. India’s skies offer some spectacular opportunities for Paragliding. Head to any of these 10 paragliding paradises of India and indulge in this daring adventure sport.

 

  1. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Photo by Journojp, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

The host for the first ever World Cup for paragliding, Bir Billing is a dream paragliding location. Located in Kangra Valley, the launch site for the paragliding enthusiasts is at an elevation of about two thousand meter. The thirty-minute journey is going to provide you with unprecedented views of the beautiful valleys and the lush greenery. To plan your trip to Bir Billing, visit: http://www.transindiatravels.com/himachal-pradesh/bir/tourist-places-to-visit-in-bir/

 

  1. Sikkim

Photo by Anja Disseldorp, CC BY 2.0

 

An upcoming paragliding haven, Sikkim is a favorite destination for the thrilling adventure sport for people the world over. With adrenaline-pumping launching ridges, a ride in the Sikkim sky is a can’t-miss opportunity for any adventure junkie of the world. To experience Sikkim to its fullest, check: http://www.transindiatravels.com/sikkim/10-places-to-visit-in-sikkim

3.  Pawana, Maharashtra

Photo by NishantAChavan, CC BY-SA 3.0

 

The go-to spot for paragliding in West India, Pawana provides a beautiful and unique paragliding experience. Enjoy the aerial view of the shimmering Pawana Lake, surreal forts and the magnificent Earth, giving you unparalleled sights of the glorious Maharashtra.

 

  1. Nandi Hills, Karnataka

Photo by Harsha K R, CC BY-SA 2.0

 

A star attraction for paragliding fanatics, Nandi Hills is a favorite for both locals and tourists to try the sky sport. Located a few kilometers away from Bangalore, it invites all thrill-seekers to try its exquisite launch pads, 1400m above sea level. While in the sky, you can also enjoy the inspiring sights of Bangalore’s Hebbal Lake in all its beauty.

 

  1. Kunjapuri, Uttarakhand

Gangotri, Photo by Barry Silver, CC BY 2.0

 

Situated amidst the Shivalik ranges, Kunjapuri is a place that offers stellar views of the sunset and sunrise. Here in the lap of nature, the paragliding experience is truly surreal and extraordinary. Enjoy the bird-eye views of Gangotri and numerous other peaks from the majestic skies of Uttarakhand. To explore other attractions of Uttarakhand: http://www.transindiatravels.com/uttarakhand/tourist-places-to-visit-in-uttarakhand/

 

  1. Shillong, Meghalaya

Photo by Windrider24584, CC BY 3.0

 

Get towed up to a height of 700m via a hydraulic system for the ultimate paragliding experience in Shillong. With a world-class paragliding set-up, Shillong is the best place to fly like a bird in North-East India. Head on to this exquisite hill station and get a glimpse of its gorgeous landscape from the sky.

 

  1. Arambol, Goa

Photo by Carlos Adampol Galindo, CC BY-SA 2.0

 

A hub for adrenaline junkies, Goa offers a great many adventure sports to try, paragliding being one of the many. Paragliding would give you a different angle to view the famous beaches of Goa, from bubbling with throngs on people to a serene and peaceful feat of nature. Cruise through the air and experience being on top of the world at Arambol in Goa! Check http://www.transindiatravels.com/goa/tourist-places-to-visit-in-goa/ before preparing your itinerary to Goa.

 

  1. Satpuras Range, Gujarat

Photo by Shailesh Raval – shaileshintoday, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

The Aravalli ranges are a perfect place to experience the gushing wind while you cruise through the sky. Paragliding in the Satpuras range is a rejuvenating and enchanting experience, one you must not miss. The paragliding launch sites are located at Pavagadh Hills, rising 800m above sea level. The hill station is a volcanic cone itself. Therefore, paragliding above it is a truly electrifying and one of a kind experience.

 

  1. Bedni Bugyal, Uttarakhand

Photo by Abhijeet Rane, CC BY 2.0

 

At an elevation of 3000m in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, Bedni Bugyal is a beautiful Himalayan meadow. A flawless sight for the lovers of high flying, paragliding here offers stunning views of the mammoth Himalayan Mountains, whose height is grossly undermined by the aerial viewpoint.

 

  1. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

Photo by Coolsangamithiran, CC BY-SA 3.0

 

A picturesque hill station located in Vellore, Yela Giri offers some of the best aerial views for a memorable paragliding experience. At the daring height of 600m, the place also has a Yelagiri paragliding club giving professional training to those who wish to undertake paragliding as more than a onetime fun experience. The club also hosts an international paragliding festival annually. So, head on over to Yela Giri for a fulfilling experience of the sky. To know more about Yelagiri and its nearby attractions, visit: http://www.transindiatravels.com/tamil-nadu/yelagiri/tourist-places-to-visit-in-yelagiri/

 

India’s panoramic landscapes and pleasant climate is a flawless combination for any paragliding enthusiast. So, taste the wind, touch the skies and see the view from the top at these surreal paragliding spots:

http://www.transindiatravels.com/adventure-sports/paragliding-destinations-in-india/

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Allie Tur says October 11, 2017,12:41 am

Hello, So beautifully you wrote everything.
I Really liked it.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

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