What needs to be considered before picking the best spot for paragliding in India? The answer is simple, wind (air currents), the altitude, landing zone and of course the scenery around. Considering all these, here are some of the most amazing paragliding spots, with the ability to give a truly awe-inspiring experience.
Bir Billing, Himachal:
This historic gliding spot is situated in kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. The place is also known as “Paragliding capital of our nation.” The journey starts from Billing, where you take-off at a height of 8000ft from sea level and landing is done in Bir at a height of 4300ft. (approx. 14km from Bir). The important reason behind its popularity is suitable air currents and the breathtaking views of the Himalayan range.
Best time to visit- November to January as all the mountains around are covered with snow
For those who are looking for paragliding near Mumbai or Pune, Kamshet is the desired location. It is located at about 110km from Mumbai and 45km from Pune. The major benefit here is you get to customize your route for paragliding within a limited boundary. The altitude here is 2,200ft above sea level. You lea
p from the tower hill and capture a mesmerizing view of the Sahyadri ranges and the Western Ghats. The winds out here throughout the year are strong enough for beginners to learn Paragliding and for solo paragliders to learn acrobatics.
Best time to visit- Best time to visit Kamshet is between October to May, so basically when it isn’t raining.
Dobhi between Kullu and Manali:
Dobhi is situated on NH21 between Kullu and Manali. The highest point achieved during the flight is 8000ft and landing point is around 2000ft. The valley offers breathtaking views of snow covered mountains with river Beas flowing beside.
Best time to visit- Best time to visit Dobhi valley is from May till the end of October.
The city is famous for its lakes. It offers paragliding for the height of upto 2000 meters. There are hills, plains, lakes and valleys making Bhimtal a unique place for paragliding. There are winds from the South usually blowing throughout the year making it ideal or paragliding.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Bhimtal is from March to June, and September to December when the mild breeze blows
It is located at a distance of 19km from Patnitop in the state of Jammu. Paragliding can be done here at an altitude of 2000m. Sanasar is the take-off point and Kud is the landing spot. The surrounding gives a picture of Kashmir’s valley and is surrounded by conifers, which gives a beautiful view from atop.
Best time to visit- The best time to visit Sanasar is from May-June and September-October because of the temperature and wind currents.