Most Popular Paragliding Destinations in India

Most Popular Paragliding Destination In India

If you are fond of adventures and like to fly, then paragliding would be the perfect sport for you. As you know, paragliding allows you to fly like a bird and soar high in the sky; this adventurous sport enables you to enjoy the flying experience. 

It is hard to trace, when it was originated but approximately in the 1940’s paragliding was a risk. But nowadays paragliding is more organized and safe for those who are willing to enjoy this adventure sport. 

In order to conquer the fear of flying, you just need to have the positive spirit to experience flying. At the same time, all the safety measures are provided ensuring complete safety for the person flying.

Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh

himachal pradesh para gliding in Bir billingLocated near Kangra Valley promises a wonderful landscape with the right features to enjoy the Paragliding experience. 

The flying lasts for about 30 minutes but in these 30 minutes, you will be able get a beautiful view from the sky flying on your own. 

Usually the best time to visit for paragliding would be, March- June. 

Cost: Rs 3000 to Rs 4100 per person

Where To Stay:

La Maison, Bir (A Boutique Bed and Breakfast)
La Maison, Link road to Bir Billing, near Learn Well School, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 176077•095606 34164

Gliders Holiday Inn
Khasra no.220(Part CHOUGAN (BIR-BILLING, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh 176077•098057 50503

Siddhartha Greens Resort Bir Billing (Amidst Tea Garden)
Ilaka Homes Rd, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 175032•098737 52136

Himalayan Monk
Village Chaugan, near Landing site, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 176077•090150 62060

Zostel Plus Bir
Bir 2.0 216, Bir Khas Tehsil Baijnath, VPO, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 176077•022 4896 6122

Sunset Point Home Stay And Food Corner
Vill kotli, P. O. Bir Distt, teh, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh 176077•070182 34516

The Biling Health Resort
Lahad road Chaugan - Sansal Road Chaugan, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 176077•078288 30000

Garhwal in Uttarakhand for Paragliding

This place is suitable for the beginners and for those who would be trying it for the first time. Because the ranges available here is quiet safe and ideal for the learners. As one would fly, he or she would be ecstatic to see the lush greenery and the blue sky above.  The cost of paragliding in Uttarakhand can be anything between Rs. 1,300- Rs. 5,000.

Where To Stay:

Hotel Kavita Palace
Vill.- Palkot, Post- lansdowne, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155

Jusgar Resort and Hotel, Umrella near Lansdowne
Aita Charekh Road, Kotdwar - Lansdowne Rd, Uttarakhand 246127•099277 55888

BluSalz Escapade Resort Lansdowne
Gumkhal, Jherikhal Marg, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246193

Pavana in Maharashtra for Paragliding

Pavan in maharashtra for a paragliding holiday

An ideal place for adventure lovers because, the paragliding experience here is considered to be one of the best experience one can ever have.  For weekdays it is around Rs 2500 per person and for weekends it is Rs 3000 per person. There is a separate transport cost for reaching the site which is about Rs 1000 per way.

Where To Stay:

Lohagad Homes
Pansoli, Post, Pawna Nagar, Lonavla, Maharashtra 412108•098225 07105

The Arowana Ivy
Ivy Villa, Lake View Society, Dudhivare, Pawna Dam Road, Lonavla, Maharashtra 410406•098203 82083

Survey Number 55/2, Chavsar Village, Pavana Lake, Maval, Maharashtra 410406•096199 99499

Lohagad Homes
Pansoli, Post, Pawna Nagar, Lonavla, Maharashtra 412108•098225 07105

Nandi Hills near Bangalore in Karnataka

Paragliding in nandi hills banagalore

Nandi Hills has emerged as one of the most popular locations for Paragliding in India. Located about 68 kms from Bangalore in Karnataaka it offers a safe and yet adventure filled zone for Para gliders. 

The view from here is not only breathtaking but being closed to one of the major cities in India gives you the connectivity advantage too. And when you are on paragliding here, you can easily reach Bangalore’s Hebbal lake that offers the perfect landing strip. 

Those who cannot afford the equipment or do not have the time to get the gliding training, they can enjoy the aero sport in a Tandem Glider with an experienced pilot. Paragliding cost in Nandi Hills begins from Rs 15000 for individuals. Tandem paragliding in Bangalore, Nandi hills costs Rs 3000.

Where To Stay:

Grand Mercure Bengaluru at Gopalan Mall- 5-star hotel
Rahat Bag, Old Madras Rd, Nagavarapalya, Bennigana Halli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560093•080 6843 0000

Square Rooms -An Athulya Hotel
231, 9th Main Rd, HRBR Layout 1st Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043

Nisarga inn - Grand Hotel
No.20, 3rd Main Road, Railways Station Rd, Dargah Mohalla, Kadubeesanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560036•087920 00812

2nd Floor, ADYAR ANANDHA BHAVAN, 3rd A Cross Road, CMR Main Rd, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043•091484 92022

Sikkim Holiday in Sikkim

paragliding holiday in sikkim

Sikkim is one of the smaller states of North east India but it has plenty to offer you in terms of tourist attractions, especially Paragliding. 

It has emerged as a popular destination for this adventure sport by lovers from all across the world. There are equipment available here for sale too and you can head to the Department of Tourism, Government of Sikkim for this. 

You can get an amazing areal view of the Thamidara Village and Reshithang Sports Village in East Sikkim district from where the expeditions take off. In the western part of the state, the Chakung region is very popular as a paragliding destination.

The cost of paragliding in Sikkim would be around INR 2500 Per Person for medium flight and around INR 4500 per person for high fly ride. 

Where to stay 

The Crown Inn
Manbir Colony, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101•095470 50444

Eco Log Hut Resort
Aritar Rd, Reshi, Sikkim 737133

Bedni Bugyal in Himachal Pradesh

paragliding holidays in Himachal pradesh, Bedni
This is one of the other paragliding resorts in the country that has emerged immensely popular. Bedni Bugyal is like an Alpine meadow that is situated at an elevation of 3,354 metres. 

Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, it has some of the best visual sites for paragliding. It is ideal for those love to take their glides high in the sky. 

The area is more suited for the experienced flyers. For paragliders, there is plenty to visit here or land at the Bedni Kund or lake that has the Brahma Kamal, which is also the official state flower of Uttarakhand. 

Those who are not really well versed with the experience can take help from the experts or the guides here. But if you have had your share of paragliding experiences, then this is not a place to miss out. Paragliding in Himachal costs between INR 1500 to INR 4000, Bir Singh cost is around INR 1800 per person.

Where to stay 

Bugyal Stays - Jungle Resort in Uttarakhand
Address: Bugyal Stays, Off, Pauri-Srinagar Rd, Shri Kot, Uttarakhand 246001
Phone: 099175 55923

Dayara Bugyal Sarai Homestay
Address: Bhatwari, Barsu Rd, Barsu, Uttarakhand 249135
Phone: 074171 22017

Rudra tourist lodge
Address: Kund, by pass, Lwara, Uttarakhand 246439

Raithal Retreat
Address: Raithal, Uttarakhand 249135

Hotel Bugyal
Address: Bus station, Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554

Other Popular places for Paragliding in India with their cost

Bir-Billing-INR 3500- INR 5500
Manali-  Starting from INR 1800 and above
Nainital- INR 1500- INR 5000 
Paragliding in Pithoragarh- INR 6000- INR 10000
Panchgani-  INR 1500 onwards
Ranikhet- INR 3000 onwards
Kamshet-  INR 2500 
Gangtok- INR 1800 onwards
Sanasar- INR 1600 onwards 
Nandi Hills- Starting from 1500 INR 
Vagamon, Kerala- INR 3500
Arambol- Starting from INR 2000
Yelagiri- Starting from INR 2000 
Mussoorie- Starting from INR 1600 to INR 10000
Kunjapuri- INR 3500 onwards
Pawna- INR 4000 to 5500 
Bedini Bugyal- INR 2000 - 3000
Satpura- INR 3000 - 5000

Things to Remember

  1. One should ensure the fact that when the weather is perfect, bad weather can can turn out to be nasty midair. 
  2. One should ensure the fact that he or she has all the required gears and protection which is necessary for this sport. There should be no scope for the negligence of any sort while one sets to hit the sky. 
  3. One of the most important factors which one should keep in mind while participating in this sport is that one should be mentally prepared to fly high. This is not as easy s it may sound like as because it’s not always that one finds himself or herself hanging few hundred feet above ground level. 
  4. One should not try to do anything stupid or chivalrous while one is in air. Trying to be too adventurous in midair may result in fatal consequences.
  5. A person below the age of 18 years is not allowed to fly. However, several companies do allow this activity only after approval by the parents. Professional guidance is recommended to them.
  6. Finnally, if one wants to fly deliberately then he or she shall get the relevant training. Enough practice can make the flights successful. Listening to the instructor’s advice can help in a great way.

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