Often referred to as the paragliding capital of India, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most amazing destinations for enjoying this incredible sport. Paragliding involves free flying, attached to a kind of launch carrier with a pilot sitting behind, who is fixed to a harness. Since its inception, Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh has acquired tremendous popularity as an adventure pastime.
Set amidst towering mountains, in the ambience of cool breeze, lush greenery and incredible freshness, Paragliding is especially a terrific experience in Himachal Pradesh. There are several places in the state where it can be enjoyed-Bir Billing in Kangra Valley, Solang Nala in Manali, Rohtang Pass, Bijli Mahadev in Kullu, Bandla Ridge in Bilaspur ,Kothi, located below Rohtang Pass and Indrunag in Dharamshala.
Most of these rides last from 10-40 minutes and are considered absolutely safe. The pilots are skilled and infrastructure is robust to ensure comprehensive security and adventure.
One of the most thrilling aspects of Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh is the Paragliding World Cup that brings in top ranked pilots and other distinguished free flyers from around the world to showcase their skills. The sky presents a breathtaking scenery at this time with hundreds of flyers gliding down the through clear skies. The best time to enjoy paragliding in Himachal Pradesh is March to early June and from September to November. Below mentioned are some of the best paragliding sites, which are located in Himachal Pradesh.
Paragliding Destinations in Himachal Pradesh
|Paragliding Destinations||Height||Best Season|
|Bir Billing, Kangra||2400 m||March to May & September to November|
|Solang Nala, Manali||2560 m||April to May & September to October|
|Bijli Madhav||2470 m||February to June|
|Bandla Ridge, Bilaspur||2600 m||May to June & September to October|
|Rohtang Pass, Manali||3978 m||May to October|
|Indrunag, Dharamshala||2168 m||October to December|