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    A flyer while paragliding in Bangalore

    If there is one thing that has been the core of human fancy since ages, it surely is flying. After tasting the heights in the aircrafts developed by Wright brothers, many wished to take it to the next level and feel something closer to a bird’s flight! That’s when some crazy dreamer invented paragliding – a thrilling adventure sport that allows you to soar high, with the vast expanse of nature underneath.

    For years, paragliding in India had not been a popular choice but the recent years have seen a tremendous increase in the number of paragliding sites in India. So, if you are looking to conquer the skies, here is a list of paragliding places in India to challenge the adventure junkie in you.

    1. Bir Billing

    Paragliding in Himachal amidst the greenery of hills

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    Bir Billing is a small village in Himachal Pradesh, famed for hosting the first ever world cup for paragliding. Himachal, actually, is ‘the’ home to paragliding in India. With a total of 11 best paragliding spots, this hilly state offers multiple options. Other places famous for paragliding in Himachal are Devidhar, Parvati Valley, Rohtang, and Bakhli.

    Fly with: Skywalk Flying Club, Fly Ocatne
    Cost: INR 2,500 onwards


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    2. Manali

    Solang Valley’s landing spot for paragliding in Manali

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    The other famous destination for paragliding in Himachal is Manali. Except for the monsoons season, you can try paragliding here anytime. Solang Valley and Marhi are two of the most popular spots for paragliding in Manali. Among the reasons which make Manali one of the most preferred paragliding places in India is the availability of the sport through the year except monsoon.
    Fly with: Himalayan Raiders , Ski HImalayas, Tigereye Adventures
    Cost:  Short flights at INR 600; Long flights start from INR 1,600

    3. Mussoorie

    As viewed by a flyer while paragliding in Chennai

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    Another well thronged destination in India, Mussoorie also hosts paragliding like every other hill station. From the take off point near Mussoorie Lake, one can fly till Dehradun on a long flight up to the height of 2300 metres above sea level.
    Fly with: Paragliding Mussorie
    Cost: From INR 2,000;  normally long flights and expeditions take off from Mussoorie.

    4. Kamshet

    For those looking for paragliding in Pune, Kamshet is the place to be

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    For those looking for paragliding in Pune and Mumbai, Kamshet is a paraglider’s paradise. A leap from the Tower hills and the bird’s eye view of box shaped houses in the villages of Kamshet is a delight for lifetime.

    Fly with:Adventure Nation, Fly Nirvana
    Cost: From INR 2,500 INR

    5. Bangalore

    A flyer while paragliding in Bangalore

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    Besides streets full of gaming cafes,  Silicon Valley has lately gained up on this adventure sport. Hoskote Lake, 20 km away from the main city, houses some operators who offer training for paragliding in Bangalore. At 65 km from the town, Nandi hills is another hub of paragliding which is at a height of 1478 m above sea level. The adventurers can also go for para-jumping and hang-gliding.
    Fly with: Fly Nandi
    Cost: From INR 1,500


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    6. Nainital

    So here is a complete package. The city famed for its lakes – Nainital – offers paragliding for the heights of up to 2000 meters. Naukuchiatal and Bhimtal are two locations where one can go for paragliding in Nainital.With the beautiful lakes underneath the flier, This hill station comes across as one of the best destinations for paragliding in India.
    Fly with: Sky Bird Adventures, Camp Lagoon
    Cost: INR 1,600 onwards

    7. Yelagiri

    As viewed by a flyer while paragliding in Chennai

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    If you are looking for paragliding in Chennai, Yelagiri is the place to head to. At a driving distance of 3 hours from the city, Yelagiri offers paragliding from a height of 2200 meters and has a vast clearing of natural expanse. Marina Beach also offers parasailing every day in the evening.
    Fly with: Temple Pilots
    Cost:  From INR 1,200

    8. Ranikhet

    Scale the Himalayas while you go paragliding in Ranikhet

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    Rafting and Rishikesh have become synonymous in recent years. Young adventure seekers throng to this holy hill station for its famous white water rafting. However, for those who are looking for paragliding in Rishikesh, Ranikhet at a distance of 120 kms is a perfect option. Various operators offer a range of parasailing and paragliding activities, here.
    Fly with: The Top Camp, Thrillomania
    Cost: From  INR 3,200

    9. Panchgani

    Fly above the sun while you paraglide in Mahabaleshwar

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    Panchgani, a town near the famous pilgrimage of Mahabaleshwar,is commonly frequented by honeymooners. Paragliding from the Horizon point gives you a bird’s eye view of the temple town as well as the serene scenes of the quaint hills.
    Fly with: Joy Riding, Panchagani
    Cost: INR 2,000 onwards

    There you go! You just scrolled past the most happening paragliding places in India. Unleash the bird in you and go for one of the most daring adventure sports in world.


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