Along with the exquisite snow-clad mountains, and natural surroundings, Kashmir is also a place filled with thrill and adventure. There are many adventure sports available to try from, but the popular and the most preferred adventure sport available for tourists here is Paragliding. The best time for Paragliding in Kashmir is between the months of May and June or between September and October. The excellent wind conditions and perfect landscape makes Kashmir an ideal place to enjoy this aero sport. Tourists can enjoy the glide in a parachute alone or with a pilot.
There are many magnificent paragliding spots in Kashmir. Here is how to reach paragliding spots in Kashmir:
Sonamarg: The distance between Srinagar and Sonamarg is almost 80 km and travelers can easily book a car or taxi to reach Sonamarg via road from their hotels. Tourists can also take local buses from Srinagar to Sonamarg.
Gulmarg: The distance between Srinagar and Gulmarg is around 60 km and the place is easily accessible via motorable roads. So tourists can easily reach a place by booking a cab or taxi or by using buses available from Jammu and Kashmir to Gulmarg.
Ashtanmarg: Ashtanmarg is another interesting Paragliding spot in Kashmir. Located at a distance of 15km from Srinagar, travelers can reach Ashtanmarg by hiring a cab or taxi from their hotel. But to reach the climbing spot, they need to cover a distance of 1.5km by foot.
Pahalgam: Located at an altitude of 2,130 meters, Pahalgam is an ideal place for all Paragliding lovers. To reach Pahalgam, travelers can book a cab or taxi to reach the spot as the place is well connected via road.
Srinagar: Tourists can also enjoy Paragliding in Srinagar at the lofty height of Pari Mahal. They can book a taxi or car or can use public transport to reach the Paragliding spot from their hotels. It is also an ideal spot to enjoy the enticing beauty of the Mughal Gardens from the above.