Paragliding is a sport for thrill seekers. In layman’s terms, paragliding is jumping off a high mountain straddled by a parachute and gliding down with the help of wind movement. You might remember paragliding from Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan starrer movie Break Ke Baad. It is fun as it gives humans a sense of flying, a sense of freedom. The feeling of soaring through the air like a bird is how I would like to define paragliding as.
Bir Billing in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh
Bir Billing is situated in the Kangra district in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. It is famed and titled as the Best Paragliding Location in all of Asia. The price for Tandem paragliding varies according to the duration of the ride. 25 minutes will cost you 2000 INR and 60 minutes will cost you 3000 to 4000 INR. Experts say that you can visit Bir Billing anytime for paragliding but the best months are October and November. I highly suggest you to dress appropriately in comfortable clothes and pair your outfit with sturdy shoes.
Kamshet between Mumbai and Pune, Maharashtra
Kamshet is a village located near Pune. It has good road connection and train connection to Mumbai which is about 118kms away. Pune is much closer with about 47kms in between. Kamshet has a lot of hills and mountain tops which help in paragliding. Tandem paragliding which includes a professional flyer controlling the glide and the customer, who is just there to enjoy the free fall, is priced at 2500 INR with weekend rate of 3000 INR. The best time suggested to go for paragliding in Kamshet is from October to April after the rainy season. The level of difficulty ranges from moderate to advance. The experts suggest that anyone who wants to paraglide should be dressed appropriately in t-shirt, running pants and sturdy shoes. There is no need to carry anything valuable like expensive jewelry. Everyone should be armed with strong sunscreen and tinted glasses to protect themselves from the scorching sun.