Published by Community Manager on 16 November 2021
India has always been the holiday destination for those seeking spiritual solace and serenity. But lately, India is gaining reputation as a hub of adventure. The soaring Himalayas and the roaring rivers promise thrills and deliver them in abundance. Paragliding in India is one of the biggest adventure activities that is popular among thrill seekers. With the option of tandem jumps, you don’t need specialised training to fly.
Some of the most exciting places for paragliding in India are places of stunning natural beauty that will take your breath away. While the northern states have some of the best paragliding locations, there are numerous other places in India to go paragliding. A Club Mahindra holiday is the perfect gateway for your next adventure. Get ready to fly high at these 5 best paragliding locations in India!
Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
The Club Mahindra resorts in Manali get you close to the best paragliding site in Asia and the venue of the first ever World Cup of paragliding. Set against the stunning panorama of tall mountains and open skies, the little village of Bir is the de facto paragliding capital of India. It has the perfect combination of suitable air currents and smooth take-off and landing sites. There are numerous paragliding operators who offer tandem jumps which means you are in safe hands. The best time to visit Bir Billing for paragliding is between March and May, and October-November. If it’s thrills and excitement you are after, start your adventure here with the best paragliding in India amidst breath-taking natural beauty.
While the Club Mahindra resorts in Mussoorie offer a relaxing vacation, the resorts in Nainital offer exhilarating thrills with its lofty peaks. They, along with the right weather conditions, offer some of the best paragliding in India for adventure enthusiasts. A ride can last anywhere between 7-9 minutes to 30-45 minutes, depending on the ride you select. They open stunning vistas of the Naini Lake and offer a bird’s eye view of breath-taking scenery. You can go paragliding in Nainital all around the year except the rainy season between June and August. Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal Lake, and Spring Birds are some of the most well-known paragliding locations in and around Nainital where experienced operators offer tandem rides for your maiden jump.
The second-largest plateau of Asia is an awesome paragliding destination. Panchgani sits at 1,200 metres above sea level, the perfect altitude with favourable conditions. While there are no Club Mahindra resorts in Panchgani, there are two in Mahabaleshwar, a mere 40 minutes away. Unlike the resorts in Goa, these offer panoramic views from atop the bustling hill station. Paragliding here offers the ultimate adrenaline rush that is accompanied by stunning sights of the nearby mountain range. Khingar, Bhilar, and Tapola are the popular paragliding sites in Panchgani. Tandem rides are available, and utmost safety procedures are followed. November to February is the best time to head to Panchgani for paragliding. Enjoy the rush of wind that offers a strange serenity.
Gangtok is blessed with an other-worldly beauty that is mesmerising to behold. Now imagine enjoying those vistas from a bird’s eye view. Paragliding in Gangtok is a magical experience full of breath-taking beauty. Club Mahindra has two resorts in Gangtok that allow you to experience the magic first-hand. Gangtok offers two levels of paragliding. The Medium Fly jump happens at 1,300-1,400 metres and lasts for up to 10 minutes. The High Fly level of paragliding has you jumping off at 2,200 metres for a ride which can last 20-30 minutes. Baliman Dara, and Bulbulay Dara are two of the most famous spots for paragliding in Gangtok. Summer is the best time to head to Gangtok to indulge in high-flying adventures.
Nandi Hills, Karnataka
Very few people know about paragliding in Nandi Hills, a small hill station near Bengaluru. It has all the right conditions that make it an ideal paragliding hotspot. Although there are no Club Mahindra resorts in Nandi Hills, you can take a daytrip from Bengaluru for soaring thrills. The Club Mahindra resort in Bengaluru pampers you with its renowned hospitality. Paragliding from Nandi Hills, the clear air at 1,400 metres offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding topography. There are plenty of flat surfaces which offer soft landing spots making it an ideal venue for beginners. Winter is the best season to enjoy the thrills of paragliding at Nandi Hills when the weather conditions are perfect.
These five locations are the perfect holiday destinations that offer the ultimate excitement for thrill seekers. Enjoy your slice of adventure accompanied by the signature Club Mahindra hospitality that turns your outings into memorable family vacations.
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