Adventure sports are definitely a favorite amongst all age groups, be it our mom/dad or our friends, everyone wishes to try out at least one form of adventure sport when going on a holiday. Paragliding is slowly becoming an interesting adventure sport for all age groups. Here is a list of all those places in India, where one can easily partake in a thrilling paragliding/parasailing experience:
The ultimate beach destination of India, Goa offers various water sport activities on almost all of its major beaches. Parasailing in Goa is great for you if you are a fan of water and love the beach. The ones conducting this activity often don’t venture deep into the sea, and provide you with a life jacket so there isn’t much to worry about either.
Where: Candolim Beach, Majorda Beach, Anjuna Beach and Baga Beach
Best Time: October-April
Price: Anything between Rs.800-rs.1100 p.p.
Age: 12 years, although children below the age of 12 may be allowed to ride with an adult.
One cannot miss parasailing in Kerala if they want to catch the true beauty of the place from an aerial view. Beaches in Kerala offer Parasailing and paragliding to all adventure sport lovers. Although, prices may be slightly more expensive than Goa, but the view is definitely worth it.
Where: Kovalam and Alappuzha beaches
Best Time: October-March
Price: Anything between Rs.850-Rs.1500 p.p.
Age: 12 years
Andaman is surely a paradise for all water sport lovers. With the beautiful clear Bay of Bengal, vast blue sky, it just doesn’t get any better. If you’re not up for extreme water sport activities, then Para sliding in the Bay of Bengal is definitely the sport for you.
Where: Port Blair and Havelock
Best Time: January-May and October-December
Price: Anything between Rs.700-Rs.1200 p.p.
Age: 12 years
This destination is slowly gaining popularity amongst the youth of India and is a beautiful place with natural greenery and beaches surrounding it. If you wish to catch a bird’s-eye view of this place, then Parasailing is certainly the right choice for you.
Where: Om Beach
Best Time: October-February
Price: Rs.600-Rs.1000 p.p.
Age: 12 Years
Paragliding is an extremely famous adventure sport in the Purvanchal region of Sikkim. The price range for this sport varies depending on the height that you wish to take. This is a must try for all those who wish to get a majestic view of the Purvanchal ranges within close proximity.
Where: Fly Sikkim Adventure
Flight season: September- June
Timing: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: Varies from Rs.2500-Rs.7000 p.p.
2) Himachal Pradesh
Himachal is must-visit for adventure-seekers. Many places in the state offer various activities like trekking, hiking, mountain biking and skiing. Paragliding is surely gaining a momentum among the tourists and that is precisely why there are a lot of places offering the sport within the state.
Where: Bir Billing, Dharamshala, Manali
Flight Season: October-June
Timing: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: Rs.600-Rs. 3000 p.p. depending on the flight.
For those who are not fully sure whether to gain full control of the landing, take-off and various other things, this particular experience of paragliding in Kerala is sure to help them feel safer with an accompanying professional paraglider. Get the aerial view of the fascinating landscape full of beaches and all things green!
Where: Hills of Kolahalamedu, Vagamon, Kerala
Flight Season: December-May
Timing: Not Specified
Price: Rs.3500 p.p.
For those who wish to be done with all their fears once and for all, Goa is the place for you to embark on that particular journey. Paragliding in Goa, along with other sports is a famous activity and usually attracts a large number of youngsters. So if you and your friends want to experience the first thrill of adventure sports together, then this is the place for you.
Where: Arambol Beach
Flight Season: October-June
Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Price: Rs.3000 p.p. onwards
Though Goa may seem as a more enticing option, but places for paragliding in Maharashtra are also equally great. Various hill stations in the state offer this particular adventure sport activity and also seem to be well experienced when it come to the sport itself.
Where: Matheran, Lonavla, Pune, Mahabaleshwar, Kamshet
Flight season: November-May
Timings: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. approx.
Price: Rs.2500 p.p. onwards