Flying has always been a fantasy for many. Then one must definitely go for paragliding and experience the freshness and capture bird’s eye view shot. Explore nature and conquer skies with the gorgeous places in India for an amazing paragliding experience.

Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Fly high at Bir Billing which is the world’s second largest paragliding spot located in none other than Himachal Pradesh. While Billing is the launching site from where the gliders take a flight, Bir is the village where they land and hence the place is collectively called Bir Billing. Soar high at the Asia’s largest paragliding spot as you witness a bird’s eye view of the snowcapped mountains, serpentine rivers and towering cedar’s.

How to reach there?

Rail route – Pathankot-Palampur-Bir Billing (one can hire a car to reach Bir Billing from Palampur)

Bus route – One can take bus from Baijnath bus stand which is 12km from Bir Billing. Buses to Baijnath are well connected with major cities and have daily travel to the place.

Best Time to Visit

October to January and March to June

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts from Rs 2500 per person.

Kunjapuri, Uttarakhand

Kunjapuri has the most fascinating views of the hills and offers panoramic views of the region. Get up close and personal with those cotton candy clouds and witness mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. One can also witness the peaks of SawrgaRohini, Chaukhamba, Gangotri and Banderpunch

How to reach there?

One can get down at Rishikesh railway station and hire car to reach Kunjapuri hill top which approx 32km drive.

Best Time to Visit

October to March

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts fromRs 1200 per person.

Barot, Himachal Pradesh

Barot valley offers a number of adventure activities and one of them is paragliding. One can feel the freshness in the air and enjoy lovely landscapes and rivers flowing through while paragliding.

How to reach there?

Hop on a bus to Kullu or Mandi from Chandigarh or Delhi in evening and get off at Mandi. From Mandi one needs to take another bus to Ghatasniafter which one will arrive in Barot Valley.

Best Time to Visit

October to June

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts from Rs 2500 per person.

Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

Yelagiri might not be preferred hill station but offers a number of adventurous activities and one of them is paragliding. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the valley below while you witness breathtaking waterfalls and landscapes.

How to reach there?

Rail route -Nearest railways station is Jolarpettai which is 21km away from Yelagiri (one can hire cab to reach Yelagirihills from Jolarpettai)

Bus route – Buses are available from Jolarpet, Tirupattur, Salem and Hosur to Yelagiri and also from major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Krishnagiri andVanayambadi.

Best Time to Visit

October to December and January to February

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts from Rs 1500 per person.

Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok is blessed with the beauty of green valleys, monasteries and snow capped mountains. One can enjoy the breath taking views of the Himalayas and watch tiny villages while paragliding.

How to reach there?

One can get down at New Jalpaigiri(Silliguri) station which is148km from Gangktok. One can hire a cab or state buses from Silliguri to Gangtok which is 5-6 hours’ drive.

Best Time to Visit

October to February

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts from Rs1800 per person.

Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan

Rajasthan known for its history, culture, traditions and scenic locations is also now famous for its adventurous activity that is paragliding in Aravalli ranges of Udaipur. Spot the mighty Pichola Lake as you soar high in the sky.

How to reach there?

One can get down at Udaipur railway station and hire a cab to Aravalli range which is 87km, approx. 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive.

Best Time to Visit

November to February

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts from Rs1500 per person.

Shillong, Meghalaya

The North Eastern state always offers something to delight the tourists with amazing panoramic views of mountains and the city encircled with pine trees. One can experience this amazing view of the city and fascinating landscapes while taking a paragliding tour.

How to reach there?

Rail route – One can get down at Guwahati railway station which is 70km away from Shillong (one can hire cab from Guwahati to Shillong)

Bus route -One can take bus from Meghalaya to Shillong which is 99km.

Best Time to Visit

October to February

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts from Rs 2000 per person.

Kamshet, Maharashtra

Best place for paragliding for Mumbaikars and nearby cities like Pune. One can enjoy the view of the town.

How to reach there?                    

One can travel from Pune to Kamshet by road which is 45 km.

Mumbai Rail route -One board trains going to Lonavala and from Lonavala catch a suburban train toKamshet.

Mumbai Road route -Kamshet is 118km from Mumbai and is also well connected with bus services from Mumbai and Pune to Kamshet.

Best Time to Visit

October to December and January to May

Price

Approximate price for paragliding starts from Rs 2500 per person.

Once you go paragliding you’ll know the bird’s definitely got a better view from up above!