Uttarakhand is among the most beautiful states in India with some amazing places to explore – the snow-peaked mountains, lakes, rivers and thick verdant forests. The beauty of the state will make you go awestruck as you visit the religious temples in the pious and picturesque land. It’s not just about the best sights of nature but is also known for the adventure it offers. Yes, if you are a traveler who loves adventure, it is the place for getting over all your fears and to experience the thrill. Paragliding in Uttarakhand is among the most popular adventure sports in the state and adventurers from across the world come here to have this enthralling experience.
If you want to conquer the skies and sway like a free bird, here’s the best places you can go for paragliding in the state of Uttarakhand.
Best time for paragliding in Uttarakhand
The winds are an important factor while deciding the right time to go paragliding. The winds support the adventurous act best from the months of May to September in Uttarakhand. Similarly, there are different times considered appropriate for paragliding in India. Choose a place and look for the best time to paraglide with your family or friends.
Places best for Paragliding in Uttarakhand
Look at this list of most suitable places for paragliding in the beautiful state. Allure the beauty of the place from bird’s eye view. It will be an experience worth remembering for all your life.
If you are an avid adventurer, you must be aware of the general methods of paragliding but having this experience in Rishikesh would be quite different. It offers a different method altogether, though equally enthralling and exciting – Powered Paragliding. In this way, you will be gliding with the help of a parachute driven by motor fan. There are three kinds of jumps – Kitty Hawk in a time of 10-12 minutes, Explorer in the time of 18-22 minutes and Valley Expedition in the time of 30-35 minutes. You can choose the one you want for your paragliding session.
Timings: 6:00am-9:00am (Morning) & 4:00pm-6:00pm (Evening)
Price for paragliding in Rishikesh: INR 4400 per person approx.
You will get to witness the breathtaking beauty of Mussourie swaying at a height of 10,000ft above ground. Isn’t it crazy? It will be one of the best experiences of your life that will stay fresh in your memory forever. If you are a beginner, it is better to go with a trainer or otherwise you can also do it alone by yourself.
Price for paragliding in Mussourie: INR 4500 per person approx.
Nainital is a marvelous hill station in the heart of Uttarakhand which is also popular for paragliding and other adventures. The Naini Lake and the breathtaking views of the snow peaked mountains makes it one of t5he most visited hill stations in the country. Have you imagined the view of the shimmering Naini Lake from a height over 10,000ft? Awe-striking! The place offers tandem paragliding which is of three different types – Medium, High flying and Long flying. The medium types includes 3+ minutes of flying, whereas high flying and long flying involves 15+ and 30+ of time in the sky respectively.
Price for paragliding in Nainital: INR 1350 per person approx.
Haven’t heard about this place before? Naukuchiatal is a famous lake popular as ‘lake of nine corners’ all across the state. You will get to capture the scintillating views of the lake and encompassing landscape in your mind for long as you paraglide cutting past the air. The feel of that adrenaline rush will stay with you longer.
Price for paragliding in Naukuchiatal: INR 1500 per person approx.
Shinura Nature Retreat is one of the best locations for an enthralling vacation in the state of Uttarakhand. The resort offers spectacular views of lush green surroundings. Not just these, you also have the chance of indulging into adventure sports like paragliding, rafting and many more. Once you have explored the land around, prepare for a ride in the sky! You will be mesmerized, thrilled and amazed by this wonderful experience of paragliding.
Price for paragliding in Dehradun: INR 2500 per person approx.
Essential tips to remember when you go for paragliding in Uttarakhand
- Pack comfortable clothes, sunscreen and shoes.
- Do not miss your camera. You don’t want to miss to capture the moment, right?
- Stay updated with the weather conditions in the area before making plans for the adventure trip.
- Check if your age and weight makes you eligible for this unforgettable experience.
- Avoid taking greater heights if you are scared of heights or have a trainer with you.
Book your flight to the nearest airport (Dehradun) at Indian Eagle and experience the thrill of flying in the air in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand.