Paragliding is fast becoming one of the
most accepted adventurous sport in India. Till now there are very location
which organise this sport. Himachal Pradesh in north India is one most prime
destination for Paragliding. Since last many years, people from all over the
world flocks to Himachal Pradesh to experience this exhilarating sport.
In Paragliding you run down a hill with the big parachute and you are
lifted up from the ground. Paragliding make you fly like a bird in the sky.
One has to be physically fit and mentally alert for this sport. The basic
techniques of paragliding include launching, turning and landing.
Major Sites for Paragliding
Paragliding in Kangra Valley
Billing in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh is an excellent location
for para-gliding. It is the most famous spot in the country,
an international event takes place each year, pulling in para-gliding
enthusiasts from all over the world. The Dhauladhar range, 20,000 ft above
sea level and the Kangra valley below create an ideal location for high
altitude and cross-country gliding. This location is special because when
you take off from the top, the fall is about 1 km. An average flight which,
once you take off, lasts an exhilarating 25-30 minutes.
Regular sites for paragliding are - Bundla Dhar near Bilaspur, in the Kullu
valley and at Intkali in the Pabbar valley near Rohru.