Flying Fox in Dharamshala
A Flying Fox is a small cable car, often propelled by gravity, and used as an item of children’s play equipment and more rarely for other purposes. This is basically meant as fun for kids. The cable is fixed at both ends and runs through one or more pulleys attached to the car. The car itself consists of a simple handle for the passenger to grip. It is generally set at a height of 15-20 feet and the kids need to firmly hold the handle and is pushed into action. Watching this with the children laughing out in joy is no less serene than the snowcapped mountains that overlook this part of Indrunag.This sports is basically popular in New Zealand is now meant for adults in Rishikesh as well. In Rishikesh, the Flying Fox involves harnessing the person to the wire and released by gravity to roll down up to seven metres above the river level and then going up, again. The speed can be accelerated till 160 kmph and a retrieval mechanism pulls one back once one is done. Three people can enjoy this ride together. The minimum weight needs to be 20 kg with an upper limit of 100 kg.