• India
  • Himanchal Pradesh
  • Shimla
  • -2 C-28C
  • : 7,467 FT
  • Hindi
  • Sep-June
  • Kalka
  • Jubbarhatti 
  • The trip was fabulous. Shimla is an amazing place with lots to see and do. Our tour operator was excellent. All of their suggestions and recommendations were solid. We loved our hotel and the location. All the tours were high-quality and we experienced no difficulties with pickups. Mr. Nitin was extremely pleasant to work with and truly wanted us to have a fabulous time.

    Kirti Saxena
  • We cannot recommend this travel company enough! My husband and I had been wanting to go to India for quite some time but had not done so due to lack of time to plan a worthwhile trip. Booking with this company was exactly what we needed--we told them the types of places and sites we wanted to see and they took care of the rest.

    Martin S
  • I got exactly the vacation I wanted for almost no work and probably cheaper than I could have done it myself. I told this travel company what I wanted and they just did the rest. The hotels and tours/activities were great! Couldn't have asked for more. Great service too they were very responsive and helpful!

    Chirag K

Paragliding in Shimla

Paragliding in ShimlaThough this sport has recently been introduced in Shimla, paragliding is fast catching up and emerging as one of the most sought after adventure sports in India. The undulating hills of Shimla provide the ideal location to try this sport. Para gliding is one sport that will set your adrenalin levels rushing and give you the exhilarating experience of a lifetime. Read on further to know more about paragliding sport in Shimla.This exhilarating adventure sport is a skillful combination of parachuting and hang gliding. Some people think it its entirely parachuting, which is not correct. It is easily launched in lighter winds and needs less space to land. Most of the skills are learnt in air and a trainer during the practice session is hardly necessary. It is easier to rig and de-rig and the material used in the chute is of a very light weight.In Shimla, Kangra valley is considered to be the hub of all gliding activities. To enjoy both paragliding and hang gliding, head on to Bir and Billing in the Kangra valley. These two locations are supposed to be the hot spots of gliding in Shimla. Since 1984, the Billing peak has hosted three international and five national hang gliding and paragliding rallies. So rush to Kangra and get set to soar like a bird and fly gracefully in the high skies.

FAQ's

  • What is Paragliding?
  • Paragliders are aircraft which fly by the same aerodynamic principles that keep Boeings in the sky.
  • Is it for me?
  • General athletic ability seems to help as it requires a little hiking but once airborne the physical effort is minimal.

  • How safe it is?
  • Paragliding is an outdoor sport in which you are trying to harmonize with the forces of nature. Like any other adventure sport it is exciting because of that little element of risk but no more than climbing or swimming.

  • How scary Is It?
  • Paragliding is the simplest and most serene way to fulfill humankind's oldest dream -- free flight! The pilot jogs down a gentle slope and glides away from the mountain. There is no free-falling or jumping off of cliffs.

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