Paragliding, Everyone has dream of becoming a bird at least once
- Paragliding is a combination of skydiving and hand gliding and is the best way to conquer your fear of heights.
- It can enjoyed all year through except for monsoons.
It is the closest thing to flying free in the air like a bird, feeling the wind in your hair and your face and being able to be completely at one with nature. The launch sites for paragliding are normally on the I am sure everyone has dreamt of becoming a bird at least once or just simply wanted to spread his hands like wings and soar high up in the sky! If you often think about this, the paragliding is the sport for you. Paragliding is a combination of skydiving and hand gliding and is the best way to conquer your fear of heights. gentles slopes of hill sides. The paragliders do not have to withstand the stresses of free fall as is seen in sky diving, hence the gliders are much lighter and aerodynamic in structure and they are designed to go up rather than go down. A paraglider is a non-motorised, foot-launched inflatable wing. It is very easy to transport, launch and land and is made up of rip-stop nylon or high stress polyester fabric. Although it sounds dangerous, the sport is quite risk-free, that is when all the safety measures are followed strictly.
Most paragliding trainers are very professionally trained and therefore the sport is very safe:
Billing in Himachal Pradesh and Solang are popular places.
Garhwal, with the Great Himalayas in the North
The plains of terai region on the south, is a paragliders' paradise.
Other very popular destinations for paragliding are Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner and Kota. It can enjoyed all year through except for monsoons.