Paragliding sites in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is most lovable place for nature beauty. Himachal is also paradise for adventure sports lovers. This is high potential state for adventurous sports like Paragliding, Skiing and river rafting etc. There many famous and new developed and approved paragliding sites in Himachal Pradesh where tourist can enjoy paragliding adventure.
In this article we will discuss about some beautiful, old famous, newly developed and approved site for paragliding, unexplored paragliding site in HP. We will also discuss about the location, take off sites and their landing sites, how to reach the particular paragliding site etc.
Himachal Govt. has launched new scheme, “Nai Raahein – Nai Manzilein” (means New Paths – New Destinations) to find new possibilities of adventure sports in unexplored areas. Under this scheme state govt has established new sites for paragliding in the state. Tourists visiting Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Chamba, and Shimla can enjoy these adventure activities like before at the new sites as well.
Every visitor can enjoy the paragliding tandem ride here. Tandem ride means anyone can fly with an experienced pilot at some specific charges.
Most Famous and Old Paragliding Sites in Himachal Pradesh
Bir Billing Paragliding Site in Kangra Valley: –
Bir Billing is one of the best Paragliding site in Asia and 2nd best Paragliding site in the world. This beautiful paragliding site is located in Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing is the site where international paragliding games take place. And in 2015 Paragliding world cup was organized.
Take off site and Landing sites: Take off site of paragliding site is Billing, located at altitude of about 2400 meter. Landing site is planes of Bir Village. Height of Bir is about 1500 meter from sea level.
How to Reach Bir Billing Paragliding Site:
By Air: – Delhi to Gaggal Airport at Kangra Distt. Then by Bus or taxi to Bir Billing Paragliding Site.
By Train: – Delhi or Chandigarh to Pathankot, Then other train from Pathankot to Ahju railway station near Bir Village.
By Bus: – Direct buses available from Delhi or Chandigarh to Baijnath near Paragliding Site. Then take another bus or taxi to Bir Billing site.
Solang Nala Paragliding site in Manali Distt Kullu: –
Solang Nala is one of the most beautiful and famous tourist place 14 KM from Manali in Kullu Distt. This place is also famous for Tandem paragliding. Tourists can enjoy here short rides with experienced professionals at minimum charges.
How to Reach Solang Nala Paragliding site in Manali:-
By Air: – Delhi to Kullu Manali Airport at Bhuntar in Kullu Distt. Then by Bus or taxi to Manali Solang Nala Paragliding Site.
By Train: – By Train only upto Delhi or Chandigarh.
By Bus: – Direct buses available from Delhi or Chandigarh to Manali near Paragliding Site. Then take another bus or taxi to Solang Nala site.
Other Approved and Developed Paragliding sites in HP
Rohtang Pass near Manali: – At height of 3978 meters above sea level 51KM from Manali world famous Rohtang Pass is also approved as paragliding sites.
Kothi below Rohtang Pass: – Kothi is right bellow the Rohtang pass at height of 2500 meters above sea level. Good for adventure sports specially Paragliding. This place is 31KM from Manali.
Bijli Mahadev near Kullu: – Bijli Mahadev is beautiful place near Kullu town. This famous for Bijli Mahadev Tample dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is 24 KM far from Kullu Town at a height of 2460 meters above sea level.
Bandla Ridge in Bilaspur: – Bandla is just 3 KM for from Distt head quarter Bilaspur. Its take off place 2600 meters above sea level and the landing place is Luhnu Ground On th bank of satluj River. To reach Bandla Ridge Paragliding site, take bus from Chandgarh or Delhi to Bilaspur on Delhi Manali route. Chandigarh to Bilaspur is 135 KM.
Marhi : – Marhi is famous tourist spot just below Rohtang Pass. Its 35 KM from Manali on Manali Leh National highway at a height of 3360 meters from sea level. The stunning view of Dhauladhar Range from Marhi makes the flying experience amazing here.
Talaiti-Talogi : – Talogi is 4 KM far from Distt headquarter Kullu. And is also another beautiful spot for paragliding lovers.
Majach-Shanag : – Majach is a small Village in Naggar Tehsil in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is 42 KM from Kullu and 8 KM from Manali Town. Good for Adventure sports like Paragliding.
Newly Discovered Paragliding sites in HP
Few new sites are notified in recent past by Himachal Govt for adventure sports in the state to promote the tourist business in the state under its new scheme “Nai Raahein – Nai Manzilein” (means New Paths – New Destinations).
Following are newly notified and developed sites for paragliding in HP.
Kullu Distt: – Pandhara to Gadsa and Khargan to Nangabag are newly discovered paragliding sites Near Kullu Distt headquarter.
Kangra Distt: – In Kangra distt, tourist can now enjoy the paragliding at Tang Narwana to Khirku.
Chamba Distt : – Darouta to Lahra (at Khajjiar in Distt Chamba), Lahra to Darol and Raina to Nainikhad Jarei in Chamba Distt recently approved paragliding sites.
Shimla Distt.: – Tikkar and Junga to Chauri in distt Shimla is another site appropriate for enjoying paragliding.
Mandi Distt.: – Tourists visiting Mandi distt will now be able to enjoy paragliding activities in Mandi district too as the State Govt gave nod for starting commercial paragliding activities at two most beautiful and famous tourist destinations Parashar and Sapenidhar.
Parashar is about 53 KM from Mandi Town and 180 KM from Shimla, located in Drang area. It is famous for Temple of Maharishi Parashar and holy lake beside temple which has a floating island.
While Sapenidhar falls in Seraj Velly of Mandi district. Sapenidhar is near Sheti Nag Temple in Tehsil Thunag of Mandi Distt. About 100 KM from Mandi town and 230 KM from state headquarter, Shimla.
Apart from paragliding all of above sites are also good for other adventurous sports like water sports, skiing, trekking hiking etc.
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