Para Gliding, Uttarakhand
Travel Tips

  • Find the best instructor who can teach you the necessary points before paragliding.
  • Know about the risks engaged with this sport.
  • If you don’t feel good enough to start the flight then cancel the plan entirely.
  • Do not hide any fear in yourself.
  • Overcome the phobia.
  • Check the equipment to be sure about your safety.
  • Do not start on your own. It is not possible in any way.
  • If possible enrol yourself in a pre-flight program to get control over it.
  • Master the basic technique.
  • Know the terms and ways of landing.
  • A successful flight starts with a good launch. So learn the technique of a good launch even in the hard condition.
  • Check the wind condition before starting the journey.
  • Avoid taking the sport if you are physically and mentally fit.
  • Carry emergency medical kit.
  • Wear sunglasses, shoes, helmets and glovesduring the flight.

When to visit

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sprinkles Very Cold
  • 27° Max
  • -3° Min
  • 15 mm
  • Woollen
Route/ Place

The land of the Gods, Uttarakhand is known to for its huge number of Hindu temples and pilgrimage places around the region.Himalayan ranges of this high altitude state of India are catching the eyes of high number tourists for several purposes like mountaineering, hiking, skiing, paragliding, and biking opportunities. Garhwal and Kumaon are two divisions of Uttarakhand state. High altitude areas are known as Garhwal while Kumaon is full of green valleys.

Mountains and forests are covering most part of this state. There are high Himalayan peaks and glaciers are situated on the north which are the source of major perennial rivers of India. The mighty Ganga is beginning its journey from the Gangotri glacier present at this state. Sister Yamuna is taking its course of journey from Yamunotri glacier also. The land is popular among the worldwide adventurous loving tourist because of its high offerings in several sports.

Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Pithoragarh, Mussorie, Dayara and BudiniBugyal, Dhanaulti range are the points of paragliding in the state. Several places are offering paragliding cost for the beginners and experienced para gliders.


Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Allow yourself to learn proper knowledge about the paragliding. Know all the alleys and avenues. Clear out all the questions. Have a good preparation and check the equipment by your own to avoid any unwanted danger. Follow the rules of paragliding. If possible, take a good course of paragliding.

Glider, harness, helmet, reserve parachute, variometer are the basic important equipment for paragliding. Three main points of a successful paragliding experience consists of safe launching, turning and landing. Always check the harness which will keep you attached in a firm way with the paraglider.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Jolly Grant Airport in the state capital Dehradun is the only airport in the state. Limited flights are connecting Nainital though. Dehradun is touched by all the major public and private airlines of the country. International travellers can take their journey through New Delhi airport or via Mumbai to Dehradun.
  • The state has railway stations connecting the place with al over India. Dehradun, Kathgodam and Haridwar are three stations. They are connected with national capital New Delhi and other metro cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and etc. railway service is suspended in these three stations due to the treacherous and hilly areas of this state.
  • The roads of the state are the heartline of this state. The mesh of roads are connecting all the parts of the Uttarakhand with other places of India including New Delhi. Regular bus services are plying the tourists in their private, deluxe and state run mode.

Surrounding Attractions

No one can cover the state within a single visit. Garhwal and Kumaon are equally beautiful in their respective ways. Char Dham is the top most attractions among the domestic and local tourists. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are alluring tourists in a large sum. Five prayags or confluences of river Ganga is equally giving the enthralling experience to the tourists. Karnaprayag, Vishnuprayag, Nandaprayag, RudraPrayag and Devprayag are the five points where five rivers are mating with river Bhagirathi to form Ganga at the end. Jim Corbett National Park, Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Valley of Flowers National Park, Rishikesh, Mussorie, Haridwar, Almora, Mukteshwar, Lansdown, Kausani, Bageshwar and Nainital are other attractions of this place. Jim Corbett is famous for its stories related to the hunting of man-eaters. Mussorie is the queen of hill stations sitting amongst the white clouds. Haridwar is incomplete without the mention of Har-ki-Paurighat on the bank of river Ganga. The evening prayer of this place draws all religions in a large number. Nainital is famous for its lakes or tals. The pear shaped emerald coloured Naini Lake is offering several art crafts like handmade candles, wooden crafts and woollen clothes.KumbhMela and MaghMelaat Haridwar catches the attention of the tourists during the season also.

Emergency No.

  • Secretariat Telephone Numbers, Dehradun: 0135 - 2712042, 2712043, 2712045-49, 27112051-54.
  • Railway Enquiry, Dehradun: 0135 - 2622131, 131.
  • Fire Services, Dehradun: 0135 - 2650101.
  • Head Post Office, Dehradun : 0135 - 2657168
  • Roadways Enquiry, Dehradun : 0135 - 2653797
  • Superintendent of Police : 01364 - 233387