Paragliding in Kalimpong

Kalimpong is a tranquil town located at an altitude of 1,200 meters in the state of West Bengal. It is popular for its panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan ranges and has several beautiful attractions, including Buddhist monasteries, handicraft bazaar, historical buildings, museums, and nurseries.

It is an ideal place to enjoy serenity in the lap of nature. Not only this, but the small town also offers various thrilling outdoor activities, like Kalimpong Paragliding, whitewater rafting, hiking, skydiving, etc. These exhilarating activities charm adventure enthusiasts from all over the world to visit the town to enjoy the best of outdoor experiences.

Paragliding in Kalimpong is gaining popularity for being one of the best activities to explore your bold side. This high-spirited paragliding activity lets you experience the serene beauty of the tea gardens and infinite valleys of beautiful Northeast India like never before.

Nothing can beat the exhilarating experience of soaring high in the sky like a bird and watching the immaculate beauty of the surrounding mountains. Paragliding in Kalimpong is surely the best way to traverse the valleys and need not to be missed if you are a true adventure buff.

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Kalimpong Paragliding FAQs

What is the best time to do paragliding in Kalimpong?

The best time to visit Kalimpong for the unforgettable paragliding experience is the summer season (April to June and October). This season is not only perfect in terms of weather but offers best-suited climatic conditions for a safe flight. Monsoon and winter seasons are not advisable for paragliding; however, this activity remains closed during these unfavorable seasons.

How safe is paragliding in Kalimpong? Do I need a license?

Paragliding in Kalimpong is safe as long as you do it safely. You need to follow your instincts and instructor's advice completely for a pleasurable and safe paragliding experience.

You do not need any license for enjoying paragliding, but your instructor in a tandem flight must be professionally trained and must have a license from authorized institutes.

Where do we take-off? And how is landing done?

There are two types of flights available for paragliding in Kalimpong and the take-off point for both types of flights is the top of Dello Hills. Whereas the landing point for a medium flight is Homes Ground near Dr. Graham Homes School and for a high flight, the landing point is at Relli River ground near Relli Resort.

Landing a paraglider is very easy and does not require much effort. The paraglider just steers the glider towards the landing area and slides down slowly and touches the surface gently.

What should I wear while paragliding in Kalimpong?

Clothes play an important role in making the experience of Kalimpong Paragliding memorable and fun-filled. The outfit must be comfortable, close fit (not-flared), and suitable to the climatic conditions. While choosing the outfit, you must keep in mind that the temperature gets colder as we get higher, so choose your clothes that will keep you warm when you will be flying in the sky. Besides, do not forget to wear comfortable sports shoes as paragliding involves running down a hill sometime.

Is there any chance of emergency landing while paragliding?

Yes, it is possible to do an emergency landing, if any unfavorable or adverse condition arises. The pilot or the instructor can make the glider land urgently to a safe point by moving briskly towards the wing to make an emergency deflation.

What are the different types (levels & time) of Paragliding in Kalimpong?

There are two types of paragliding categories you can enjoy in Kalimpong, which include a medium flight and a high flight. We, at Thrillophilia, offer you the best prices guaranteed, a professional, certified, and trained instructor, and best of services to make the paragliding activity a lifetime experience. We have two different packages, which you can choose as per your budget and interest and those packages are:

-Medium Flight Package: This package costs about INR 2499 (including experienced instructor fees) and lets you fly high in the sky for about 15-25 minutes. You will start from the top of the Dello Hills and will land at Homes Ground near Dr. Graham Homes School after enjoying the scenic views of approximately 5 Km.

-High Flight Package: It costs about INR 4000, including the instructor fees and lets you fly for almost 10 km. The starting point is the same as that of medium flight but the landing point is at Relli River ground near Relli Resort. This package lets you enjoy the best views of the valley from a great height in the sky for almost 30 to 40 minutes.

Both of the flights are available daily from 9 AM - 4:30 PM, depending upon the wind and weather conditions.

Is there any age, weight, and health issue limit for paragliding in Kalimpong?

As long as you are physically fit and do not have any height phobia, and then there is no constraint on age for enjoying paragliding in Kalimpong. Kids as young as 4 years and elders as old as 80 to 90 can go for paragliding, but there is a restriction on weight and physical condition.

The glider must be in the range of 30 to 120 Kg of body weight to enjoy the memorable flying experience. Further, the passenger must not be a heart or asthma patient.

Is there any possibility to have a female pilot?

Yes, you can also avail of the facility of a female pilot, but you need to request that in advance at the time of booking.

How is paragliding done?

Paragliding is the closest and the best possible adventurous activity that makes you fly like a bird in the sky. It lets you experience the scenic beauty of the surrounding valleys, villages, mountains, and forests in the most fun-filled, safest and easiest way. It involves a few simple steps that include

-Layout a wing on the top of a hill or mountain;

-Inflate the wing like a kite over your head;

-Run a few steps and you are in the sky flying like a bird;

-Once in the air, your pilot will maintain and manage the altitude using lifting air currents and thermals;

-When your flight is about to over, you will gently land down on the earth.

The paragliding involves a simple aircraft that fly on the aerodynamic principles and has a very small speed range. You need not be trained to enjoy paragliding in Kalimpong, as there you can enjoy the adventure with a trained instructor who will take care of all the functions and navigations. So, you can soak in the panoramic views around without giving it a second thought.

If in any emergency will I be provided with a first aid box?

We at Thrillophilia, make sure that none of our customers face any problem while on any trip or excursion. We take care of all safety standards and do not compromise with the protection of our customers in any circumstances. In case of any emergency or untoward conditions, we do provide basic medical first aid facilities to our customers and if needed, arrange for medical treatments as well.

How long can I stay up?

The length of the flight depends upon the package you choose. There are two types of packages of paragliding, including Medium Flight Package and High Flight Package (Cross Country Package). Both packages offer different flight duration, height, and distance.

The medium flight package lets you fly for about 20 to 25 minutes at medium height and covers a distance of 5 KM, whereas the high flight makes you fly at high altitude covering approx. 10 KM for almost 30 to 40 minutes.

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