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About the Activity: A city that you would always find to have the most perfect weather, Shimla is situated atop a hill and offers its visitors a pleasant and memorable experience of the Himalayas. With brilliant architecture, unforgettable viewpoints, the winding and constantly climbing and descending streets, and the brilliantly planned city, Shimla takes away the cake of being beautiful beyond imagination. A popular destination, the best view that you can get of this beautiful place is from the air, and that is why the unique and offbeat experience of Shimla paragliding is worth a try whenever you are here. The hills around the city that are covered in forests seem to be clad in an unending sheet of green, and if it is the winters, you will see the city dawn on a new robe of white increasing the beauty of this place.
- Arrive at the location of paragliding in Shimla and get briefed about the activity.
- Get helped into the gear and get ready for your Paragliding flight. Soar through the Shimla sky for about 15 minutes before finishing at the landing site.
- Get out of the gear and finish the experience after having conquered the skies.
*Note- The flight time is totally dependent on the weather conditions and may vary from expected.
About the Destination:
An aerial experience of paragliding in Shimla brings to you the aerial view of the hill station which is popularly known as the Queen of the Hills. The capital of the most popular tourist destination of the country, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla in itself is a favorite of many seeking the opportunity to get close to the hills and see the real beauty and comfort that led the Britishers in making this city their summer capital.
A city that you would always find to have the most perfect weather, Shimla is situated atop a hill and offers its visitors a pleasant and memorable experience of the Himalayas. With brilliant architecture, unforgettable viewpoints, the winding and constantly climbing and descending streets, and the brilliantly planned city, Shimla takes away the cake of being beautiful beyond imagination.
A popular destination, the best view that you can get of this beautiful place is from the air, and that is why the unique and offbeat experience of Shimla paragliding is worth a try whenever you are here. The hills around the city that are covered in forests seem to be clad in an unending sheet of green, and if it is the winters, you will see the city dawn on a new robe of white increasing the beauty of this place.
Arrive at the paragliding site on your own and get briefed about the event.
Get into the gear and start the paragliding experience. Soar above the hill station of Shimla as you slowly descend down towards the landing site, guided by an experienced pilot
At the end of approximately 15 minutes of paragliding, you will be received and helped in getting out of the gear to bring the experience to an end.
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When is the best time to visit Shimla for paragliding?
March to June is the best time to visit Shimla for paragliding because of the clear sky and pleasant climate. Temperature during these months varies from 15 to 30 degree Celsius which is ideal for an outdoor activity like paragliding. September to December is also ideal for Shimla paragliding. However, during the months of June, July and August, the activity is closed due to the monsoon season.
Which are the famous places for paragliding in Shimla?
Shivpuri is the only place in Shimla where you can do paragliding. However, there are other places in Himachal Pradesh where you can do paragliding like Bir Billing, Kullu, Rohtang Pass, etc.
Is it safe to do paragliding in Shimla?
Waknaghat is an ideal and safe landing spot in terms of the smoothness of the ground and wind intensity. Paragliding, like any other adventure activity involves some level of risk. So, yes, it is safe to do paragliding in Shimla but how safe it is depends upon how sincerely you follow the instructions and guidelines given by the activity organizer. Also, if you are suffering from vertigo or if you are not physically fit, it is recommended that you avoid indulging in Paragliding just to be on the safer side. In case you are using your own equipment for paragliding, make sure it is in a good condition and the wing is checked before you take a flight.
What are the different types(levels & time) of Paragliding in Shimla?
In Shimla 3 levels of Paragliding are available: Short duration flight session of 5 minutes, Medium duration flight session of 20 minutes, Long duration flight session of 30 minutes.
At what different altitude we can experience Paragliding in Shimla?
Waknaghat is the paragliding spot in Shimla which is located at an altitude of 5600 feet.
What is solo paragliding & what is tandem paragliding?
Solo Paragliding is when a person takes a solo glide. In order to indulge in solo paragliding, you must learn to paraglide first since you’ll be on your own during the flight. Tandem paragliding, on the other hand, is when two persons are taking a glide under a wing. You don’t have to learn paragliding first in order to experience tandem paragliding since you will be strapped into a harness in front of an experienced pilot.
Can I fly solo if I'm new to paragliding?
No, you cannot fly solo unless you are trained since you will be alone during the flight. You can only experience Tandem Paragliding in which you will be taking flight with an experienced pilot.
What is the minimum age to do paragliding?
The minimum age for paragliding in Shimla is 12 years. However, if you are between the age of 12 and 18, you are allowed to paraglide only with your parent’s permission.
What type of clothing is required to do paragliding?
Though there is no rule regarding what one should wear during paragliding, it is recommended to wear layers of light but warm clothes covered with a good wind sheet. Avoid wearing heavy clothes or any kind of clothes that will hinder your body movement. Also, wear comfortable sports shoes for a better grip while taking off and landing.
What all places can I see in Shimla?
Shimla is a popular tourist destination and boasts of a number of great places to visit. Some of the must visit places in Shimla are: Jakhoo Templ, The Ridge, Christ Church, Mall Road, Indian Institute of Advance Study, Chadwick Falls, Rashtrapati Niwas.
What kind of medical arrangements will be there if someone got injured?
A paragliding organizer has the staff trained for dealing with any such mishaps and providing immediate relief. In extreme cases, the injured person is taken to the nearest hospital.
What are the different things apart from paragliding which can be done in Shimla?
There is a wide range of exciting activities to do in Shimla. Some of them are: Trekking, Sightseeing, Shopping at Mall Road, Toy Train ride, Ice skating, River rafting, Horse riding, Mountain biking.
Where I have to deposit my luggage while paragliding?
It is recommended that you leave your luggage at your accommodation, but otherwise, the paragliding organizers have arrangements to deposit your luggage while you are doing paragliding.
How will I get my paragliding photos?
You can get photographs and videos of your paragliding experience from the activity organizer but you will need to pay extra charges for the service.
What happens if the wind stops? Do I fall?
No, you will not fall if the wind stops because paragliders can be flown even when there is no wind at all. Relative wind over the wings acts against the gravity and is responsible for the flight. So, there is no risk of falling down since you will just glide down in any case.
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