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The Staff there were very professional and they knew how to do their job. I went to Shimla with my family and enjoyed various activities there. Paragli...
It is a highly recommended activity to be done in Shimla. I had a great time there. I want to thank the supportive staff that they have there. I also w...
Location: Near Kufri, Shimla
Activity Timing: 9 AM to 4 PM
The capital of the most popular tourist destination of the country, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla in itself is a favourite of many seeking the opportunity to get close to the hills and see the real beauty. Paragliding in Shimla brings to you the aerial view of the hill station which is popularly known as the Queen of the Hills. The best view that you can get from 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.
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.
The time and duration of the flight are dependent on actual weather condition but most of the paragliding trip takes 10 to 15 minutes to reach the landing point. The flight with the assistance of an experienced and professional guide will give you an experience of flying above the snow-capped and beautiful forest. You have two locations for paragliding so you can choose it at your convenience. Free parking is also there in the activity area.
How to reach Shimla Paragliding SIte:
Waknaghat is 24 km far from Shimla city so by the private vehicle you can reach there and location two is 12 km far from Shimla city so you can reach there by local and private both vehicle.
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Rated : 5.0
The Staff there were very professional and they knew how to do their job. I went to Shimla with my family and enjoyed various activities there. Paragliding was the one that I thoroughly enjoyed. The experience was amazing. My family also loved this adventure. I also want to thank Thrillophilia for being supportive and arranging everything in a short time.
Rated : 5.0
It is a highly recommended activity to be done in Shimla. I had a great time there. I want to thank the supportive staff that they have there. I also want to thank the organizer of this activity. Booking tickets in advance was a bonus for me. You should try booking with Thrillophilia as they will give you a great deal.
Rated : 5.0
It was the best thing I did in Shimla. I always wanted to do Paragliding and cross it off from my bucket list but I never got the chance. Before my trip to Shimla, I was looking for activities and came into contact with Rajeev (Thrillophilia) and he suggested that I should try this here. I was thrilled and booked it immediately. Thanks for the advice.
Rated : 5.0
I had a great experience during this activity. The crew that was there was very supportive and humble. My pilot was also great and provided me with a great experience. I highly recommend you to visit and do this activity.
Rated : 5.0
Paragliding in Shimla is a must. You will see the world differently from above while doing this. If you wanna have a hassle-free experience like I did book your tickets in advance with the help of Thrillophilia. A highly recommended activity.
Rated : 5.0
This experience of Paragliding was amazing. I was happy that I did another item from my checkbox. I want to thank the helpful staff during this adventure. I am thankful for the Thrillophilia team for their fast booking service as well.
Rated : 4.0
What a beautiful place and what a lovely view. Truly mesmerising experience and absolutely it was drive you crazy. It was my first time in such type of activities as I have a fear from heights but my friends just pulled me into this, but thanks to them that finally I enjoyed this.
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.
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.
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 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 good condition and the wing is checked before you take a flight.
- Short duration flight session of 5 minutes,
- Medium duration flight session of 20 minutes,
- Long duration flight session of 30 minutes.
Waknaghat is the paragliding spot in Shimla which is located at an altitude of 5600 feet.
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 with an experienced pilot.
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.
The minimum age for paragliding in Shimla is 15 years. However, if you are between the age of 15 and 18, you are allowed to paraglide only with your parent’s permission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you must weigh anywhere between 20-95 Kgs. in order to experience paragliding in Shimla. This limit has been introduced, keeping in mind the safety of the guest.
Any person weighing above the specified weight might face some safety concerns while experiencing paragliding.
After taking off from the start point with the help of an experienced professional pilot, the total duration of your beautiful journey, before landing to your destination, would last approximately for a time period of 15 minutes.
However, you shall have to give in some time to get into and out of your gear before and after the paragliding time.
You shall be accompanied by a professional pilot, therefore, it will be quite easy for you as all the movements shall be taken care of by the pilot. All you have to do is enjoy this adrenaline inducing ride and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the mountains and the nature around you.
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