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Rahul Kumar

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Time of paragliding is mentioned 15 to 30 minutes depending on speed of wind but mine lasts around 7 minutes which was unacceptable for me because man...

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Kamala Patel

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The take off site is in Dhobi which is around 20 KM from Kullu and is a smooth drive. The site is new and gradually gaining popularity. There are many ...

Overview

About Paragliding in Manali:

Experience an amazing paragliding ride in the skies of Manali and Kullu Valley on your next holiday with your family and friends. Experienced pilots will offer you both single and tandem rides for this experience and will take you on both short and long flights across the Kulu Valley. 

The short fly will be for 15 minutes and you will get to enjoy a birds-eye view of the beautiful hills and valleys of Kulu and Manali. The take-off site is at Dhobi, which is a new age, offbeat paragliding site and is now gaining popularity.

It is located at about 20 km from Kullu and you can reach here by either taking public transport or by hiring a private cab. The equipment you will need is imported from France and are tested for safety. 

Activities
: Paragliding in Manali for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on wind conditions

Min number of people required to book: 
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  • Paragliding

Things To Carry

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  • Heavy woolen clothes
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  • Sunglasses/ Cap
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  • Wind-proof heavy jackets
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  • Thermals for innerwear

Advisory

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  • GST is applicable to the tour cost
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  • Wear sturdy proper fitting boots so as to avoid frost bites and avoid wearing a thick or multiple pairs of socks for better blood circulation
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  • Track Pants should be preferred over jeans during the activity
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  • Avoid heavy packing, travel light
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  • Maximum weight allowed for the participant is a 100 kg

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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    Story by Rahul Kumar

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    Time of paragliding is mentioned 15 to 30 minutes depending on speed of wind but mine lasts around 7 minutes which was unacceptable for me because many other travellers had good time of fly as they might had good pilot who can increase time of fly through their skill.Although it was a very good experience .

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    Story by Kamala Patel

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    The take off site is in Dhobi which is around 20 KM from Kullu and is a smooth drive. The site is new and gradually gaining popularity. There are many other recreational activities which you can indulge in. We hired a private cab from our hotel in Manali and it was quite a drive. We were offered Tandem hang gliding and single but we chose the regular gliding and had a great time. The service was personable and the site was not crowded like the major paragliding sites in India I had the best view of the entire valley from above. My pilot was very friendly too and we glided in the air for a good 15 minutes. Glad that I ticked off a paragliding experience from my bucket list and was able to do it right with Thrillophilia.

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    Story by Girika Shah

     Rated : 5.0

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    The take off site is in Dhobi which is around 20 KM from Kullu and is a smooth drive. The site is new and gradually gaining popularity. There are many other recreational activities which you can indulge in. We hired a private cab from our hotel in Manali and it was quite a drive. We were offered Tandem hang gliding and single but we chose the regular gliding and had a great time. The service was personable and the site was not crowded like the major paragliding sites in India I had the best view of the entire valley from above. My pilot was very friendly too and we glided in the air for a good 15 minutes. Glad that I ticked off a paragliding experience from my bucket list and was able to do it right with Thrillophilia

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    Story by Jitendra Patil

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    Amazing experience, the scare factor is low and the enjoyment is amazing. It is my habit that I shop around for the best deals and I became certain that the deal by Thrillophilia is the most sought after. I had an amazing experience on a Tandem ride, I felt it was more fun than the regular paragliding and I had a great view while gliding. The only thing which I did not like was the quality of the pictures clicked by the photographer. Otherwise, a great fly, probably the longest duration fly in the region.

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    Story by Achalesvara Khanna

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    Amazing glide, loved the offbeat site, loved the fact that it was not as crowded as my last gliding site.I have brilliant video footages from my Gopro that whoever looks at it goes wow. The glide was smooth, you get to witness the panoramic terrestrial landscape from quite a height and when the thrill of taking off jitters and excites you. Try to listen to the instructions carefully, it comes handy while gliding.

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    Story by Vaijayanti Sethi

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    Paragliding in Manali is a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty of the valley. Kullu Manali os the most sought after holiday destination to almost every North Indian. It was my first time gliding and my family was not very confident that I will be able to pull this but to their disbelief I had the longest flight and it was an experience of a lifetime. I am really grateful to Thrillophilia and the on ground staff Ramia and Neel.

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    Story by Aditya Gandhi

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    Amazing glide, loved the offbeat site, loved the fact that it was not as crowded as my last gliding site. I have brilliant video footages from my Gopro that whoever looks at it goes wow. The glide was smooth, you get to witness the panoramic terrestrial landscape from quite a height and when the thrill of taking off jitters and excites you. Try to listen to the instructions carefully, it comes handy while gliding.

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    Story by Kali Mehrotra

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    Paragliding in Manali is a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty of the valley. Kullu Manali os the most sought after holiday destination to almost every North Indian. It was my first time gliding and my family was not very confident that I will be able to pull this but to their disbelief I had the longest flight and it was an experience of a lifetime. I am really grateful to Thrillophilia and the on ground staff Ramia and Neel.

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    Story by Manisha Gowda

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    On a 30 minute glide, I had seen a major region of the Kullu Manali valley. Our operators had recently ventured into the gliding business and that was good for us because the gears looked new and felt safe.

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    Story by Minakshi Mukhopadhyay

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    Paragliding was a dream for me, but with Thrillophilia, it was achievable! I had gone solo for this adventure, and ended up having the time of my life, literally. Impeccable services and professional instructor. Thank you, Jamir and Thrillophilia.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Is paragliding safe in Manali?

      Manali is one of the best and safest destinations for paragliding in India. There are certain rules that both the pilot and his customer must follow in order to have a great launch and safe landing. Other than that, the skills and experience of the pilot counts in making the experience exhilarating as well as safe for the customer. 

      Here are some basic rules to follow when paragliding in Manali-

      - Respect the weather condition. Do not go for paragliding if the weather is even slightly unfavourable. 
      - Try to relax and enjoy the view when you soar in the air rather than leaning forward and sidewards. That makes it difficult for the pilot to manoeuvre the glider.
      - Only fly with a company that has an APPI certification. 

    2. What is the cost of paragliding in Manali?

      Paragliding in Manali costs around INR 1,750 per adult. You will be offered both single and tandem rides under the package.

    3. How long will be my flight in the air?

      The flight for short elevation will last for 15 minutes. The flight for long elevation typically lasts from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.  The time of paragliding session also depends on the weather conditions. We reserve the right to make an early landing, in case the climatic conditions get unfavourable.

      The take-off site will be Dhobi, which is located at a distance of 20 km from Kullu and can be reached via a private cab or public transport.

    4. What is the best time to visit Manali for Paragliding?

      The best time to enjoy Paragliding in Manali is in April through June. Basically, any month during the summer season works best for paragliding in Manali. Also, try to go for this adventure either early in the morning or late afternoon to witness the views of the valley in their utmost glory 

      There are no paragliding tours or services during the monsoon and winter months for obvious reasons. Even in the summer season, the tour can be cancelled or early landing can take place in case of unfavourable weather. 

      If you are looking for a particular month to go paragliding in Manali, then choose April. During this month, the flowers are in full bloom, the sun is shining at its best, and the weather is largely optimal for adventure activities.

    5. What is the minimum age for paragliding?

      Paragliding is allowed for all age groups. The active age group for this adventure is usually between 15 to 35 years. However, people above 40 years also enjoy this fun sport.  As long as you can climb up and run downhill for a few seconds, you are qualified for the sport.

    6. Is there any weight limit for Paragliding in Manali?

      Different adventure companies/tours put different weight limits on paragliding activity in Manali. There are usually two types of paragliding activities that take place in Manali—one for people under 75 kg and second for those above 75 kg and under 100 kg.

      Most paragliding professionals/companies in Manali allow a total weight of 100 kg in a single flight, including equipment and the customer.

    7. What are the best places for paragliding in Manali?

      The best places for paragliding in Manali are-

      Solang Valley: Situated at a distance of 15 km from Manali, Solang Valley is the most popular paragliding spot in Manali. The paragliding spot is located at a lush green landscape, which is surrounded by the majestic view of mountain peaks. 

      Bijli Mahadev:  Bijli Mahadev is known for its extravagant paragliding sessions.  Covered with emerald green trees and vibrant flowers, Bijli Mahadev offers a 360-degree view of the mesmerizing Parvati range.

      Fatru: If you are looking for a long flight, then choose Fatru as your ultimate paragliding destination. Your pilot will spend a good 40-45 minutes with you in the air before you finally touch the land again. 

      Marhi: You will completely lose yourself in the vistas of blue sky and white snow peaks of the majestic Dhauladhar range when you paraglide from Marhi. You will fly at a height of 3,000 meters for 20 minutes.

    8. What are the different types of Paragliding?

      The different types of paragliding are-

      Powered Paragliding:  It includes soaring in the wind with the help of a motorized hang glider. This type of paragliding is best suited in less windy places and is perhaps the most popular type of paragliding. 

      Hang Gliding: The structure of a hand glider varies a bit from that of a paraglider. The pilot suspends himself or herself over a sleek aluminium frame that is harnessed with a solid big wing. This activity is best suited for areas where wind is usually strong. 


      Microlights:  These resemble the first-ever aeroplane that was flown in the history of the world. It is a propeller-driven tricycle pod, which hangs below a flex-wing. The pilot sits inside the propeller and takes the flight. This glider can fly higher and faster.

    9. What is Paragliding?

      Paragliding is a sport that brings you closer to flying like a bird. In fact, paragliders don’t only help in making you fly, they make you soar.  Paragliding comprises of a pilot and an equipment which is quite light in weight. 

      The pilot suspends himself in the equipment called a paraglider with the help of a harness and takes a flight by running down a slope or hill. It takes about 10 seconds to leave the land and kiss the sky. The pilot uses some kind of footwork to launch himself into the air and the wind takes care of the rest. He usually has the skills to manoeuvre the glider to maintain the balance to keep the equipment airborne. 

      There is no age-limit, health limit, or any other restriction to try this sport. However, the total weight for a single session of this recreational sport is advised to be below 100 kg, which includes the pilot, equipment, and the customer.

    10. How is paragliding done?

      Paragliding is done with the help of a paraglider. It is an equipment that ensures the safety of the pilot while he is on a flight. It is a foot-launched aircraft, based on the aerodynamic principles that are applied on the Boeing, and weighs around 15 kg.

      This equipment is flexible and comes with a wing that is made from ripstop Nylon and high-stress Polyester, the two fabrics that help maintain airflow during the flight. The pilot fixes himself beneath the canopy of the frame and launches himself down the hill slope until he lifts off the land and soars into the sky.

      There are also two strings (known as brake lines) that help the pilot to balance himself and the paragliders during the flight. One can soar in the air for hours using the paragliders. Once done, the pilot can use the brake lines to comfortably land himself on the earth.  This sport is as safe as it is adventurous.

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