Air based sports


Gifted with natural paragliding-friendly terrain and climatic conditions, India is proud to be home to several flying operators, who conduct paragliding activities throughout the year. You can have your pick from mountain flying, coastal flying, flying over flatlands and desert flying. The history of paragliding in India rewinds back to the early 1990s and didn't take long to capture the interest of local adventure lovers. Hence, it is the valleys of Kangra and Kullu are two places that have witnessed the birth and spread of this in India. Paragliding is with no doubt the closest experience one can get to a bird's flight. There is not much special training required to indulge in this sport activity.

Bungy Jumping

For an adventure enthusiast nothing can beat the thrill of freefalling from a crane or a bridge while being attached to an elastic cord. In Bungy Jumping, one end of the thick elastic cord is tied to the jumper's body and the other end of the cord is tied to a stationary object at the jumping point. Bungy Jumping in India has become popular over last few years and there are many organizers who take good care of all safety measures while offering this sport. Rishikesh is the only place in the country which has a fixed platform and over a natural setting. Considered an extreme sport, Bungy Jumping, if done correctly and under professional guidance can be really a exhilarating experience.

Air Safari

Air safari is a way of exploring the natural beauty of a place from the sky with the help of a number of equipments such as para-motors, trikes, para-gliders and powered parachutes etc. You go to the heights of the sky with the help of powered parachutes by experienced pilots. This is a great way to explore the city from a completely different perspective.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning is a relatively new adventure activity in India, but one that's fast growing in popularity. It's a thrilling way to experience India and get a different perspective of the country. Imagine having a calm and peaceful view of India's breathtaking scenery from a quiet place high above the crowds. Hot air ballooning isn't as scary as you may imagine either. It actually feels like you're as light as a feather as you float though the sky. The desert state of Rajasthan is the most popular place for hot air ballooning in India. Flights operate from the Pink City of Jaipur, the holy town of Pushkar, and Ranthambore National Park . View wild animals at Ranthambore from the safety of a hot air balloon, or get a bird's eye view of the Pushkar Camel Fair! It's also often possible to go hot air ballooning around greater New Delhi and in the mountains, around Manali, in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

Sky Diving

Skydiving, as an extreme sport is still at a very nascent stage in India but its popularity and presence is slowly spreading. While there aren't any companies offering full-time skydiving tours or packages, the frequency of skydiving camps across the country has been steadily increasing. If you keep your eyes peeled, you could easily catch the extreme thrill of soaring through the skies in a city near you.