Paragliding is the most simple form to fly and all you require is a Para glider. A Para-glider is a non-motorized, foot-launched inflatable wing, which is easy to transport, launch, and land. It is constructed of rip-stop nylon or high stress polyester fabric. The pilot is clipped into a harness and is in a comfortable sitting position. The harness and the Para-glider attached by sturdy kevlar lines. The Para gliders can fly in the air for hours with the help of the glider and climb to altitudes, more than 10,000 feet high or opt for cross-country flying adventure covering vast distances.
Uttarakhand being surrounded by the high peaks of Himalayas in the north side and the plains of Terai region in the south offers a perfect way for paragliding. It stands as one of the best paragliding destinations for experienced and amateur para-gliders. Several tourists come here every year for training. They also enjoy the joyful rides of paragliding in Kumaon and Garhwal region.
There are many paragliding centers in Uttarakhand. Some of the best sites in Uttarakhand known for being paragliding sites are Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Pratap Nagar, Dayara Bugyal, Dhanaulti Ridge in Garhwal, and Naukutchiyatal in Nainital, Pithoragarh, Bedni Bugyal in Kumaon. The suitable time to enjoy paragliding in Uttarakhand is from September to May. The main equipments that are required for paragliding include the Glider Harness, Helmet, Variometer, and Reserve parachute.
Pithoragarh is a striking region in the hills of Uttarakhand. A number of adventure sports are organized in the region of Pithoragarh. Some of the adventure sports held here are Hang gliding, skiing, canoeing, paragliding, trekking, river rafting and fishing.
This hill station is a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty. Traditionally known as the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie is a charming hill station that stands 34 kms from Dehradun. Mussoorie offers excellent break to the visitors who come here seeking relief from the hot humid conditions of the plains. It serves as an excellent destination for paragliding lovers.