Paragliding in Uttaranchal
Paragliding in Uttaranchal
is the most simple form to fly and all you require is a para glider. A paraglider
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 Paraglider 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.
One of the most striking
regions in the hills of Uttaranchal is Pithoragarh, Kumaons easternmost
district. The district headquarters, also called Pithoragarh, is wedged in between
Nepal and Tibet, in the tiny Soar Valley of the Lesser Himalayas. The valley
is flanked by four hills - Chandak, Dhwaj, Thal Kedar and Kundar - and is dramatic
in its beauty. Pithoragarh is in the heart of adventure country. In ancient
times, the town had as many as six passes into Tibet, and it is still on the
sacred Kailash-Mansarovar trail. Treks to the Milam and Namik Glaciers are kick-started
here. A number of adventure sports are possible in the region and we will organize
them for you. Hang gliding, paragliding, trekking, skiing, canoeing, river rafting
For the nature lover and wildlife enthusiast, there are hikes through Pithoragarhs
thick forests where you can spot snow leopards, musk deer and peafowl. The rolling
meadows surrounding the town are soft with velvet grass and the scent of wild
flowers - lovely for a lazy day in the sun!Pithoragarh was the medieval bastion
of the Chand rulers, who were great builders of temples. Many of them lie in
ruins, but pilgrims still visit the others and festivals are celebrated here
in a big way. Visit the Kapileshwar temple, an ancient cave-temple dedicated
to Shiva; the Kamaksha temple; and the Kailash Ashram.
Mostamanu is a famous temple near Chandak, 7 km from Pithoragarh, from where
you can get a spectacular view of the snowy Himalayas - the peaks of Nanda Devi,
Panchuli and Trishul. A 29 km trek uphill from the Soar valley takes you to
Dhwaj and the temples of Shiva and Parvati. Thal Kedar, 16 km, is another pretty
spot with Shiva temples where there is a grand Shivratri celebration each year.
Getting there :
Pithoragarh is :
503 km from Delhi
330 km from Nainital
212 km from Kathgodam
150 km from Tanakpur.
Buses and taxis are available from Kathgodam and Tanakpur, the two nearest
railheads. Pithoragarh has a small hill airstrip at Naini Saini, 5 km from
town. If you are driving in from Delhi, breaking journey at Kathgodam or Nainital
is convenient. Almora and Bageshwar are the main gas refuelling halts en route.
Best time :
The months of March to June and
mid-September to October are ideal for visiting Pithoragarh, while July to early
September is the rainy season. Light woollens and rain protection is needed
in summer, while heavy woollens are called for in winter.
Paragliding Course in Pithoragarh :
Above Package includes : -
||Charge per pax
Meals. - Accomodation on twin room sharing basis. - Transportation to the flying
site and back. - Equipments and training Instructor. - Medical Assistance.
Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms
from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills
above sea level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and
the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want
relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is
close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip. Also, major Hindu pilgrimage
sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh
are not far from this place.
In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of
this place and made it his residence. The name, Mussoorie is derived from
plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery,
this hill station gradually developed as a centre of education, business,
tourism and beauty.
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