Aero sports are for those who dare to rise above the ordinary. The thrilling experience and the exciting feel in the air would be a memory to cherish for a very long time. Aero sports are now gaining much popularity in India as well. Although at present, it is still in its initial or developing stages, the popularity in on an exponential rise. To find and visit such locations in the country, we can take the aid of the internet. You can find countless destinations in our country which are perfect for each aero sport there is.
Aero sports (skydiving, plane joy ride, and fly ultralight) in India
Why these sports?
The thrill and excitement along with the adrenaline rush through the veins, all make aero sports a must try activity for adventure freaks. India offers great destinations for aero sports which are proved by the rising popularity of India as a tourist destination on a global scale. Aero sports are not only all about the thrill and excitement, but also offer a mesmerizing view of the scenery. Aero sports like skydiving, fly ultra right and much more can be are now becoming common sight in all major hill stations and tourist destinations. Thus with such interest in the country for such sports, the future of the tourism here is surely secure.
Locations of interest in the country
The country offers excellent locations and conditions for numerous aero sports to be performed. For those of you interested in these sports, places like Bangalore, Sikkim and parts if Himachal Pradesh would be ideal. The summer season offers the best conditions for most of these sports .Of all these aero sports, the one considered the most dangerous is sky diving also known as ‘parachute jumping’. Our country is still in the developing stage as far as this sport is concerned. However, the state of Gujarat is making efforts to make the sport more popular in the country and some events are also organized each year to support this.
As most of the action is at hilly or high ranges like the Himalaya or Himachal Pradesh, winter dresses and warm clothing can be considered essential. As some of these places can hit extremely low temperatures even during the day, warm cloths can come in quite handy. However, sunglasses, suntan lotions are also to be included in your traveling kit. Other things you need to include would be water and food items that are required on the course of your journey. This would depend on the destination you are planning to visit and the route chosen.
Bungee jumping in India
This is a popular adventure sport requiring little or no training but just some courage to get through it. The high fall towards the earth would gift a great experience to cherish for a very long time.
Location and ideal weather conditions
Goa is a popular spot for the sport in the country and has gained high popularity as well. Bungee jumping requires no specific conditions however a bright sunny day would not hurt.
Hot air ballooning in India
Explore the world from high above and view the beautiful landscape sceneries. These also require less training.
Where and when to find?
Hot air ballooning is not in abundance in the county but is surely improving with each progressing year. This developing sport can be found in the state of Rajasthan and is popularly conducted during the famous Pushakar Camel fair.
Paragliding in India
Enjoy the thrilling experience of floating high in the air with adrenaline pumping in your veins.
Where to find?
As mentioned above, the Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh offers one of the finest experiences in Paragliding in the world. There are a lot of coaching stations in the county. The state of Goa and Jammu and Kashmir are known for this. The hilly parts of these states are also where most of the paragliding takes place. So if the wind conditions and weather is ideal with a clean sky, you can also fly high up in the sky.
Other paragliding destinations in India include Kunjapuri in Uttarakhand, Pavana in Maharashtra, Nandi Hills in Maharashtra and much more. In fact, Bir Billing in the state of Himachal Pradesh is considered as the finest Paragliding experience in the world.
Why the sport?
These outdoor activities are thrilling, breathtaking and indescribable. It is something that can only be understood by experiencing it. The thrill and excitement, the feel of air brushing past you and the adrenaline that kicks in, the feel of adventure and the pure joyful ride makes it an emotion rather that a sport. We are lucky to have some amazing locations for these sports right here in our country. India is actually one of those countries with great importance given to adventure sports and tourism as a whole. Aero sports such as Paragliding are something more than just having some fun in a park.
India is actually one of those countries with great importance given to adventure sports and tourism as a whole. Aero sports such as Paragliding are something more than just having some fun in a park.
Hang gliding in India
Hang in the air high up above and watch the world from a bird’s eye. There are famous hang gliding destinations in Bangalore, Himachal Pradesh, Devlali, Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh etc. The Dhramakot region in Himachal Pradesh gifts an ideal hang gliding destination where you can fly like a bird from mountain tops to the coastal areas below. The sport is also somewhat cheaper compared to others, but the thrill and excitement it can offer cannot be judged.
Hang gliding and many other sports mentioned here is not one of those that you can enjoy along with your family. It takes some serious training and definite knowledge of all the aspects related to it. Aero sports including sky diving, paragliding and hand gliding calls for at least a week’s training. These trainings teach us all about the essentials of the sport starting from your preparation both mentally and physically to even the steps to be taken in case of any issues. There would be theoretical sessions which are followed by small workouts and practical
There would be theoretical sessions which are followed by small workouts and practical trainings. You would have to take small mock glides and similar sessions in each of these sports. The training would depend on how complicated the task in hand turns out to be. Some tasks may also require certain physical criteria to be satisfied in order to be considered fit.
Para-mounting in India
If you love to feel the excitement, thrill and risk of adventure sports, then Para-mounting would surely be of interest to you. Float high up in the air watching the world below and admire the beauty of it.
Where to find?
Gurgaon, a place in India is a famous destination where you can try it out for yourself. The feel of rising above the sky and moving above mountains and river valleys, is something that cannot be felt elsewhere.
When to go?
So when do we plan one of these or does it have certain seasonal benefits in some parts of the year? Well, there are seasons for aero sports too. The summer season is ideal for the Himalayan sites as well as those at Himachal Pradesh. On the other hand, if you are looking to visit one of those regions in the peninsular region, the winter would be the best choice. You can also check with the agencies prior to planning your visits.
However be sure to avoid monsoon seasons as the winds and rain in these regions make it extremely risky and impossible for performing aero sports. The season or the part of the year certainly decides the weather and other factors in these places which in turn decide the quality of our experience.
Zip line in India
Locations and when to schedule your trips
Experience a variety of zipping stuff in our own country. Flying fox in Uttarakhand is a world famous destination for adventure lovers. The conditions are favorable for almost the entire part of the year and there is no specific season intended for it. However, rainy seasons are considered inferior for the sport and most of these places are shut down during the time. The sport is practiced in only hilly regions like as in Flying fox and is thus in most cases, situated somewhat far from the main city near it.
“Those who never jump will never fly”, Leena Ahmad Almashat. So grab your chance to experience one of these sports to really understand the essence of it. Every adventure sport lover should try it out at least once in his/her lifetime. With India rising in prominence as an important stage for these sports, there is no need to search for a much better place to try it out. So I wrap up by mentioning the quote by Helen Keller,” Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”.