For those seeking thrill, aerial sports is undoubtedly the name to count on. Aerial sports are a new and exciting side of adventure sports and are gaining popularity in India at an extraordinary pace. The experience of the wind brushing your cheeks, soaring heights giving an adrenaline rush and spell-binding views of the countryside can hardly be expressed, but only cherished.
India has some excellent locations and renowned training classes for myriad aerial sports. Lets take a look at some of the most breathtaking aerosports activities in India.
An true adventure freak should never miss an opportunity to experience the heart-throbbing sport of paragliding. It is the simplest and safest form of flying sport to experience the thrill. Paragliding is available in two forms, single and tandem. Though there are various coaching schools in India that offer courses in paragliding as well as other aerial sports, the best part about this sport is that one can enjoy it to the fullest without even learning it. Sanasar village in Jammu is the hub of paragliding in India. You can also enjoy this sport at Kamshet, Maharashtra and Naukuchiyatal in Kumaon region.
Also known as powered paragliding, paramotoring offers the fun of paragliding but with an enhanced speed. In this sport, a light weight two-stroke engine and a pusher prop is tied on the back of the glider to ensure a faster movement. It is also very safe as both the pilot and the glider wear proper safety gear, which also includes parachutes for any untoward situation. It is an ultimate way to enjoy the thrill while flying over mountains, jungles and rivers. Paramotoring is conducted by various training schools in Delhi, Pune and Bangalore.
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning is the best aerial sport for those want to enjoy the soaring sky heights with their family or group of friends. This adventurous sport is usually organised two hours before dawn and two hours before dusk as it provides the ideal weather for launching and landing hot air balloons. Although this sport is not very developed in India, it is very well conducted during the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan.
Hang gliding is the safest and most affordable solution for those who want to fly high like a bird. Similar to paragliding, hang gliding is done using a less-expensive, non-motorised craft made of aluminium, carbon fibre. Ideal destinations for hang gliding in India include Dharmakot in Himachal Pradesh and Kangra Valley, where it is carried out almost throughout the year.
For those having a true heart for adventure, sky diving is a must-do. It’s the most thrilling aerosport activity in which you dive from 10,000 feet in the sky with nothing but a parachute tied to your back. Although sky diving is very limited in India, one can find ample opportunities in Mysore, Karnataka and Deesa in Gujarat.