We are awaiting a return to the outdoor culture in travel, and paragliding in Dehradun is one way to get started. From the glistering reflection of the Shivalik range to the stunning views of Doon Valley to the majestic peaks of Top Tibba, and a never seen perspective of Surkanda Devi, Dehradun has long lured adventurers to travel across the region. Experiencing these places is exclusive to an adventure sport that most of us can find scribbled on our bucket list—paragliding. Dehradun is home to countless cliffs and forestland areas that are home to paragliding bases, locations that offer a bird’s eye view of some popular landmarks and valleys.
In this practical guide, we talk about flying over this popular tourist destination with a comprehensive guide including all you need to know before you plan your trip.
Introduction To Paragliding In Dehradun
For your first paragliding holiday in Dehradun, consider a minimum of three to four days in the city where you can comfortably rest and plan your journey. Head to the central district and take your pick of paragliding agencies depending upon how much flight time you want or any other preferences that you need to consider before booking your activity.
If you have always dreamed of visiting the sprawling highlands of Dehradun, there’s no better way to learn more about this place than observing the towering cliffs and outstanding landscape from up above.
Takeoff Altitude: 1100 m AMSL
Morning Timings: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Evening Timings: 4:00 – 6:30 AM
Minimum Weight: 30 Kg
Maximum Weight: 85 Kg
Best Time For Paragliding In Dehradun
The best time to do paragliding in Uttarakhand is from May to September. Please note that this time will also depend on wind conditions, local geographical factors and wind pressure as this is a weather-dependent sport. Please keep in mind that you can only complete this activity in ideal conditions to keep in mind the safety of the flight.
How To Reach Dehradun
The fastest and most convenient way to reach Dehradun is via flight, easily accessible from major cities like Delhi and Mumbai which have direct flights to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
Dehradun also has a well-functioning railway station near its central region. It is well-connected to the major cities and other towns and districts of India. Many direct trains are running from Delhi and other major cities in India.
Buses and taxis are run from Delhi, Chandigarh, and other major and small towns and districts around Dehradun. The main bus stand here is the inter-state Bus Terminal. As the city has a good network of transport services, you can also hire a cab or taxi to travel in and around the city.
Planning a trip to Dehradun where you can immerse yourself in the surrounding nature and dive into adventure activities that showcase the best of this destination? Make sure you check out our Dehradun travel packages to make the most of your journey here.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paragliding in Dehradun
What is the price of paragliding in Uttarakhand?
The cost of paragliding in Uttarakhand, specifically in Dehradun can range between 3,000 to 5,000 depending upon the time of flight.
What is the time duration and height for paragliding in Dehradun?
On average, the time of flight can range between 8 to 15 minutes approximately 4,000 feet above the ground.
Are there any current travel restrictions in Uttarakhand?
According to the revised order issued during Unlock 4, Uttarakhand is open for interstate travel with no travel restrictions. Please carry your vaccination certificate and continue to wear a mask in public places for prevention.
Can I do paragliding solo or only with a group?
It is available both as a private and group sport in Dehradun and you can contact the organising agency beforehand to let them know your preference.
What is the meaning of tandem in paragliding?
In tandem paragliding, a professional instructor accompanies the participant under one tandem-sized wing. It is a type of paragliding common in Dehradun and recommended for first-time flyers.
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