The joy of being aloft in the wind and thrill of defying the elements are what Para sailing, Hot Air Ballooning andHang Gliding are all about. In these sports, once off the ground, the sportsman is on his own. Though these activities are in their infancy in India but are becoming popular.
India is fast emerging as a major Aero sports destination. The long Himalayan range contrasted with the vast desert landscape offer opportunities for activities like Para Sailing, Para Gliding, Hot Air Ballooning, and Para Jumping.
The Solang slopes offer one of the best Para Gliding flights. PARA SAILING has been a regular sport at Billing in the Kangra valley. Other areas coming up for this sport are the Nilgiri hills in the South and the Eastern Himalayas in Darjeeling/Gangtok area.
In addition there are many more excellent locations and facilities for gliding at Kangra, Kasauli, Dharamshala, Satra, Sinhgarh, Shimla, Pune, Kamshet, Mhow, Indore, Mysore, Ooty and Shillong. Solang valley near Manali is one of the most popular sites for PARA GLIDING.