Does it sound awesome to you to fly across the wide varied landscape of green lands, deep jungles, watch the snow-capped mountains, listen to the rippling sound of rivers etc.? If yes, come and visit some moments of excitement and thrill of paragliding in Darjeeling. Darjeeling is mostly visited and known as the ‘queen of the hills’. Undoubtedly with such kind of landscape, Darjeeling is beyond suitable for a paragliding flight. You will experience a grand sight of tiny little houses and localities underneath, colossal bodies of whitish Kanchenjunga and Everest in the horizon, large land of forests with different species of Himalayan trees, plants, animals, birds, insects and so on. Darjeeling paraglide sport haunts a large number of people from all over the world every year.
Paragliding Darjeeling –Types, Time and Places
Most suitable time of launching a paraglide in the sky is the clean and clear days so that you get a vivid view of the surrounding as well as you don’t get into any trouble while flying like a bird. In Darjeeling you can choose to fly alone and feel the divine version of universe from within. But you should be capable of such flight and know all the technicalities with enough experience. If you are a novice, you better get a Tandem Flight where a well-skilled pilot will be riding with you. The paraglide is launched from Jalapahar area near St Paul’s School and landed at the Lebong Ground after a flight of minimum 15 to maximum 30 minutes. The duration of flying depends on the weather condition and wind. But remember, paragliding is no doubt an exciting sport, but dangerous too. So study well and listen and maintain that your instructor informs you to do while having a paraglide flight in Darjeeling.