Paragliding At Shimla – Paragliding is a thrilling sport that not only offers an adrenaline rush but also lets us experience the view below. If the right location is chosen then it can turn out to be an experience unlike any other. The Paragliding at Shimla offered gorgeous views of the valley and the streams below and I could see the apple plantations as I glided across the area.
Hey Friends! Welcome to Addy’s blog. I am Addy or Adarsh. My profession of civil engineering is a boon for me as it fulfils my desire to travel to different locales across India. It has given me a chance to meet new people and explore new place and yes eat different types of food. My recent visit was to Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. My company has bagged a new hotel project there and I was deputed to be there to do the preliminary examination of the site. This was a great opportunity for me as I has not been to this place before.
My HR department had made the travel and accommodation arrangements .Once there I spent some time at the site. Once I was through with my work I decided to explore this beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh I went to see the Kalka Shimla Railway, Christ Church, The Ridge and many other such interesting places. I learnt that there were many interesting things to do in Shimla. People suggested Rappelling, Rock climbing and even Zip lining. I decided to try all the three.
Great And Exciting Things Do In Shimla
I first went to Dhalli, Mashorba for rappelling. It was an amazing experience to do rappelling from a height of 100 ft. I was a bit nervous but guides gave some useful tips and helped me out. Here in Mashorba another recreational activity involves rock climbing. Here I had the opportunity of exploring the forests of Mashorba. The entire session of rock climbing was amazing.
I also had the opportunity of making friends with other youngsters who too like adventure like me. Finally it was ziplining. This was an out-of-the-world experience. As I zipped through the cable I could actually feel the breeze caress me. I was provided with all the gears and equipments so was not worried about the safety. The view from the top as you zip through set my heart racing.
It was time for me to wind up and come back home as I has to submit the project report. But my short stint with Shimla was exciting. I am surely going to take time off and come back to this beautiful place. I surely want to spend some more days here exploring its mystical charisma!
Hi all of you, I am Aadarsh Dash, the civil engineer who is lucky enough to have the opportunity of visiting lots of places because of the work profile I have. I love travelling and am also a die-hard foodie, having the distinction of tasting food of nearly 200 types. I like trekking and adventure tourism. The latest on the list is paragliding In Manali.
Paragliding Sites In Manali | Image Resource : godiscoverabroad.com
Paragliding is one adventure sport that has picked up a lot all over, and I feel Manali is best suited to undertake this activity. Just 14 kms away from Manali, is Kullu valley at Solang valley, where paragliding facilities are available all through the year.
Breakthrough View of paraglider | Image Resource : traveltriangle.com
There are other locations too at Marhi, Fatru and Bijli Mahadev. There are two kinds of flights that are available, for short flights which can be taken along with the pilot on a two seater paraglider and a high flying, which can be taken solo ,which is for the slightly experienced people.
Packaging the Thrill Of Flying High: Paragliding In Manali
What I discovered in Manali were the convenient packages offered for paragliding. The Dare Adventure has 1 night and 2 day package in Manali. The experienced staff at this activity is sure to guide one through the high as well as short flight with the greatest of comfort. It also does make provisions for the services to be custom made too.
The Himalayan Raider is one adventure club that makes good arrangements for paragliding activity that is able make one enjoy soaring over the skies in joy and thrill. The highly trained pilots make sure that the ride is safe. Here this sport has three categories. The first is the joy ride which I took. It lasted for 3 minutes and flew to height of 300 mtrs above the ground.
High Ride Paragliding | Image Resource: holidayheightsmanali.com
The next level is High ride that takes off from the slopes lasting for nearly for 8 to 15 minutes at 800 meters. The third type is the Long Ride that takes off from Gulaba or Rohtang peaks lasting for 25 minutes or 1 hour. Covering a distance of 3 kms, if offers a breathtaking view of the valleys and peaks. I definitely look forward to taking the second and third type of paragliding soon.
My journey via taxi from Kalka to Shimla was one wonderful journey. I was awestruck with the picturesque sights on my way to Shimla. One such tourist spot that won my heart was the Summer Hill Shimla.
Picturesque View of Summer Hill | Image Resource : cloudfront.net
The Shimla Summer Hill is an extremely beautiful and wondrous tourist spot and it falls between Kalka and Shimla. Summer Hill is also known as the Potter’s Hill as several potters would come here to pay a visit for gathering clay for making pots. When I stepped out of my car, I was astonished to see the place enveloped in the tranquil beauty of hills, which gave me peace and energy after a long tiring journey.
Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur House | Image Resource : eventseeker.com
When I explored more I got a piece of information that Mahatma Gandhi was associated with this place. During his visits to Himachal Pradesh, he resided over at the Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur. I was awestruck with the artistic and remarkable architecture of this place and it truly mesmerized me. My camera lens left no stone unturned in capturing the beautiful sights of this place. While clicking pictures I took a nice stroll alongside to feel the warmth of Mother Nature. The trees like pine and deodar added to the beauty of the place, but the most awesome moment was the exciting view of the snow clad mountain terrains.
Beautiful View of Rashtrapathi Niwas | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org
I took a nice stroll, clicked some amazing pictures but I couldn’t miss taking a nice enjoyable ride on the horse through the dense forest regions. I also visited Rashtrapathi Niwas, also known as Viceregal Lodge and I was enthralled to see ancient articles and photographs that date way back in the British rule in India. The architecture is so mind blowing that I am sure it is a treat for architecture lovers.
Well, Shimla Summer Hill is not just meant for tourists, but many students do flock here to get admitted in Himachal Pradesh University. This university is rich in education as it offers various post-graduate programmes in various subjects. After visiting this beautiful place, I was sure that the rest of my journey is going to be worthwhile.
Bering Nag Temple Shimla : “Bering Nag Temple, Sangla Valley, Himachal Pradesh is visited by a large crowd every year, especially in the months of August and September. This temple is auspicious for Hindus and a landmark place of worship. Lord Shiva is worshiped in this temple. The “Fulaich Fair” is an important event attended by people every year. Local people worship in this temple for the well-being of the village and its inhabitant.”
Nako Lake Kinnaur : “The picturesque city of Shimla has a lot to offer that you will cherish for your lifetime. One such place is Nako Lake, Kinnaur. This lake is a high altitude lake that forms part of the boundary of Nako village.You will find 4 Buddhist temples near the lake that in itself is a treat to the eyes. This lake is surrounded by willow and poplar trees. My visit to this scenic place was truly a memorable one.”
Kinner Kailash Kinnaur : It is a well-known fact that mountains and terrains of Himachal Pradesh, India are like heaven on earth. Kinner Kailash, Kinnaur is one such eye-striking place. It has a height of 6050 meters and the snow-clad sight is great to be captured in your lenses. This mountain is considered sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist due to its various religious beliefs.