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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Adventure India : Hang Gliding - 6

Himachal Pradesh has been offering sites for hang gliding since 1984 when the International Hand Gliding Rally was organized at Billing, 20 kms from Palampur in Kangra district. In the month of May/June a tented colony is set up by Himachal Tourism to facilitate hang gliders. There is also an Adventure Sports hostel at Dharmshala and Aero Sports Complex at Bir.

Other excellent locations are at Kasauli, Dharmshala, Satara, Sinhgarh, Shimla, Pune, Kamshet, Mhow, Indore, Mysore, Ooty and Shillong. Hang gliding in Yumthang in North Sikkim and Jorethang in West Sikkim is also available.

Hang gliding clubs in India are concentrated at Pune, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Shimla, Deolai, Bangalore and Kalahati. Most of the clubs have their own hang-gliders which are manufactured in house by Raj Hans Aero sports Ltd. at Mysore.

Best Time : Mid May to Mid October

Related Links :

01. Adventure Sports : Active India - The Real Adventure - 1
02. Adventure India : Land of Snow - 2
03. Adventure India : Rock Climbing - 3
04. Adventure India : Mountaineering - 4
05. Adventure India : Climbing Precautions in India - 5
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