Top 5 Skydiving Destinations in India

Adventure travel is literally reaching new heights in India with the new found love for skydiving. Adrenaline pumping gets high as you get to fly over the clouds like a bird and enjoy the views as you glide down. Until a few years ago, skydiving was something exotic that we watched with gleaming eyes on the TV as the movie stars slithered by the cloud-line. Times have changed and there are a lot of adventure spots with experienced instructions in various parts within India now where you can give it a try on your own.

If you have always wanted to experience what you have seen in movies but you are hesitating because you feel that you might black out, then don’t worry. Tandem jump skydiving is for the faint hearted. You will have an instructor attached to a harness so that you feel safe. If you want to add more thrills and frills to the adventure, then try out Static line jump. In Static line jump, you will be connected with a cord to the aircraft. The parachute automatically opens after a few seconds of freefall with no action required by the person. But the real deal, where you plunge like a free bird is with the solo jump. This can be done by trying out Accelerated free fall with no harnesses attached. Now that you know what the skydiving options are, here are Top 5 Sky Diving Destinations in India.

1. Mysore, Karnataka

Ramanagara Hills, Photo by Navaneeth KN, CC BY 2.0

Skydiving above the Chamundi Hills in Mysore catches a lot of adventure enthusiasts as it is close to the city of Bangalore. You can get instructors and after a proper training you are ready to fly! The prices increase during weekends and the skydiving can be done early morning. Skydiving camps are held many times a year. You can even get videos of your experience and cherish it forever.

2. Mehsana, Gujarat

Green Tent city, Photo by Kaushik Patel, CC BY 2.0

Whether you want to have a one-time experience of plummeting down the sky or become a professional skydiver and instructor, Mehsana has it all for you. You can attempt license courses and get a certificate after proper training and instructions. You can have a fall after an hour long training and also get further instructions and attempt a solo fall.

3. Aamby Valley, Maharashtra

Lonavala, Photo by Arjun Singh Kulkarni, CC BY-SA 2.0

Skydiving along the stunning landscapes of Aamby Valley in Lonavla is a mesmerizing adventure experience. The place is very close to Pune and Mumbai and perfect for an adventure trip for a few days. The skydiving season is normally from December to February where you will have a great look at the Sahyadris. You are bound to be amazed both by the visual treat and thrill of the jump.

4. Dhana, Madhya Pradesh

Waterfall on Panna Bypass, Photo by Sagar Das, Rosehub, CC BY-SA 4.0

Dhana has great skydiving camps throughout the year except during monsoons. A free fall above 4000 ft. would truly be a glorious experience. Tandem jump can be attempted with a few hours of training. For the Static line jump course, you will have to spend 2 to 3 days with proper instructions and training. Prices vary during weekends.

5. Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

Beach, Photo by SEN, CC BY-SA 2.0

Pondicherry shows you some of the most picturesque locations in India through the bird’s eye view with a static line and tandem jumps for the most thriling experience. The unique landscape of Pondicherry and its splendid towns and landscapes are true attractions.

The skydiving destinations will leave you thrilled depending on how extreme you want to go. Make sure that you follow the instructions well and choose the best equipment and safety measures.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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