Top 5 Paragliding Spots Near Mumbai

There’s literally no one who has not dreamt of flying with the birds. Luckily it is possible now because you can literally grow large wings with paragliding! Mumbai the metropolitan cultural hub also offers one of the best paragliding experiences in India.

1. Kamshet

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Perhaps the most ideal point for paragliding not only in Mumbai but also in the country, Kamshet Is renowned for her numerous peaks and mystic greenery, providing the perfect vantage point for take-off. The Shinde-Wadi Hills is perhaps the most preferred site in Kamshet, being perfect for a novice as well as an experienced glider.

2. Lonavala

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The skies of Lonavala look colourful with flying kites and Paragliders. It is in itself a picturesque sight. Cradles by the Western Ghats, Lonavala is a hill station near Mumbai famed for her lush green valleys and historical rock-cut caves. Beauty is unparalleled here and you can catch a glimpse of the Lonavla Lake, Valvan Dam, Duke’s Nose and many more. The Tiger’s Leap located over 650 metres, gives you the vantage point of taking a giant leap into the air, perfect for enjoying the full paragliding experience.

3. Pavana

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This lush village bordering the Eastern Ghats is truly a beauty of Mother Nature with all her abundant glory. Glide over the Pavana Lake and encapsulating mountains ranges and enjoy a ride of a lifetime. Pavana also offers you peak points ideal for the perfect take off.

4. Panchgani

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Panchgani is a table top land which is quite a long distance from the city of Mumbai. Moreover, did you know that the Panchgani Table Land offers the best scenic view of all, in the country? Experience this for yourself, and stroll down the paths of the Plateau to catch a glimpse of that setting sun. And best of all it also gives you the best vantage point for a take-off.

5. Matheran

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Matheran is a picturesque landscape, abundantly blessed with numerous peaks serving as perfect vantage points for take-off. The opulent green valley is blessed with pine trees and shrubs. You can catch a glimpse of the Charlotte Lake and the Prabal Fort. You can also glide into the find from echo point, honeymoon point and Sunset point all just a few kilometres apart.

Take a break from that mundane life of yours and chase the winds for a change. Glide over lakes and mountains and waterfalls and fly into the adventure of a life time.

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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