Paragliding in Naukuchiatal
Naukuchiatal means the lake with the nine corners. Surrounded by forests of deodars and oak, at an elevation of over 3700 feet, Naukuchiatal, it is home to 700 species of butterfly and 500 species of bird. Entrancing landscape and biodiversity is not the only motivation to paraglide in Naukuchiatal; it is a heaven for trekking and cycling. There are many lodgings, hotels and rest-houses in Naukuchiatal.
Temperature ranges between 20⁰c – 28⁰cin summers which is March to May; and 1⁰c – 18⁰c in winters which is October to January. Naukuchiatal has come up for paragliding in India. Timings normally 9 am to 4 pm in winter, and 7 am to 6 pm in summer. Prices range from Rs.1200 to Rs.1500 per person per flight which includes a two-seater joyride with an instructor and all safety equipment. Normal flying time is 3 to 10 minutes, and longer flights up to 45 minutes.
What is Paragliding ?
Paragliding is a soft adventure sport where the sports-person maneuvers or is guided to maneuver, a light free flying foot launched glider into the sky. It is an aerial activity that is usually undertaken from the highest points of hills and mountains in the region and hence should not be undertaken by people who are afraid of heights.