Take your adventure to new heights: 5 places in Asia for paragliding
Everybody wants to be able to fly, and paragliding is probably the closest you can get to feeling like a bird. Paragliding is an adventure sport everyone must try at least once. Keep in mind though that it is not for someone faint-hearted. Being hundreds of meters high in the sky is an adventure for sure and is definitely an experience of a lifetime.
Here are the 5 places where you can experience paragliding in Asia.
Pokhara is a place you must visit if you are in Nepal, and you happen to love adventure sports. Paragliding in Pokhara is one of the most popular activities there. Flying through the sky over the Himalayan view, 1,788 metres from sea level, is an otherworldly experience. Pokhara is also recognised as one of the top five tandem paragliding sites in the world, which means you will be able to sit comfortably while you enjoy the view and take pictures. The experience will cost you around Tk 10,000. This includes tickets, pictures and videos, taxes and in some cases, transportation as well.
Bir Billing, India
There are many spots for paragliding in India but Bir Billing is definitely the best. Being a beautiful location nestled amidst the Himalayas, it is definitely an experience you do not want to miss. The green fields and streams of water, small villages in the mountains, and snow-capped peaks will be your view during the flight. You can fly solo or have a professional with you for extra safety. 1,325 metres above sea level, the experience will knock you off your feet. The costs are fairly cheap as well, being around Tk 4,400. The prices and packages vary depending on which company you are booking through.
If you are in Phuket and looking for some adventure, paragliding is definitely for you. You will be flying in the sky alongside a beautiful coastline, bordered by a steep jungle. You will be able to see small islands out in the sea and sometimes you may even be able to fly with eagles. If you have excellent eye-sight, you may be able to spot some wildlife in the jungle. The flight will have you land in the middle of a beautiful beach. It is an experience of a lifetime. The pricing varies with from Tk 12,000 to Tk 18,000.
Dubai has a lot to offer and paragliding is one of them. Flying through the air over a beautiful desert is absolutely astonishing. You can see sand dunes and camp sites on the desert. While the desert is main attraction, you also get to see a floating peninsula, with its private beach and the world's tallest building. The price for this experience varies from Tk 21,000 to Tk 30,000.
Bali has tons of beaches and plenty of paragliding spots along them. The rocky mountains and the beautiful Indian ocean make for the perfect spot for paragliding. You will mostly be flying over the Indian ocean and the crystal-clear blue water, golden beaches, and the emerald fields along the coast will leave you enthralled. This makes Bali a little different from other places as you will get more of an oceanic view than a mountainous view. The cost of course, varies as there are multiple spots for paragliding in Bali, but most usually starts from around Tk 5,500 and can go up to Tk 13,000.