Paragliding is the world's most affordable and arguably the safest air sport ever invented. Originally used by mountaineers descending from the French Alps, this sport went through immense transformation in the 80’s, when its affordability and ease of use propelled the popularity of this adventure sport to great heights. The Alps are still the most popular destination for paragliding and hang gliding enthusiasts, though sea coasts in South America have also become well-sought paragliding destinations.
In India, paragliding is taught and done in many places like Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Serious flying is only possible in the latter two states due to the stunning scenery, high take off points and conducive weather in the summers.
Despite some accidents (caused mostly by human error), the safety record of the paraglider has also improved with the passage of time. Paragliders are rated at DHV -1 rating and are certified to open up within 3 seconds even after a massive wing collapse without any inputs from the pilot.
The Kandara flying slope, where training and joy rides shall take place, proved its safety record and successfully flown thousands of flyers for the past 18 years.
The wind flow in the Paidulsyun Valley is smooth and consistent, so any first time fliers can rest easy about turbulent wind flows.
Apart from its accessibility, the Kandara Slopes and the valley in which it is located is very scenic and provides a host of other interesting outdoor activities all within a few kilometres. These range from bird watching, star gazing, trekking, mountain biking, motor cycling, meditative walks, and photography.