“Explore the thrill of paragliding at two convenient locations near Mumbai – Virar, just 65 km north of the city, and Kamshet, located 102 km away near Pune. Whether you opt for a secure joyride with skilled professionals or attend workshops to learn the art of paragliding, these spots offer the perfect escape from daily life and a chance to soar through the skies, leaving all your worries behind..”
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Where are Paragliding Locations Near Mumbai?
Paragliding at Virar Vasai Location
Break from the route and fly high up in the sky, but not in Mumbai, as paragliding adventure are a little far from the city near Pune. The nearest possible location where this sport can be learned is with a company called Space Apple located in Virar (Approximately 65 kilometers from Mumbai towards the north), which is associated with the Paragliding Association of India.
For some reasons, Space Apple is currently temporarily closed for its adventure joyrides like paragliding, paramotoring, and various other camps and workshops. Know more about tourist locations in Vasai Virar.
Paragliding at Kamshet Near Pune
The next best option for paragliding is Kamshet (near Pune city), which is about 100 kilometers from Mumbai. Kamshet has a couple of companies operating for this adventure sport and can be reached in a couple of hours. Best known for paragliding joyride around the Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.
With years of experience and all safety taken care of, one can break the routine weekend party rules and get ready to fly high on wetlands near Mumbai, experiencing the bird’s eye view of the Sahyadri hills away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.
The two main seasons for this adventure are winter (November to February) and summer (March to May), which are near Tower Hill and a beautiful Pavna lake where paragliding activities can be seen. A 15-minute joyride is worth capturing through your lenses to stay with you forever. Pavna Lake is at about 365 feet, and Tower Hill is way higher at 850 feet. These are the best flying sites at Kamshet, near Mumbai.
Age limits are 6 years and above, with a weight limit of not more than 95 kg. Capturing the joyride with your camera lenses will cost you an extra Rs. 500, which is worth the memory that stays forever.
Space Apple Paragliding Virar
Note: This institute and its joyride options are temporarily closed.
Started in 1998, Space Apple is an aviation adventure and sport institute, famous as the Paragliding Institute in Virar, owned by Mr. Samson D’silva, who stays at Agashi village (inside Virar).
After quitting his job to follow his paragliding passion, he started conducting trainings and giving joyrides along with other air adventure sports like power kiting, paramotoring, aeromodelling, and parasailing at about 5 to 7 hilltops like Jivdani temple, Sydney Hills, Black Beauty, Twin Rocks, Tungareshwar, Bordi, and coastal locations like Arnala, Kalamb and Rajodi, Navapur Beaches, which are well connected and widely spread at about 30 kilometers.
With years of experience now, Space Apple has achieved a milestone with a variety of Air adventures in and near Mumbai. They also train students at IIT Powai and help with training and practical sessions for other government authorities like the Army and Navy departments. Not just this, but helping the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India develop automatic aircraft that can be used by the Indian Defense Team is what they have done.
The approximate charges a decade ago to learn paragliding were Rs. 10,000/-, which takes about 3 complete days to learn the techniques of flying with such gliders. Once learned, one can become an independent private jet rider (paraglider) and purchase the same, which costs about a lakh rupees and more. Alternately, one can rent the same for a day, paying nominal rentals of about Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1500, and enjoy the same.
1st Floor, Ishkrupa,
Near Bassein Catholic Co-Operative Bank,
Virar West – 401301,
Palghar, Maharashtra, India.
Contacts: +91-9822499281 / +91-9822311459
Indus Paragliding Base
At about 100 kilometers from Mumbai city On the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway is Kamshet Ghat, an ideal location for paragliding adventures. The Indus Institute of Paragliding teaches there and also takes trips across India to ideal locations.
The specialty of the Indus Paragliding Institute is that the course is designed according to the British Hand Gliding and Paragliding Association’ (BHPA) to prepare any learner to become a paragliding pilot in India. So that makes this institute one of the best air adventure companies near Mumbai.
Shambhala By the lake
Plot 67, Somavadi, Bhajgaon
Kamshet, Taluka Maval
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