Paragliding is a popular adventure globally. You get to experience flying in its raw form, explore the skies with your naked eyes, and get mesmerized by the land beneath. In Maharashtra, Kamshet is one place where you can wonderfully try out this sport. And we are here to help you out with a quick Kamshet paragliding guide.
Kamshet Paragliding guide
Kamshet, primarily a part of the Pune district, is situated on the magnificent Western Ghats, between Pune and Mumbai. Housing several traditional-styled villages, Kamshet attracts a lot of paragliding enthusiasts every year. High altitude, favorable winds, and experienced guides make Kamshet a perfect paragliding spot in Maharashtra.
How to reach Kamshet:
Kamshet is just 45 km (around 1.5 hrs.) away from Pune city, and traveling by road is the best and direct option. Local train from Pune to Kamshet is also available. From Mumbai, Kamshet is at a distance of about 100 km. It takes roughly 2.5-3 hours to travel. You can either hit the road or catch the local train.
In case you have already set up your base at Lonavala or Khandala, Kamshet is merely 30 min away, by road or by train.
Kamshet paragliding best time
Kamshet is open for paragliding from October to May. Monsoons, naturally, are unfavorable for paragliding, and hence, the activity is closed during the rainy season. The mid-late winters and summers thus offer the best time for paragliding in Kamshet.
Typically, in a day, there are two paragliding sessions. One for the early birds at 8 am, and one in the afternoon, post 2 pm. You can choose the one that suits you the best and plan your trip accordingly.
Paragliding in Kamshet Price:
Depending on your experience (and the level of adrenaline rush you want to feel), you can choose from the below paragliding packages:
- For beginners just looking to enjoy the flight without the stress of controlling the wing (which your guide will take care of), there is the “Joy Tandem” package. It is available at around INR 2,500.
Flight time: 8-10 minutes
- If you fancy controlling the flight yourself, then you can go for the “Instructional Tandem” package. Your guide will accompany you and provide instructions for navigation. This package costs around INR 3500-INR 4000.
Flight time: 10-15 minutes
- If you want to feel your adrenaline levels shoot sky-high, then the “Acro Tandem” package is just for you. Your pilot will take you to higher altitude levels and perform acrobatic moves like a spiral or a wing-over. A must-try for the adventure-seeking daredevils. The price for this package ranges between INR 5000 to INR 7000.
Flight time: 15-20 minutes
Your flight time depends on your body weight and the wind pressure on that particular day. You can paraglide up to a maximum altitude of 2000 feet, and there is a bodyweight limit of up to 100-120 kg (it is a good idea to get the criteria confirmed by your operator). Overall, the price for paragliding in Kamshet is definitely lower than other paragliding spots in the country.
Can you record your Kamshet paragliding experience?
Certainly! Who wouldn’t want to take selfies with the sky and mountains as the backdrop? For an additional cost of around INR 500, you can take a GoPro with you and capture every bit of your flight.
Paragliding in Kamshet is a thrilling experience. With an easily accessible location, reasonable prices, and well-trained guides, Kamshet makes for a perfect weekend adventure.
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