Paragliding in Kamshet - Explore the skies
Have you ever wondered what's it like to soar through the skies? If you've ever envied the birds and how freely they fly through the skies, then it's time to try paragliding in Kamshet. You can book tandem paragliding flights for a first-time experience, or sign up for a full paragliding course.
Kamshet paragliding - Your adventure getaway near Mumbai and Pune
Kamshet is a small village of Mawal Taluka. It is located between Mumbai and Pune at a distance of 20 km from Lonavala. The place is surrounded by the Sahyadri Ghats and good winds along with wonderful views. This makes this place a perfect destination for paragliding near Mumbai and Pune.
Paragliding is an extreme adventure sport perfect for adrenaline junkies and it lets you experience the thrill of flying. And while paragliding in Kamshet, you are treated to the magnificent views of the Western Ghats and the surrounding valleys dotted with lakes, ponds, rivers, and railway tracks cutting across the landscape.
Apart from paragliding in Kamshet, there are plenty of other activities to try in the region around. How about a camping trip near Mumbai? Take a look at our list of Adventure Activities near Mumbai and Pune.
Kamshet paragliding - tandem flights
A tandem paragliding flight is perfect for those who want to experience the thrill of soaring in the skies. These flights don't require any technical skills or equipment as you will fly with a professional paraglider. These flights last for about 12-15 minutes and cost around INR 3000 per person. Do note that the weekend rates are higher than weekday rates, so visit during the week and avoid not only the crowds, but also higher costs. For an additional INR 1000, you can even record your own video via a GoPro.
Kamshet paragliding - courses
If you've already done paragliding and want to learn more about the sport, then the next step is to do a paragliding course in Kamshet. These courses teach you how to fly a paraglider on your own, advanced launch and landing techniques, how to make a planned approach, deal with instabilities, and many more valuable skills. These courses also qualify you to fly on your own without requiring an instructor. These courses start from INR 20,000 and are of 4-5 days.
Kamshet paragliding with overnight stay
While visiting Kamshet for paragliding, you can pair the visit with an overnight stay. Kamshet is a gorgeous village located in the Western Ghats and has various accommodation options if you are looking for an escape from the city and into nature. There's a beautiful lakeside guesthouse for those who want a little comfort and there are also campsites close by if you would like to camp.
There are no skills required for Kamshet paragliding. All you have to do is strap-in and enjoy as the pilot controls the paraglider. As you soar through the skies, you get to enjoy the thrilling bird's eye view of the surrounding ghats and valleys.
Do note for Kamshet paragliding, you need to be above 16 years of age and have a minimum weight of 45 kg. If you suffer from back or knee injuries, then please consult your doctor before booking the Kamshet paragliding trip.
For tandem paragliding trips in Kamshet, you don't need any technical equipment as the operator will provide those to you. All you need to get is a light jacket and sunglasses. However, if you're doing a paragliding course, then you need to either rent the paragliding equipment or buy the same.
The tour operators put safety as their top priority and do not compromise on it. If they think the weather conditions are not perfect, then they will cancel the flight or wait for the conditions to be favourable. The pilots are well trained and have many hours of experience with paragliding. They know how to pilot the paraglider in all sorts of conditions.
Before the flight, they will also strap you in with high quality gear and make sure everything is well-secured before taking off.
Paragliding is an extreme sport which does involve some risks attached to it, but as long as all the safety standards are met, there is no need to worry about anything.
Kamshet is connected to Pune and Mumbai by a network of rail and road. If you're coming from Pune, then you can take a local train to reach Kamshet. If you're coming from Mumbai, then you can catch a train to Lonavala and then catch a local to Kamshet.
By road, Mumbai is at a distance of 110 km from Kamshet, and Pune is at 45 km. There are many state as well as privately run buses that connect Mumbai and Pune to Kamshet.
The pick-up point for Kamshet paragliding trips is Hotel Rangoli. It is located on the old Mumbai-Pune highway (NH4), just before Kamshet. It is located at about 50 km from Pune airport and 110 km from Mumbai airport. While travelling from Mumbai to Pune, the hotel is on the right side of the highway.
Although some travellers prefer to take their own cars to the take-off point, it is recommended that you opt for a pick-up. The reason being the road leading to the take-off point from the hotel is not well-maintained, and sometimes due to weather conditions, the take-off point may change.
Paragliding in Kamshet Trip Summary
- State: Maharashtra
- Nearest city: Mumbai
- Total days: 1-4 days
- Grade: Easy to Moderate
- Max altitude: 2000 feet
- Season: October to May
- Avg temperature: 15 to 35 degree Celsius